College is getting more expensive every year while the quality tends to be decreasing.
One professor at Portland State University conducted a personal study to determine just how ludicrous higher education has become.
Peter Boghossian, assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State, submitted a collection of troll essays to Portland State to see if they would accept them.
The papers included a passage of Mein Kamp replacing mentions of “jew” with “men”, obese bodybuilding, the culture of rape at dog parks–which even alluded to men being required to wear leashes or have female companions late at night to prevent men from raping.
Surprisingly–or not–Portland state accepted and published some of the papers, even referencing some as groundbreaking.
The cost of College
The quality of college education has decreased substantially. New “liberal arts” appear out of thin air like fairies materializing from Disney stories.
College has increased dramatically in price, more than many other consumer sectors. The price increase has no reason to be that high.
Financial aid–guaranteed money given to uneducated children–lets colleges charge whatever price they want for tuition since more than 95% of college-aged children have never taken a personal finance class and do not have the faculty to make life-defining debt decisions.
Even with the price of college increasing and the quality decreasing like an elevator in freefall, colleges are still one of, if not the best place to learn.
Many people sell online courses but most of them are worthless. College is still a good idea and statistically those with a degree earn more. However, you must pick the right degree. Specifically, not something in a new-created discipline based in current moral pop culture.
You don’t need to pay full price for college. Many universities offer their classes for free without credit. Then, you can take CLEP tests to earn college credit for a few hundred dollars.
How to get MIT classes for free
The Massachusetts Institute of technology has an excellent selection of free courses on it’s Youtube channel and official website. These courses are called Open Courseware.
Most-Visited MIT Open Courses
Description source is from the course description or highlights.
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Python
6.0001 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Python is intended for students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems and to help students, regardless of their major, feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class uses the Python 3.5 programming language.
This is a basic subject on matrix theory and linear algebra. Emphasis is given to topics that will be useful in other disciplines, including systems of equations, vector spaces, determinants, eigenvalues, similarity, and positive definite matrices.
Introduction to Algorithms
This course provides an introduction to mathematical modeling of computational problems. It covers the common algorithms, algorithmic paradigms, and data structures used to solve these problems. The course emphasizes the relationship between algorithms and programming, and introduces basic performance measures and analysis techniques for these problems.
Single Variable Calculus
This calculus course covers differentiation and integration of functions of one variable, and concludes with a brief discussion of infinite series. Calculus is fundamental to many scientific disciplines including physics, engineering, and economics.
This course covers matrix theory and linear algebra, emphasizing topics useful in other disciplines such as physics, economics and social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering. It parallels the combination of theory and applications in Professor Strang’s textbook Introduction to Linear Algebra.
This course covers differential, integral and vector calculus for functions of more than one variable. These mathematical tools and methods are used extensively in the physical sciences, engineering, economics and computer graphics.
This course introduces students to the basic knowledge representation, problem solving, and learning methods of artificial intelligence. Upon completion of 6.034, students should be able to develop intelligent systems by assembling solutions to concrete computational problems; understand the role of knowledge representation, problem solving, and learning in intelligent-system engineering; and appreciate the role of problem solving, vision, and language in understanding human intelligence from a computational perspective.
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python programming language.
What to do with your new Knowledge
While you won’t earn credit taking these classes, you’ll receive an excellent education at no cost.
You can apply your learning to CLEP tests for college credit. Or, just saunter in your new education because everything you learn will benefit your life somehow. Knowledge can never be used against you.
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