Monday, July 10, 2017

'Living is easy with eyes closed' ― John Lennon

"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." ― Isaac Asimov
"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." — Benjamin Franklin

Poll: Most Republicans say colleges have negative impact on US

By Rebecca Savransky - 07/10/17 01:49 PM EDT, The Hill

A majority of Republicans in a new survey think colleges and universities have a negative effect on the U.S.

The Pew Research Center poll finds 58 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents think colleges and universities hurt the country.

Just 36 percent of Republicans think they have a positive effect.

In contrast, a large majority of Democrats, 72 percent, say colleges and universities have a positive effect on the country. Overall, slightly more than half of the public, 55 percent, thinks colleges and universities help the U.S., according to the survey.

(More here.)


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