College education should be free. Wheeeee!

America’s college campuses are a cesspool of victimology and parasitism. To call it socialism or communism is to give the mentality too high faluntin’ pretentious a term.
Last Wednesday, students demonstrated at Santa Monica College, a community college in southern California, over a plan to offer high-priced courses. California’s state colleges and universities have been raising fees because of diminished financial subsidies from the state, whose own coffers are empty, being billions of dollars in deficit.
The Associated Press reports, April 4, 2012, that “Raw video posted on the Internet Tuesday evening showed students chanting ‘Let us in, let us in’ and ‘No cuts, no fees, education should be free.'”
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Campus police pepper-sprayed as many as 30 demonstrators after the mob tried to push their way into a trustees meeting.
Students were angry because only a handful were allowed into the meeting, and when their request to move the meeting to a larger venue was denied, they began to enter the room, said David Steinman, an environmental advocate who is running for Congress as a Green Party candidate.
Two officers were apparently backed up against a wall, and began using force to keep the students out of the room. Steinman said both officers used pepper spray: “People were gasping and choking.”
Santa Monica College spokesman Bruce Smith said he believed it was the first time pepper spray had been used to subdue students on campus: “It was the judgment of police that the crowd was getting out of hand and it was a safety issue.”
Firefighters were called to the campus at about 7:20 p.m. Five people were evaluated at the scene and two were taken to a hospital, Santa Monica Fire Department Capt. Judah Mitchell said. Their conditions were not known, but the injuries were not believed to be serious, Mitchell said.
Students have been upset over a new plan that involves the formation of a nonprofit foundation which would offer core courses for about $600 each, or about $200 per unit – about four times the current price. The program is designed to cope with rising student demand as state funds dwindle. The move has raised questions about whether it would create two tiers of students in a system designed to make education accessible to everyone and whether it’s even legal under state education law.
Community colleges statewide have lost $809 million in state funding over the past three years, causing schools to turn away about 200,000 students and drastically cut the number of classes offered.
Trustee Louise Jaffe said during the meeting that she doesn’t believe the students want to listen: “We spoke for four hours and we weren’t understood.”
~Eowyn

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walthe310
8 years ago

Jefferson thought that college should be free. Hey, what did he know? He only wrote the Declaration of Independence.

COCOA
8 years ago

Free institutionalism

Al Thompson
8 years ago

That place was a shit-hole back in the sixties, and I’m sure it has had time to ferment more since then. One of the happiest days of my life is when I walked off that campus. Schools today are more like prison camps designed to wasted away the youth in this country. They don’t need to be sitting on their fat asses in class when they could be learning skills that might actually be useful. When I was there, I was forced-fed the common market, communism, and socialism. On the science side, I learned about evolution which didn’t exist. Their… Read more »

DCG
DCG
8 years ago

Seems about the only thing they teach in college these days is Entitlement 101.

Richard Greene
Richard Greene
8 years ago

Only failed parents send their children to public schools. By the time those kids reach college, they are pretty much a lost cause. Higher education could be affordable (if not free) if the military adventurism were ended. Death is more frugal than reason, though. The fundamental fact remains that ‘school’ is the worst place to get an education, especially those beholden to the State. All they teach is recitation and obedience while ensuring that ‘students’ never actually learn to think and reason for themselves. They’re a totally failed institution. The good news is that real education is free, if you… Read more »

Al Thompson
8 years ago
Reply to  Richard Greene

I tell every parent that I know to homeschool their children. Some of them think I’m a few fries short of a Happy Meal, but you’re correct, public schools is where your child learns to be a failure.
When I wanted to learn how to do something specific I either learned it on my own or I went to some specific classes. But to sit and rot my brain forr 16 years was almost unbearable. I think I made it to 14.5 until I cried “uncle.”

Liz
Liz
8 years ago
Reply to  Richard Greene

I am a homeschooler, but I disagree with your statement that only “failed parents send their children to public school.” Though I do agree with the outcome. I think so many people are just not aware/awake/are sheeple. I don’t think they care about their children any less, just haven’t necessarily been given the “watchmen’s” sixth sense, if you will. I know many wonderful. loving parents who just don’t see/sense the urgency that we do. KWIM? Our job as those who can see the bigger picture, the watchmen, is to tell them.