ChristianGovernance eletter – June 15, 2012
Today’s shabby university religion
The most interesting aspect of the analysis in the article below of the shabby intellectual condition of today’s universities and colleges is the following:
> However, religion has been largely shunned from higher education during the past 100 years, in the name of combating sectarianism and dogma.
National Post – September 14, 2010
Not everyone needs a debt-financed university degree to be complete
By Matt Gurney
Last week StatsCan put out a report saying that, even while the comparable rate across the industrialized world fell to 14%, the percentage of Canadian teenagers not attending school remains stuck at 20%. One in five Canadians between 15 and 19 is a pretty big number, but it varies widely by province and territory – in Yukon and Nunavat, it’s one-third of teenagers, in New Brunswick, only 14%. Alberta leads the provinces with 26%.
One area of huge savings is the purchase of college textbooks. As this article notes, college textbooks are hugely expensive and among the most “outrageously overpriced products.” Post-secondary schooling is run like a cartel and a huge cultural brainwashing machine has most people thinking that there is no credible option for success in this life outside of the status quo in-class approach.
Excerpt from “New Study Shows Homeschoolers Succeeding in College,” a press release issued by the Home School Legal Defense Association:
Therefore, it was with great interest that we read the new study – Exploring Academic Outcomes of Homeschooled Students, by Michael F. Cogan – which shows homeschoolers succeeding in college.
The study was based on a medium sized college located in the upper Midwest.