A new guide for helping your kids choose a college

I should be in bed, but I just had to post a link to a blog called The Torch which is run by the organization FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education). FIRE is an organization devoted to helping college students defend their rights to free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of association, due process and such. It’s pretty sad that there’s even a need for an organization devoted to defending people’s constitutional rights against college administrators (who are themselves tasked with creating an environment of free intellectual pursuit), but that’s the world we live in. As long as I’m at it, I might as well link you to the new blog addressing “higher” “education” on the National Review Online called Phi Beta Cons.
I particularly recommend these blogs to parents who feel a little insecure about not being able to afford to send their kids to Ivy League schools or who don’t think their kids could get accepted. Once you see the sort of nonsense going on at places like Harvard (where no one’s too whiney not to be taken seriously) or Yale (where a Taliban spokesperson is currently a “special student”), you will never again dream of sending your sons and daughters off to such hallowed halls. Not only that, but you’ll have a nearly endless supply of stories to laugh about with friends (the ones coming out of Harvard really are the best). Enjoy!

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