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.