Libs Don’t Realize Actions Have Consequences

2019 June 21
by bc3b

The Atlantic ran an article lamenting the closure of Newbury College in Brookline, MA. Newbury is one of numerous small liberal arts colleges to announce that it is either closing or on the verge of closing because of financial shortfall and declining enrollment.

The article, written by Alia Wong, is a real tear-jerker:

But students and faculty suggested that a college closure cuts even deeper—that the raw pain and the stakes involved in such a shutdown are compounded by the fact that Newbury was also home. And Newbury welcomed many of its students when few other schools would: Compared with nearby private, liberal-arts institutions, Newbury’s students were more likely to be poor, identify as people of color, and/or have parents who did not attend college themselves. (Seventy percent of Newbury’s undergraduates were, according to Chillo, first-generation college students.) For these reasons, the closure feels personal, more like a breakup than a liquidation. The shuttering is for some “a proxy for [their] sense of self-worth,” Mael told me.

But tuition and fees were $34,500 a year, well out of the reach of truly poor students who would be better served spending their first two years at a community college.

The student the article focused on was a blonde co-ed from the Denver area who recently enjoyed a Caribbean cruise for her 21st birthday.

Then the article addressed another problem colleges are facing:

What’s more, the number of applications doesn’t correlate with the number of students. (The number of applications per high schooler has soared in part thanks to the Common App, which makes applying to additional schools much easier.) In fact, a gradual downturn in U.S. birth rates has led to a decrease in the country’s current high-school population (which remains four-year colleges’ primary source of students). A recent report by the National Student Clearinghouse research center underscores just how dramatically this is playing out. In spring 2019, overall postsecondary enrollment decreased by 1.7 percent, or nearly 300,000 students, from the previous spring.

Well Alia, put on your liberal thinking cap (assuming such a thing even exists). What is causing the decrease in the country’s high school population? Abort?on. Care to buy a vowel? Liberals support abortion as if it was a religion and illegal immigration. But, very few children of illegal immigrants attend college and those that do likely don’t opt for small, private liberal arts colleges. Then they whine when liberal arts colleges close.

Yes, Alia, actions have consequences.

Hat tip: The Atlantic

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Newbury was a nice school for those who could afford it.

11 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 June 21 9:14 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Don’t realize actions have consequences… and when the consequences happen can’t see that the actions caused them.

  2. 2019 June 21 10:45 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Once Newberry closes, somebody needs to reopen it as a trade school. Would be perfect justice if it happened.

  3. 2019 June 21 10:56 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    A fundamental shift is happening in the educational market. Simply put, its going online. The other is education will not be shoehorned into blocks of time anymore. Brick and mortar does not mean much anymore.

  4. 2019 June 22 6:20 am
    justrand permalink

    our entire “education” system is rotten from top to bottom. Charter Schools and Home-Schooling are the only possible way to produce better educated kids. By the time those attending Public schools get to college they are already indoctrinated, and as such they fall prey to the worthless excuse for “higher education” that most colleges provide.

  5. 2019 June 22 6:37 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Indeed, I see it every day at work. Have recounted the travails before so no use belaboring it. Though I have to say my spiel to parents has changed. I emphasis the student have as low a debt load as possible and coming to my school gives them that chance.

  6. 2019 June 22 7:03 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    From Deplorable Don
    A student accused of opening fire at a Colorado school reportedly told investigators that he targeted peers who made fun of him for his gender identity, court documents show.

    “Alec McKinney, 16, and Devon Erickson, 18, allegedly decided to carry out the shooting after exchanging messages on social media the day before the May 7 attack at STEM School Highlands Ranch near Denver, the documents show.

    “The shooting resulted in the death of 18-year-old Kendrick Ray Castillo; eight others were injured.”

    Had the victims been transgendered and the shooter straight, the story would not have died nationally the next day

  7. 2019 June 22 7:04 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Also, Week In Pics is up at PowerLine

  8. 2019 June 22 7:12 am
    JimNorCal permalink
    This is the first time in C-SPAN’s 40-years history of covering ‘Road to the White House’ that we have been denied live coverage of a state party convention.

  9. 2019 June 22 8:57 am
    bc3b permalink

    Speaking of schools: why pay $18,300 a year to send a child to a Catholic high school whose values are no different than public schools?

    First Catholic colleges, now Catholic high schools?

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