Students as ‘Consumers’ is Destroying Higher Ed

Here’s another in a long line of examples of coddled students believing the notion that they are consumers and not learners.  But when you sow students as consumers instead of learners and turn schools into businesses and education into a consumer product where the ‘customer is always right’ and you couple that with a generation of kids who got awards for simply showing up and doing nothing, this is what you reap.

One thought on “Students as ‘Consumers’ is Destroying Higher Ed

  1. Matthew Hamilton 10 Jun 2017 at 9:05 am

    “black family bonds were destroyed by the abuses of slave owners, who regularly sold off family members to other slave owners.”
    The inclusion of the word “regularly” should have made the student realise this is not the correct answer. Unfortunately too many students incorrectly believe that “regularly” = “frequently”. In any case even with the word “frequently” that answer is wrong.

    Reading the account of the firing of the lecturer – for that is basically what it was – it would be interesting to know what the race of the lecturer was. The student is (or appears to be) African-American, the quiz question concerns African-Americans, so was the lecturer fired because the student consumer is always right or was the lecturer fired because the African-American student consumer student is always right when it comes to any questions about African-Americans?


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