LOS ANGELES, CA – HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher host Bill Maher blasted the President’s “America Families Plan” on Friday, saying it endorses the idea “that the more time humans spend in classrooms, staring at blackboards, the better.”
Maher, once a stalwart for liberal causes, has turned against his makers as the Left moves toward a more radical “woke” culture labeled progressiveness. On Friday, that could not have been more evident as he began his “New Rule” monologue.
Maher said that higher education in America is “a racket that sells you an expensive ticket up to the middle class”.
He supported his argument by pointing out that Biden’s America Families Plan calls for “hundreds of Billions” of taxpayers’ dollars to pay for everyone to go to college, and billions more for childcare so people can go back to school.
The Real Time host said that Biden’s plan endorses too much expense for too low a payoff in education:
“Biden’s plan is an endorsement of a particular idea that the more time humans spend in classrooms staring at blackboards the better. Liberals see more school the way Republicans seem to see tax cuts, as the answer to everything.”
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) June 5, 2021
Maher derided claims that education is the solution to income inequality in the United States, a topic Democrats have been discussing at length in political debate for years. Maher said:
“We imagine going to college as the way to fight income inequality, but actually, it does the reverse.
“If you have a bachelor’s degree, you make about 65 percent more than someone who doesn’t, and with a master’s degree, it’s more like 100 percent more. And the unemployment rate of college grads is about half what it is for high school grads.
“Therefore, he asked, “Is it really liberal for someone who doesn’t go to college and makes less money to pay for people who do go and make more?”
Maher continued to call colleges and universities “giant, luxury daycare centers, with overpaid babysitters anxious to indulge every student whim.”
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— Miriam (@MiriamKF1) June 4, 2021
To the laughter of his audience, Maher gave as an example a photograph of the University of Missouri, showing a student river grotto “inspired by the Playboy mansion.” He also mentioned Georgia Tech’s large water park.
Maher said students are not being properly educated, meaning tuition funds are wasted:
“A third of students spend less than five hours a week studying, and when they do, it’s for their onerous, magnum cum bullshit course load of Sports Marketing, History through Twitter, Advanced Racist spotting, Intro to Micro Aggressions, and You Owe Me an Apology 101.
“Why is China kicking our ass? Because in 2019, we issued more undergrad degrees in visual and performing arts than in computer and information science or math.”
$$ Elite $$
At Louisiana State University, the lazy river spells out LSU. At the University of Missouri, tour guides let families know that its river’s grotto drew inspiration from the Playboy Mansion. https://t.co/P6dFOL9n6V
— Tina Gray Teague, PhD (@A_weevil) February 27, 2021
College is business, and business is about making money, Maher explained. Colleges offer a degree in exchange for funds and sell students a product at an increasingly higher cost than the value of the education they receive. Maher quipped:
“Colleges are businesses selling a consumer product for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and they want to give the customers what they want, a magical piece of paper called a diploma.
“But that is only the beginning of the scam. A want-to-be Librarian needs a Master’s Degree just to get an entry-level job filing books.
“In the grift that is our higher education, when you want to ‘move up’ — hold on there, not so fast, toll booth ahead — you need to pay for more ‘education’ before we decide if you can do what you do. This is what Scientology does, makes you keep taking courses to move up to the bridge of total freedom.”
ranked number one in the nation for a reason. georgia tech got a water park yall https://t.co/WVyl2n3Mu7
— Joye Nettles (@joye_nettles) May 28, 2013
According to Maher, the average cost of college has risen over 500 percent since 1985 and increases yearly at four times the rate of inflation. He said the system is broken, and the answer is not to increase the number of college graduates, it is to decrease the need for them:
“The answer isn’t to make college free. The answer is to make it more unnecessary, which it is for most jobs, so that the two-thirds of Americans who either can’t afford to or don’t want to go, don’t feel shut out.”
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Biden pick for Deputy Education Secretary claimed schools ‘spirit murder’ black students – and that’s only the beginning
January 20, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC- Remember, Joe Biden wants to “unify” the country. As part of that “unification,” Biden is planning to use the Department of Education to let the white folks know that they are a bunch of raging racists and need to undergo some type of deprogramming.
If you’ve been tracking Biden’s nominations and appointments to various posts within the administration, it is an assortment of the most radical group or miscreants to populate the White House since…well since Biden was vice president under Barack Obama.
Biden’s latest gem is to choose San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten as Deputy Secretary of Education. The Daily Wire describes Marten as a “sympathizer of critical race theory who also has a history of making controversial statements.
Among Marten’s “greatest hits” was praising a speaker who was pushing the idea that schools “spirit murder” black children, while white teachers needed to undergo “antiracist therapy.”
The Daily Wire said that according to investigative reporter Christopher Rufo, he wrote that:
“According to whistleblower documents, Martens personal introduced the speaker, Bettina Love, and praised her presentation about ‘spirit murder,’ ‘antiracist therapy,’ and ‘abolitionist teaching’ when the district hosted Love as a featured speaker for a training program last August.”
What exactly is “spirit murder?” The speaker defines it as “a death that is built on racism and intended to reduce, humiliate, and destroy people of color.”
Earlier this month, Rufo wrote:
“The school district hired Bettina Love, a critical race theorist who believes that children learn better from teachers from the same race, for the keynote address at the August Principal Institute and offer an additional district-wide training on how to “challenge the oppressive practices that live within the systems and structure of school organizations.”
This summer, San Diego Unified hired critical race theorist Bettina Love for a district-wide training on “[challenging] the oppressive practices that live within … school organizations.” The district forbade recordings, but my whistleblower took screenshots and detailed notes. pic.twitter.com/haprjyQxgB
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) January 6, 2021
Rufo added that the whistleblower “took detailed notes of the speech and captured screen shots of the presentation” despite the district’s ban on attendees from recording the session.”
Gee, why would they ban attendees from recording the presentation? Are they trying to hide something perhaps?
According to the whistleblower notes, Love began by saying that “racism runs deep” in America and that blacks alone “know who America really is.” Love claimed that public schools “don’t see [blacks] as human,” perpetuate “anti-Blackness,” and “spirit murder babies.” pic.twitter.com/jumMapxZ79
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) January 6, 2021
Continuing, Rufo said:
“According to these notes, Love began her presentation by claiming that ‘racism runs deep’ in the United States and that blacks alone ‘know who America really is.’ She argued that public schools in particular ‘don’t see [blacks] as human,’ are guilty of systemic ‘anti-blackness,’ and ‘spirit murder babies’ in the education system.”
“At the end of her presentation, Love told the teachers that whites are directly responsible for plight of ‘dark children,’” Rufo continued.
He pointed out a slide which was labeled “Teacher Education Gap,” which stated,:
“Whiteness reproduces poverty, failing schools, high unemployment, school closings, and trauma for people of color.”
Now, the “money shot.” Love also asserted that “white educators” derive privileges from “white supremacy culture.” Of course.
San Diego Unified has been radicalized. In recent months, the district announced mandatory diversity training, added a new racial grievance curriculum, and abolished the requirement to turn in homework on time—all in the name of becoming “an anti-racist school district.” pic.twitter.com/dTVqAh69Ww
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) January 6, 2021
In a 2019 piece in Education Week, Love said in speaking about “spirit murdering” that:
“What I am talking about is a slow death, a death of the spirit, a death that is build on racism and intended to reduce, humiliate and destroy people of color.”
“School officials continue to misdiagnose the spirit murdering happening in their schools every day, even in a time when folks are screaming in the streets that Black Lives Matter, demanding immigration rights, calling to end police brutality, standing up to Islamophobia and transphobia and demanding racial justice. When schools mirror our society’s hate, educational justice becomes out of our reach.”
— Educators for Antiracism (@EdAntiRacism) June 29, 2020
Biden’s picks for education (hell, his picks for everything) look to significantly radicalize the department, a significant departure from the Trump administration. If you thought race was a wedge over the past four years, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
The Daily Wire said that Biden’s choices for the Department of Education are all over the subject of “critical race theory.”
For example the outlet reported, Biden’s choice for Secretary of Education, former Connecticut Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona oversaw a high school curriculum for that state’s high school students that is heavily influenced by “critical race theory.” That program is to be introduced in fall of 2022.
Connecticut high schools will be required to offer a course in African American, black, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies, the Connecticut Mirror reported on December 2. The course is offered as a full year elective course for students, but they are hoping to expand the program and make it a requirement for all students.
Under learning objectives, the course curricula states, “Analyze how race, power and privilege influence group access to citizenship, civil rights, and economic power.”
Cardona said at the time: “Let’s not forget the connection between kids wanting to be in school and kids attending school. And when we see that our attendance rate with black and Latino students is worse, when we see that our achievement outcomes or academic outcomes are disparate in Connecticut, we have to take real action. I think there’s an equal benefit to students who are not black and Latino to take this course. We hear about windows and doors, that curriculum serves as a window into other cultures This is a window into another culture for many students.”
Buckle up people. The far-left is in charge and it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
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