This is a reposting of my weekly Da Tech Guy Column: What does your higher education dollar buy these days?
By A.P. Dillon
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”
What does your higher education dollar buy these days? Let’s take a campus tour.
At Columbia in New York, you can take classes on Occupy.
At Berkeley in California, students want a building to be named after one of the FBI’s 10 most wanted.
At Cornell in New York you can potentially form an ISIS club and have a ‘freedom fighter’ come ‘train’ you.
Also at Cornell, you can be accused of rape, be expelled and then try to sue the school.
At Appalachain State in North Carolina, ‘privileged’ students are treated to public shaming.
At UVA in Virginia, you can be subjected to a Rolling Stone expose, be accused of rape and then have it turn out to be a “complete crock”.
At the University of Austin-Texas in Texas, students were outraged that the school wouldn’t punish students for wearing politically incorrect clothing… OFF CAMPUS.
At the University of Wisconsin in Wisconsin, the Chancellor spends their time lobbying alumni against Governor Scott Walker — all done on the tax payer dime.
At Vanderbuilt University in Tennessee, a Jewish fraternity was painted with Swastikas.
At the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma, the First Amendment was expelled along with some fraternity members that used ‘racially insensitive language’.
Reaching back to 2012, my own alma mater, Syracuse University, was cited for expelling a student over comments they made… on Facebook. I was sad and ashamed to see the long list of cases involving Syracuse. Not a dime will they ever see from me.
What an ‘education’. We’re in the very best of hands.
Parents, I recommend visiting Instapundit’s Higher Education Bubble posts and Campus Reform’s website regularly to see just what your tuition is paying for. It wouldn’t hurt to pay attention to the reports at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) either — in particular, the cases dealing with Free Speech.
A.P. Dillon resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder ofLadyLiberty1885.com.
Her current and past writing can also be found at IJ Review, StopCommonCoreNC.org, Watchdog Wire NC