No More Math for These Collidge Stoodints

[Thanks to Thorsten for the news tip]

Well, looks like math is just too hard for today’s collidge stoodints; so Wayne State U., in Detroit (where else?), is going to fix that problem.

Wayne State will replace math courses with–trumpet fanfare, please: plus barf bags–Diversity Studies! ( )

Gee, what’s Diversity Studies? What in tarnation is that?

It’s just another way to collect students’ tuition money and give them nothing in return. Just another way to keep ’em dumb and make ’em dumber. Just another way to undermine the country.

Confound it, I’ve already written and submitted my News With Views column for this week. It’s about our wonderful collidges. Wish I’d had this tip a little sooner.

Oh, well… No one can possibly keep up with this. The march of folly is in high, high gear.

7 comments on “No More Math for These Collidge Stoodints

  1. “The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid ‘dens of crime’ that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern.”—C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters

    1. @ Lee: That is so true. If you’ve ever read Peralandra (also by Lewis), he shows Satan as being very clever when he’s trying to get something, but that as soon as he needs to stop being clever, he becomes a monotonous entity (endlessly repeating Ransom’s name over and over, like a child, but of course without tiring and far more creepily) devoid of imagination or creativity.

      @Thorsten Fassbender: I love C. S. Lewis, and I generally have a quote of his for just about anything 😀 That is a really good quote; it’s amazing how he was able to write in such a way that it’s still relevant to our own times, 80 or so years later.

    2. I have just had a horrible thought.
      Math is too hard, so they replace it with Diversity Studies.
      What do they plug in when Diversity Studies turns out to be too hard?

  2. Yes, I had a little first hand experience with this junk back when my grandsons were still in sixth grade. One brought home a “math” book and needed help. He was confused, so I read the lesson and found it had a few written problems, but the main subject was not math, but sociology. It was all about how the ugly Americans were exploiting the poor,, downtrodden Mexican workers. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck… would have made more sense. I slammed the book shut, told him it was not he who was confused, it was the stupid book. I had a talk with his teacher over that one.

  3. Very good question, Lee. It is very unfortunate that things have changed so drastically from the way life was handled in Colonial days and for a while beyond. Now, divorce takes a toll, the need for two working parents, and many other factors. so sad.

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