“Real Time” host Bill Maher closed his show Friday night with a focus on higher education.
“Now that graduation season is over and we’re not spoiling anyone’s big day, let’s talk about what higher education in America really is: a racket that sells you a very expensive ticket to the upper middle class,” began his monologue Maher. .
President Biden’s US Plan for Families asks US taxpayers to shell out hundreds of billions so everyone can go to college and billions more for subsidized child care so our kids can go to college. school while we go to school. “
“Now the right is calling Biden’s plan ‘social engineering,’ which is overstated, but Biden’s plan is an endorsement of a particular idea that more time humans spend in classrooms looking at paintings black the better, ”Maher continued.
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“Liberals see more schools the way Republicans see tax cuts – as the answer to everything. We imagine going to college is the way to tackle income inequality, it’s actually there. ‘reverse. “
“Liberals see more schools like Republicans see tax cuts – as the answer to everything.”
The HBO star noted that those with a bachelor’s degree earn on average 65% more than those without and “100%” more for those with a master’s degree. He also cited that the unemployment of university graduates is “half” that of high school graduates.
“I know free college is a left thing, but is it really liberal for someone who doesn’t go to college and earn less money to pay people who go and earn more? ” Maher asked. “Especially since colleges have evolved into giant luxury daycares with overpaid babysitters anxious to satisfy any student whim.”
“Is it really liberal for someone who doesn’t go to college and who earns less money to pay people who will earn more?” “
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“Why is China kicking our asses? Because in 2019, we issued more undergraduate degrees in visual and performing arts than in computer and information science or mathematics.
“Say what you want with Lori Loughlin,” he added, referring to the actress who was caught up in the college admissions scandal, “at least she figured out a good scam in deserves another. And in the immortal words of her daughter Olivia Jade, “I don’t know how many school I’m going to. … But I want to live the experience of play and party days. “Yeah, I’m not paying for that.”
“Say whatever you want about Lori Loughlin, at least she understands that a good scam deserves another.”
The “Real Time” host argued that colleges are “businesses selling a consumer product for hundreds of thousands of dollars” all for a “piece of magic paper called a diploma,” he added. ‘was that “the start of the scam” as he noted education programs beyond earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree.
“I heard this from so many nurses, teachers and administrators who rolled their eyes when they talked about how they had to take bulls — courses in order to move forward in the field while in fact they have already learned what they need while working the job, ”said Maher. “But in the grift of our higher education, when you want to progress, ‘Wait! Not so fast! Tollbooth coming! You have to pay for more’ education ‘before we decide you could do what you’re doing. . ‘F —, that’s what Scientology does, keeps you taking classes to get to the “Bridge of Total Freedom.” ”
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Maher then blew up the average cost of tuition, increasing “500%” since 1985, adding that it increases “four times” the rate of inflation each year “but no one knows how to change a tire.”
“The answer is not to make college free, the answer is to make it more useless, which most jobs are.”
“The answer is not to make college free, the answer is to make it more useless, which is the case with most jobs,” Maher continued. “So that the two-thirds of Americans who can’t afford it or just don’t want to go don’t feel left out because the system we have sets up this win-lose dynamic and breeds resentment… and that in turn fuels our growing political divide. ”
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