Take a long and hard look before you pay those tuition bills, parents. This is the state of higher education in America.
Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students.
“I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion,” said Horowitz, who asked students if they’d sign a petition calling for an outright repeal of the First Amendment. “The result was this unbelievable display of total stupidity.”
Ami was able to garner over 50 signatures to repeal the First Amendment in less than 60 minutes.
Ivy League campuses like Yale do not represent the majority of Americans, thank goodness. But this type of victim and entitlement mentality is exactly what we need to fight, and it starts with holding educators accountable for the garbage they are teaching our children.
Higher education is supposed to teach our next generation to think independently, to challenge their beliefs through debate and open discourse. Instead, all they are learning how to do is whine and point the finger at somebody else for their own problems.
These institutional failures will continue to happen unless parents start voting with their wallets. Do your research, and make sure you are sending your kids to a school that helps them become adults, not “victims of micro-aggression.”