When did the decline begin?

On our jog today we heard a professor say to the radio host that he traced the decline in education to around the time he became a teacher in the late sixties. Maybe so. The Vietnam protests got real (and surreal) at that time because per month drafts went from 29,000 a month to 42,000 a month, and soon grad school deferments were ended.

Of course the Harvard alums, Yalies, etc., a number of whom went to grad school principally to avoid the draft, went nuts. Some put the decline well before that, indeed, decades before, which is fine with us. We don’t know.

Final thought: sending completely ignorant 28 year olds with economics BA’s to Congress reveals the perils unleashed and abetted by tenure granted to the Vietnam draft dodger grad-students-turned-professors, and so many others after them.

One Response to “When did the decline begin?”

  1. feeblemind Says:

    re Final thought: sending completely ignorant 28 year olds with economics BA’s to Congress reveals the perils unleashed and abetted by tenure granted to the Vietnam draft dodger grad-students-turned-professors, and so many others after them.

    I dunno . . . her puppeteers may see that as a positive.

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