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Pope group lauds university enrollment decline; cites “too much partying and sex”

Sex license plateWe’ve known for a long time that the chief mission of the Pope Center for Higher Education is to undermine and dismantle North Carolina’s system of universities and community colleges. As reported in this space on numerous occasions, the group puts out almost-daily missives calling for higher education to be privatized, more expensive and more exclusive.

But why? What’s behind this strange hatred for something that most people would regard as American as apple pie? A new fundraiser from the group may finally contain to key to understanding the Pope Center’s peculiar mania: the problem is that students are having too much fun.

In an appeal sent out yesterday the group list five things that it claims will happen if one sends them money. Here is #3:

3) Academic quality will take center stage.
If alumni learn that general education at most schools is lousy (we have published a detailed report on UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State), that grade inflation is rampant, and there’s still too much partying and sex. They will insist on improvements.” (Emphasis supplied).

Ah hah — the truth comes out! It always seemed a safe bet that the Pope people were a cadre of Vernon Wormer wannabes. Now, there’s confirmation.

 

4 Comments


  1. Rob Schofield

    July 1, 2014 at 9:09 am

    P.S. #2 reads: Enrollment will decline and costs will go down.
    If students re-evaluate their decisions about borrowing for college, enrollment will decline. That will force colleges to control costs. (It’s already started.)

  2. Elizabeth Finley

    July 1, 2014 at 9:53 am

    It’s worth noting that research and data show that students now have less sex and use drugs less frequently than they did back when their parents or grandparents – or Art Pope – were in college.

  3. Alex

    July 1, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I find that hard to believe Elizabeth. What is the source of your research and data ?

  4. Mark

    July 2, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Art Pope had sex in college?

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