Hostile environment + politized classes = Bye Bye College

Posted: September 7, 2021 by datechguy in culture, education
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Apparently men have figured out that it’s not worth going into a lot of debt to be told that you’re what’s wrong with the world:

Men are abandoning higher education in such numbers that they now trail female college students by record levels.

At the close of the 2020-21 academic year, women made up 59.5% of college students, an all-time high, and men 40.5%, according to enrollment data from the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit research group. U.S. colleges and universities had 1.5 million fewer students compared with five years ago, and men accounted for 71% of the decline.

Now that the STEM stuff like math, physics, engineering and medicine are going woke with realty has taken a bad seat to ideology the cost benefit analysis will make even more men think twice.

But have no fear. Trade schools are still there and haven’t reached the point of wokeness and men who go into heating, plumbing, welding carpentry and electrical work, none of which need a degree will discover that they will be able to name their own price when highly educated woke folk with degrees on their wall need anything

  1. Pod Hamp says:

    I agree that many men (and women too) would be better off learning a skilled trade rather than spending major bux on a mostly worthless liberal arts degree. But just giving up on college for men is a tragic mistake, especially in things like the STEM fields. Unfortunately, college degrees are a prerequisite for any job that involves management and politics. If you want to be relegated to a permanent underclass, that is the way to do it.

  2. bob sykes says:

    I agree with POD HAMP. There are many careers that require at least a BS, and many require an MS or even a PhD. The hard sciences, engineering, business, law, and medicine all mandate degrees for entry. The rewards of these vocations are substantial, and include work satisfaction, prestige, and status as well as money and security.

    There is also the issue of how many trade jobs there are. There aren’t all that many in our modern economy. Certainly, there are not enough to sop up all the young men out there by a very long shot.

    The amount of wokeness in STEM is still small, and having taught engineering I can say that engineering students are quite resistant to leftist propaganda. That does not mean they are conservative. Of course any resistance must be underground and unexpressed, as in the former fascist and communist regimes, but dissimulation does not lose your soul, although it will be aggravating or even humiliating.

    So my advice to young men is go to a STEM program, and keep your mouth shut. Regurgitate whatever crap they demand, but join some samixdata or secret society for consolation.