Academia: Should They Love Their Children or Poison Them?

I likely speak for millions of Americans who have tired of the constant bitching of college students. They complain about everything.

I’d rather run a daycare, than a college these days, as the toddlers are more manly and intellectual than most of the idiots known as Millennials these days.

In The Week, I read about the Oberlin College kids no longer want to fail.

Students at Oberlin College are asking the school to put academics on the back burner so they can better turn their attention to activism. More than 1,300 students at the Midwestern liberal arts college have now signed a petition asking that the college get rid of any grade below a C for the semester, and some students are requesting alternatives to the standard written midterm examination, such as a conversation with a professor in lieu of an essay.

Now the students want to dictate how they are measured. And why not! When you see how Obama is treated, given a A for F work, you get the picture. But the reason these little heroin addicts give for not wanting to fail is even more intriguing.

The students say that between their activism work and their heavy course load, finding success within the usual grading parameters is increasingly difficult. “A lot of us worked alongside community members in Cleveland who were protesting,” Megan Bautista, a co-liaison in Oberlin’s student government, said, referring to the protests surrounding the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by a police officer in 2014. “But we needed to organize on campus as well — it wasn’t sustainable to keep driving 40 minutes away. A lot of us started suffering academically.”

They are students and activists. They have jobs…as activists. And as activists, their plates are full protesting the atrocities of being American.

America is full of issues, like the war on women, the indiscriminate killing of black people by cops, and worst of all, the potential for a Donald Trump presidency.

I have a love/hate relationship with these stoners, as I’m happy they are challenging the very vile, racist, sexist, idiotic Liberal institution that created them. The struggle that academia must be having as they try to figure out whether to love their children or to smother them in their sleep definitely puts a wry smile on my face.

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