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Higher Education is Sinking

Updated on May 7, 2018
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Butter is in the Kitchen

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, May 7, 2018. Our sweet friend, Butter, is at the stove preparing Cinnamon Butter Toast for our enjoyment. I will be mixing up a batch of Irish coffees to add to the fun. Butter and I are asking for the pleasure of your company this morning. The topic for the day is the state of higher education. Our kids may be learning how to behave like fools. Hurry over as quickly as you can. If you discover that you are one of the many parents paying to have your child brainwashed, we'll have tranquilizers and antacids on hand. We hope see you soon.

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Big Bucks But No Bang

Thanks so much for joining us this morning. Pop was kind enough to give me the floor this morning, so let's jump right in. College campuses are turning our children into radical loons who can no longer distinguish right from wrong. The administrations of many of these schools are deep into appeasing their left wing base. They are graduating students who will need crying rooms in the offices of the fields they wish to enter. They may be very disappointed. Let's take a virtual walk around the nation to see what is actually happening in many of our institutions of higher learning. The term "higher learning" doesn't seem appropriate anymore.

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A Broken System

If you want your children to be ashamed of their "whiteness" the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs is the place to be. Students can earn three credits toward a Graduate Certificate in Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion if they attend a four day conference on "Unmasking Whiteness." Now stick with me, because what I have to say will be hard to swallow. The conference is open to "self-identifying white people". I have no idea what this means, but the topics to be discussed are white privilege, guilt and shame and the economic benefits of whiteness. You might want to pop a few antacids right about now. My stomach is in knots, and I'm not sure I even have a stomach. Now I don't identify as white, because I am yellow and also a butterfly, but the whole notion of this garbage infuriates me. I wonder what a graduate degree in diversity offers in terms of job security. I suppose if a student were interested in becoming the second coming of Rev. Al, the course might come in handy.

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Social Unjustness

Resident Assistants at Marquette University are being supplied a "Social Justice Resource Guide." The university is supplying their resident assistants with a list of liberal-leaning groups on campus. The Office of Resident Life leans so far left that anyone expressing conservative thought is a pariah. This gold-mine of misinformation promotes diversity, but somehow fails to mention any organizations that are conservative. If I had a head, it would be spinning around at this moment. The school promotes diversity, but suppresses it at the same time. If I were writing tuition checks to this school, I would put a stop payment an them right away.

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Paying Money for Madness

The University of Texas at Austin has decided that the Counseling and Mental Health Center needs to treat masculinity as a mental health disorder. The goal of this madness is to help male students to take control over their gender identity, and develop a healthy sense of masculinity." This may mean, and I am only guessing, that if a male student wants to wear a skirt, he should. The goal is to expand the definition of masculinity to include femininity! It seems that the prevailing thought is that the current definition of what it is to be a man is too narrow. Anyone care for a tranquilizer?

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It's Not Safe Out There

Things are falling apart on campus. What was once up is now down. Every concept that we have embraced is being challenged. Men should be women, women should be men, gender identity is up for grabs, free speech is only free for liberals, trashing America is trendy, being white is something to apologize for and history is to be erased. This really is just the tip of the madness iceberg. I suggest that we try to keep up with developments on campus, whether or not we are footing the bill for a college education. Eventually these students who seem to be a part of a sick science experiment will enter the real world. That, dear Poppers, scares me to death.

Butter's Song

This land is your land

This land is my land

Not!


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    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Good Morning teaches,

      Maven is funny and brilliant! As far as our schools are concerned, K thru college, I believe we are in trouble. Teachers are presenting students with a biased and ignorant look at our nation. Nothing but misery can come out of all of this. See you at the Inn!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 months ago

      Maven's comment cracks me up but the teacher set himself up (or herself) for it. As an educator I am concerned about the quality and type of education even in high school. The system is controlling what they think and that is not always what is right.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      7 months ago

      Good Morning Pamela,

      It is wonderful to "see" you at the breakfast table. I hope all is well with you and your family. All is not well with our nation's schools. The problem starts in the elementary grades. By the time kids graduate from college, the brainwashing by the left is complete. That tells me that the future of our nation is on shaky ground. See you at the Inn. I'd love to catch up.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 months ago from Sunny Florida

      Hi Pop, Been a long time, but I see you still write about important topics. A college education today is becoming a joke at many universities. History has been dropped, distorted or just changed to a particular professor;s beliefs. I thought we should look at both sides of an issue so the student can make an informed decision about any given topic.

      And this boy versus girl identity crisis makes my glad my boys are grown men, and the grandchildren were raised well thank goodness. It is just crazy now. I am afraid for the you children of the future due to the way this world is headed. Good topic!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      7 months ago

      Good Morning brad,

      Now that's funny in a very sad way! See you at the Inn.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 months ago from now on

      Well Pop, it is still said today that the high school education in the US is the best in the world. The problem is you have to graduate from college to get it!

    • tsadjatko profile image

      7 months ago from now on

      Well Pop, it is still said today that the high school education in the US is the best in the world. The problem is you have to graduate from college to get it!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      7 months ago

      Good Morning maven,

      This trend doesn't bode well for our future. The only safeguard against some of the damage is strong parenting and intelligent conversation around the dinner table. The old fashioned adage about "the teacher always being right" is dead, but not yet buried. Thanks for the joke. It put a smile on my face. I'll meet you at the Inn, maven.

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      maven101 

      7 months ago from Northern Arizona

      Many teachers, particularly college-level teachers, no longer teach students how to think, they now teach them what to think...Critical thinking is anathema to cockamamie liberal thought...free speech does not include those that have a different perspective on politics or refuse to participate in a progressive groupthink...shaming a person's "whiteness" is straight out of Chairman Mao's Little Red Book...

      A child's education is about preparing him or her for life outside the family...a maturation of interpersonal skills that prepare them for the responsibilities of adult life and the honing of skills that will allow them to succeed in an ever more challenging world...It's a sad fact that Grade and Middle School teachers are coming from the bottom 20% of graduating college students, with many qualifying for teaching posts with only an Associates degree from a junior college...Unionization has forced many school districts to forgo terminating incompetent or under-performing teachers because of litigation costs...

      A little levity: My teacher pointed his ruler at me and said: "At the end of this ruler is an idiot"...I got in trouble when I asked "Which end ?"...Irish coffee and cinnamon butter sound heavenly...See you and Butter at the Inn, Pop...

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      7 months ago

      Good Evening Pino,

      There are very few conservative professors colleges and universities. By the time these libs get through with the kids they are dumb, misguided, unrealistic and mostly unemployable. It is no wonder Mommy's basement is the place to be after graduation. See you at the Inn, Pino.

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      Pino Krisio 

      7 months ago

      POP:

      Poor Butter! she must be losing her mind with this topic. No wonder our younger people don;t know what to do. Boys cannot act like boys; girls cannot act like girls. There is no real competition because everyone wins.

      Then we unleash these young adults into the real world and wonder why they cannot cope. they want free everything and then a promotion without working.

      We are not doing anything good for these college students. When will academia wake up?

      I am off to the bar for that cinnamon butter toast. Yummy!....

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      7 months ago

      Dear Lori,

      Well, if you feel inspired to write that is a good thing. It is the only good thing to come out of this college mania and indoctrination.

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      Lori Colbo 

      7 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      You have motivated me to write a satiracal piece on college culture. I'm so grateful my kids are not in college. So far no grandkids either. Sheesh.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      7 months ago

      Dear GM,

      You hit the nail on the college head. Many students and their parents are paying for a ticket to nowhere. Perfect evidence of the mess we are in was exhibited at one university by students who said that course work and testing was interfering in their ability to protest.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      7 months ago

      Dear Gene,

      Your comments are well taken and we all should be aware of what is happening here. We can learn from history, and we should, but there is a massive effort going on to erase our past. We may be doomed to repeat horrible mistakes made here and abroad.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      7 months ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Very insightful article. You have said a mouthful. In this postmodern society, any major that ends in studies, humanities, or a liberal arts degree is a ticket to nowhere. Unless one is thoroughly connected via wealthy parents or has an above average ability to hustle, having a soft degree guarantees poverty or struggle. If one wants a semblance of a solidly middle or upper middle class lifestyle, one has to major in a relevant, job-related subject. One also has to obtain an advanced degree in relevant subjects just to get a foot in the door.

      In order to succeed, one has to be mentally resilient & sturdy. The work world is no place for weaklings. It is the survival of the smartest. By smartest, I mean street as well as academic smarts. Many college graduates sadly aren't prepared for the real world. They are also in debt up to the waist. It is a sad state of affairs.

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      Gene W Strasser 

      7 months ago from Lake Orion, Michigan

      Good Morning Pop,

      This is all very disturbing. Making any group feel guilty because of their history is no different than punishing the children for the sins of the father. There are four governments (that I know of) in the recent past that have done this. The Soviet Union (especially under Stalin), Communist China under Mao, Communist North Korea, and Nazi Germany. Obviously all of these are communist and socialist governments that the liberals so desperately want to turn this country into.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      7 months ago

      Good Morning AB,

      Thanks for the info. It is heartening to see that small pockets of hope exist. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      7 months ago

      Good Morning Billy,

      l,

      It is really nice, although not necessary, when we agree. Enjoy the day and say hello to the animals for me.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      7 months ago

      Good Morning Tom,

      It has to be nearly impossible for a student with conservative values to adapt to life on campus these days. Things have gotten pretty nasty, and I don't expect the environment to change anytime soon. It's a shame and a disgrace, and a colossal waste of money. See you at the Inn, Tom.

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      A B Williams 

      7 months ago from Central Florida

      Good Morning Pop,

      Are you familiar with Charlie Kirk? He is the Founder and Executive Director of Turning Point USA.

      He's a kid, well, I consider him a kid, only 24. He is an Eagle Scout, (I am sure he has an opinion about the latest with the 'Scouts'!) and an entrepreneur.

      His mission is to educate students on the principles of free markets, limited government and, in a short amount of time, he and his 100+ Capitalism-loving employees have grown Turning Point USA into the largest youth organization in America. They have a big presence on many high school and college campuses.

      The madness is real....but this young man definitely brings hope!

      Have a wonderful week!

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      Bill Holland 

      7 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Well, I'm in agreement with you that the system is broken,and big bucks are being wasted on nonsense.....finding solutions are a bit trickier, but there is no doubt the system is barely functional.

      Have a great day Pop!

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      Tom Whitworth 

      7 months ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop and Butter,

      The inmates are in total control of the asylum. Colleges today are sadly more imitative of Chairman Mao's re-education purges in China in the 1960's and 1970's.

      In order to educate they must shame the victim, errrr student, into dropping their common sense and resistance to bovine Ca ca. It is not just a coincidence that divide is the core of diversity.

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