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Letter: Higher education closing minds, hijacking generations


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To the Editor:

In August, I transferred into a state university.

I was thrilled about the hope of broadening my mind through higher education. I went in with an open mind and a willingness to learn about new ideas – to become “educated.”

Americans are constantly praising our institutions of higher education. And rightfully so – for we see people travel across the globe to study here. This is because the U.S. always has been a proud sponsor of the powerful combination of learning and opportunity.

As I entered my courses with this in mind, my thoughts on the matter began to shift – at first slowly, but then faster and faster as each session in each class came to a close. I realized that a whole different kind of learning was going on.

Higher education should encourage us to think outside the box and truly think for ourselves.

Much to my dismay, I found that many of my teachers were not teaching at all. Instead of educating, it seemed many were practicing the opposite indoctrination.

Universities no longer teach us with openness. They manipulate and carefully mold students to be copies of a given school’s educators.

I sadly have seen that universities belittle the idea of a creator. They also have a surprisingly strong anti-freedom message,
and anything associated with success in the free market is
completely shunned. Universities are taught with a heavy liberal bias.

State-run universities are hijacking generations of students. Turn on the TV, look in the newspaper, and you will see these generations. The Occupy movement is a clear example of what happens when the schools and universities stop teaching and start turning millions of students into mindless drones.

I will end with a quote from a person who was thought to be very daft by his teachers: “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

Luke Stephen Persson

Sycamore

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