Many of my textbooks this semester put emphasis on social issues rather than fundamentals. My English textbook, for example, is loaded with political activist authors, and very little in the way of unbiased literature.
I think if colleges eliminated opinion shaping agendas, and concentrated on the ABC's of education, kids would be in better shape when they graduated. Right now people are getting four year degrees in useless subjects (Sociology, for example) and still can't find Canada on a map. To top it off, they are going into debt in the process.
I've also noticed that academic standards for certain scholarships are declining. I've seen a couple that require you to only have a 2.0 and be a member of certain ethnic groups. Seems like rewarding those who work harder for good grades would be more wise than giving incentives to those who don't.
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