Earlier, I warned here of the insane worldview that many colleges are espousing and brainwashing your kids with. Apparently, a significant number are beginning to wake up as noted here that the University of Missouri experienced an astonishing 25% drop in enrollment following its recent antics. Investors Business Daily reports the drop in enrollment is the result of "political correctness run amok, weak university leadership and inflated college costs."
They go on to observe,
That the university is loaded with academic zeros such as Associate Professor Melissa Click, a women’s studies “expert” with zero knowledge of journalism, indoctrinating students in radical leftism at Missouri’s famed journalism school and getting caught on camera attempting to stifle free speech. No dissent allowed, and don’t even think about free inquiry.
They also saw a wimpy establishment that permitted “Black Lives Matter” activists to pretty well take over the campus, hurl phony charges of racism at the school’s (leftist) establishment, and then see the university administrators cave to their demands like a bad souffle. In the wake of those protests, the university president was forced to resign, yet the demands of the radicals only grew louder.
Amid this, parents and students saw the same overpriced tuition, bloated administrative budgets, useless majors and inflated salaries that plague all universities.
So they voted with their feet, leaving one of the country’s once-great land-grant universities with a distinguished past academic history in the dust. If that’s not a warning to all universities to clean up their act, what is?