How far we have come! In only a few short years, we have reached a point where a majority of Republicans think higher education is bad for the country. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 58% believe institutions of higher learning have a negative impact on the state of our union. It was only 2015 when 54% of Republicans said “colleges and universities had a positive impact on the way things were going in the country.”
Could it be that Republicans believe a “liberal arts” education is somehow synonymous with a liberal political mindset?
Could it be the logical result of a current Republican party that has always been fond of anti-intellectualism?
Could it be conservative Christians, who make up the heart of the Republican base, just protecting their “magical-thinking” turf?
Whatever the reason, our country is in a deep pile of fecal matter.
Knowledge may be good, but ignorance is bliss.
The United States must surely be one of the happiest countries on earth! Sad.
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