This is the latest promise during Promise Season from a presidential candidate. The Promiser? John Edwards. Of course, if I were John Edwards, or anyone in the DNC, I would make this a core platform.
Why? Because college faculties throughout the US average over 70% in defining themselves as liberal or left of center. The faculties of the colleges of humanities, where, lets face it, most of these new college students will find themselves, are as high as 92% liberal! This is discussed in this paper by a couple of Doctors of Philosophy who are trying to say that a 70% (2.3:1) number shows that college campuses aren't so liberal (90%+) after all.
Wow. If I were a Democrat, I would INSIST that all our children be indoctrinated, at government expense, at University.
Of course, as an oilman, who CANNOT find competent oilfield workers willing to work for wages well better than I ever got as a Masters degreed scientist at a major oil company or can pass a simple drug tests and find myself paying a couple of hundred dollars an hour for a competent plumber, electrician, or sportscar mechanic, I wonder why so many want to get a frigging Social Science degree anyway? You know what you say to a PhD in Social Science? Pass me my wrench, bitch.
How about we federally fund any student that wants to become a US oilfield worker?