I sort of remember when colleges taught useful stuff.
Didn’t people sometimes say colleges were ‘institutes of higher education’?
Or did I imagine that?
When I was in college there was a mandatory class called, “Freshman Orientation”.
The class was predicated on the idea that college students are morons.
In orientation class, I learned things like:
- Where to look on campus for the library.
- How to carry a tray in the cafeteria.
- The usefulness of taking notes during class.
- The importance of sleeping for awhile every day.
- Flunking tests could negatively affect grades.
Mid-semester, I learned that some students were not passing orientation.
Because college students are morons.
Which is why this unicorn is so distressing.
Let me spell out why this unicorn is horrifying!
Colleges are asking students to identify their own genders!
How can a college student, incapable of reading a map or carrying a pocket-knife, accomplish this?!!
These kids don’t even know which end of a pencil to sharpen!
Can we trust them to declare whether they’re male, female, or ‘other’?
Of course not!
Most of them haven’t even declared a major!
This information should be part of college orientation.
The first day on campus, students should have their gender assigned by a physician.
This is pre-requisite for their upcoming ‘Public Toilet Etiquette Symposium’.
Tuition of thirty grand a year ought to buy some kind of education, right?