Conservapedia talk:College Guidance
Is this also going to be a resource for listing solid, affordable colleges that are relatively free of liberal bias? --Benp 13:56, 20 June 2010 (EDT)
- We could include that. Increasingly, however, I feel that the biggest obstacle to students obtaining college degrees is cost, so I think that should be the focus: pathways to reducing cost in obtaining the degree. Baseline affordability of a solid college would help!
- Maybe we can have a contest to find the most affordable way to obtain a quality college degree (including using AP/CLEP credits). This info would really benefit students.--Andy Schlafly 14:17, 20 June 2010 (EDT)
- Even in liberal colleges, it's possible to find excellent programs and open-minded instructors. I attended a Jesuit university in San Francisco, where many professors were liberal. But there was a program, called the St. Ignatius Institute, which offered a different core curriculum than the main university, taught by a different set of professors. I can honestly say that for most of the professors of that institute, I have no idea WHAT their ideology was. They thoroughly and rationally criticized every viewpoint, liberal and conservative, religious and atheist, and every philosophy I can think of. I'm grateful for this - students were forced to confront their own ideas and build a solid logical foundation for what they believed.
- My point is that if you're concerned about liberal bias, well, in most schools, I think if you research the professors beforehand, and find programs which interest you, you can avoid it pretty well. JacobBShout out! 15:01, 20 June 2010 (EDT)
- Well, yes, and that's really where I'm coming from: I feel like Conservapedia could and should be a resource for such research. Granted, we probably can't compile a list of every radical left-wing academic in America, but we can at least give prospective students a nudge in the right direction--something like "College X offers an excellent engineering program, but is known for the extreme left-wing bias of its history department." Perhaps that's a bit too much to add to this specific article, but I think we should consider adding it somewhere. --Benp 15:19, 20 June 2010 (EDT)
- Right. Conservapedia can point out for students where the good programs are, even within liberal institutions.
- But increasingly I see that the biggest obstacle for many students is simply cost, and many are forgoing college degrees because of the high cost. Conservapedia can shed light on the best degree-per-dollar-spent approaches.--Andy Schlafly 17:38, 20 June 2010 (EDT)