If you haven’t been paying attention to what goes on at your local university, you should. After all you pay for it.
The latest outrage is campus administrators providing “safe spaces” so Hillary Clinton supporters – which encompasses most college students – can have a place to come and cry, play with Play Doh, snuggle with puppies, and play with coloring books.
Remember, were talking about university students here, not kindergartners. Although, if you follow higher education you’ll discover that university students, their professors, and especially their administrators have the emotional development of five year olds without the innate sense of right and wrong.
The latest outrage came from the University of Michigan law school. Note: law school. These are people who already have undergraduate degrees and are in the process of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn the law. If you have an attorney I recommend that you find out if he or she attended University of Michigan. If they did, find a new lawyer.
The University of Michigan law school decided to host an event to help their students recover from the trauma of Donald Trump’s election victory. Here’s the announcement on the law school website.
Join us for delicious and comforting food with opportunity to experience some stress busting, self-care activities such as coloring sheets, Play-Doh, positive card making, Legos, and bubbles with your fellow law students.
Really, you can’t make this stuff up.
University of Michigan law school is far from the only place that is doing the stupidity.
Interestingly enough, the event apparently got scrubbed because it disappeared from the website. I doubt they canceled it, although I don’t know for sure, I suspect the Dean of the law school might’ve gotten some heat from alumni and just took the announcement down.
It’s interesting to note that one legislator in Iowa, Bobby Kaufmann, decided he’d had enough of this stuff and has set about to do something about it.
After hearing about state schools in Iowa coddling students, creating safe zones, cancelling exams, etc., Bobby Kaufmann, a member of the Iowa State house, decided he had seen enough.
Kaufmann, Chairman of the Iowa House Oversight Committee, has announced he is going to open an investigation into the state schools, hoping to learn just how many taxpayer dollars were wasted on the “cry baby” reactions to Trump’s victory over Clinton.
Speaking with WHO Radio’s Simon Conway, Kaufman explained his plan to co-sponsor the “Suck It Up, Buttercup” Bill. The proposed legislation would identify the monies spent by state schools on activities deemed to be a waste of money. The state would then penalize those schools by cutting triple the amount of money wasted from the 2017 budget.
Calling the school’s actions “absolutely asinine,” Kaufman vowed, “I’m gonna find out exactly how many taxpayer dollars are being used for these cry zones and for all these different safe zones (so) you can talk about your feelings. And I’m gonna take whatever that number is and we’re gonna triple it and cut it from the university budget.”
Good job representative Kaufmann, let’s hope your good work spreads to 49 other states. And I love the title of your legislation, Suck It Up Buttercup, perfect.
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