Well – if there is such a thing as a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, this is it.
For decades, conservatives have been complaining about Big-Education. Unfortunately, we’re the only ones who are.Now, just maybe things will be forced into change,
from the Federalist:
Why It’s A Good Thing Coronavirus Will Mow Down Many Colleges
If this virus leads to tightening academic grants, defunding activist departments, making students more fiscally responsible, and shuttering nonessential bureaucracy in higher ed, then that’s a good thing.
An average higher education scholarship is about $2,000 a month. The average salary of a gender studies professor is about $100,000 a year. The average publication cost of an academic journal of women’s or fat studies (yes, it exists) is similar.
The average annual tuition for a student pursuing these courses while borrowing money from taxpayers, much never to be paid back, is about $25,000. The University of Michigan, for example, pays a diversity bureaucrat about $385,000 annually. What do they do, you wonder? They teach compulsory courses on diversity, like this one at the University of Mississippi.
Average home tests for coronavirus, on the other hand, are estimated to be about £6, or about $8, per unit during full production. A seamstress can sew a mask at $5 apiece. Many things make us angry that shouldn’t because we live in some of the most advanced times in human history and our tribulations compared to our forefathers’ are minimal. But if the wastage of academic funds during a pandemic doesn’t bother you, I don’t know what might.
Higher Ed Needs Serious Reform
Twenty-eight different types of scholarships, grants, and part-time campus employment opportunities are listed in the Rutgers University Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, including full-tuition scholarships. Likewise, here in the U.K., Sussex University has an array of funding for research such as Queer International Relations.
Why is this seemingly trivial information important? Because these and similar activist departments are the ones that have repeatedly taught that obesity isn’t an underlying condition, but fatphobia kills people, men and women are all the same, and gender is a social construct. These departments are laughable.
Even though the deaths from the coronavirus are overwhelmingly male, you can still read articles about how coronavirus disproportionately affects women and how this plague is a disaster for feminism. Influenced by academic theories, The Guardian is waxing lyrical about how the United Nations is warning that women are most affected by this Chinese virus. There are currently four articles in the BBC about the effect of coronavirus on minorities, ignoring that the underlying cause is obesity and unhealthy junk food consumption, as said by a doctor herself.