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Discussion > Nine Causes of Scientific Decline in American Academia

Most of this information has already been written about in other articles, but it is a good summary and highlights just how universities have changed since the 1960s and the challenges ahead, not just in 'Climate Change Science':

1. Unnatural, politically-spurred growth ... quantity instead of quality approach
2. The takeover of the universities and colleges by the New Left
3. Foreign influence ... [EU] Environmental politics ... international editorial boards of scientific journals
4. The rise of "studies" with predetermined results ... confrontational environmentalism ... post-normal Science
5. Al Gore!
6. Affirmative action and diversity policies ... affirmative action appointees didn’t need any qualifications
7. Academic scientists’ blindness
8. Suppression of the independent science
9. Universities’ abrogation of their duty
[But,] I know that thousands of outstanding scientists work and teach in academia. Academic institutions are to blame for suppressing or ignoring their contributions.

AmericanThinker: Nine Causes of Scientific Decline in American Academia

This must have a knock on effect after these graduates leave and enter the workplace.

Feb 25, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Registered CommenterRobert Christopher

I once asked a recruiter who was bragging on his institution's higher than average student loan repayment rate if that qualified the institution's student's for a lower interest rate. He was dumbfounded by the question, but there were titters from the audience.
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Feb 25, 2017 at 6:34 PM | Unregistered Commenterkim

dang, 'students'. Where's my moneysworth?
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Feb 25, 2017 at 6:39 PM | Unregistered Commenterkim