Mike Rowe sure knows how to come in swinging as he lays out the truth to a woman who responded to his article.
Dawn Baker had responded to Rowe’s post that had reached over 3 mil people.. Mike Rowe had questioned the necessity of a four-year degree. The woman was not happy with Mike Rowe and accused him of adding “ammunition to those attacking the country’s education system.
“Is it your intent to make those who choose college to feel ashamed, lazy and brainwashed?” “Whether you mean to or not – [you] are sending a very bad message to those who want to destroy our higher education system,” Baker added.
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Rowe had the perfect response.
You’re right – our countries educational system is indeed under attack. But the attack is from within, and the wounds are self-inflicted.
He then listed examples of the University of Utah creating a “cry closet,” Randa Jarrar, a professor at Fresno State, calling Barbara Bush a “witch” and a racist on the day she died, and the University of California, Berkeley banning a speaker with views that students find “objectionable”:
Point is, Dawn, the hypocrisy in our educational system is rank, the bias undeniable, the disrespect for our flag ubiquitous, and the entire “safe space” mentality the exact opposite of what life is like in the real world. Higher education has created its own PR nightmare.
“Is it any wonder parents are trying to figure out if their kids should be sent into such a lopsided environment?” he asked. “Is it any wonder reasonable people are beginning to question the value of a four-year degree?”
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Rowe concluded his post:
To answer your question, Dawn, no – my intent is not to make those who choose college feel “ashamed, lazy or brainwashed.” My intent is to remind people that a university is not the only place to enrich your mind or prepare yourself for the real world. Nor is it necessarily the best place. It’s merely the most expensive.
Other options exist, including those offered through my scholarship fund. Please feel free to apply, should your position at Oregon University ever vanish. Or, should you one day conclude that work is not the enemy.