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kleinbl00  ·  245 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: College May Not Be Worth It Anymore

Dude.

Dude.

I go to two community colleges. One of them is effectively a trade school. They teach machining, welding, cooking, dental hygiene and, like, a couple other trade school things. The other one mostly teaches art and prereqs for going to a 4-year.

The art school is having a prom.

I've heard people my age gripe about kids and how inappropriate they are and how everything is different than when they went to school. Know what's different? From the top down, administrators are infantilizing the ever-loving shit out of students. There's this assumption they can't fuckin' hang so they teach to the lowest common denominator.

They're doing no one any favors.




galen  ·  245 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The foreign language exchange program I'm on has 8 participants this semester. Disastrously low numbers, even for a program with historically very low participation. The administration responds:

Better advertising? meh

Better financial aid? eh

Bolstering the university's foreign language requirement? nah

"Switch to an English language program or we shut you down."

The first week we were here, a stranger in a bar guessed our university based solely on the fact that we are the only Americans who even attempt to speak German. On a campus with 5000 international students.