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Death Of Liberal Arts

Is a liberal arts education still important? Why are universities with billions of dollars in endowments cutting educational programs for students? Are universities set up for the adults in the system and not student development? Tulsa University Philosophy Professor, Jacob Howland joins Dan and Amy to discuss the death of liberal arts at his university and in higher education generally.

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Chasing Prestige

Will there ever be an alternative to the current college admissions process that would make everybody happy? Isn’t it sad that some parents think it’s necessary for their kids to attend these prestigious schools in order to have a decent, fulfilling life? Senior Editor at National Review, Jay Nordlinger joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Operation “Varsity Blues” Fallout

Should the college admissions process change? Why do students and parents have such disbelief in their own abilities and lack of personal integrity? Will the “Varsity Blues” case start to tarnish reputations and show how actually unprestigious some of these colleges are? Retired NYU professor, Mike Rectenwald joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Is America Warming Up To Socialism?

Democratic Socialists' “It Girl” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still can’t figure out where the $40 trillion needed for all her programs is going to come from. Is the reason healthcare and college are so expensive because they are subsidized by the government? Fox News Contributor, Juan Williams joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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“Defund Your Alma Maters”

"Our universities risk losing their status as learning sites and becoming national security threats." Is it worth going thousands of dollars in debt to send your children to propaganda machines disguised as universities? Dr. Jason Hill from Depaul University joins Dan and Amy to argue for withdrawing your support for your dear alma mater.

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Is The Government Encouraging a Futile Education System?

Isn't a guy with a Ph.D. in economics arguing against Higher Ed like a rich guy telling the poor to stop worrying about money? Is the $1 trillion spent by the government yearly in education worth it? Why do employers reward studying all of these courses that don’t matter in the real world? Why doesn’t Tiny Dancer require higher standards for a high school diploma rather than focusing on what a student does after they graduate? Professor of Economics at George Mason University and author of the book “The Case Against Education,” Bryan Caplan joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The Victims Of The Chicago Way

Why is a second-generation Mexican immigrant with six kids who does everything right still not able to get ahead? Why is he sometimes working seven days a week to provide for his family and put his kids through college while others who are here illegally get these luxuries for free? Dan and Amy talk to a Chicago electrician who gives a perfect holistic explanation about everything wrong and unfair in Illinois.

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Proft: You're on Chicago's Morning Answer. Cristobal: Yeah, hi. How you doing? Proft: Good. Cristobal: Nice...nice to get a hold of you guys. Hey, I just want to give you my perspective. I'm 2nd generation Mexican, my father's from Mexico. I did everything right, I worked, I did extra...I served four years in the service. I'm here now in Chicago, I've got six kids, I put three of my kids through college, I'm still paying on it. I've got three other kids, and it really makes me upset because my wife don't work, she takes care of the other kids, and I'm always hustling, trying to make ends meet. And there's people coming here, and they're getting free college. And they're saying "They're good people!" I'm not saying they're not good people! I know most of them are good people, hard workers. But why am I working so hard just to pay my college? I tried applying for financial aid, they said I make too much. I mean, yeah I make good money, but I got six kids, my wife doesn't work, I'm a Union electrician, I mean...I know I don't make good money, but it's not right! Now I gotta pay all these fees, and these people are just getting handouts. I work six, seven days a week sometimes just to keep afloat! I don't know where...and I stay in Chicago, TRY to stay in Chicago so I can afford the taxes, but now the taxes are going higher, it's getting unaffordable to live in Chicago. And then there's a lot of people who live by me, they're renting out their attics, their basements, their paying their mortgages. I live in one house, with all my kids, my family, and I'm paying everything myself, but these people are renting out their attics, their basements, and then people in Chicago wonder where...why they don't have no money? Because these schools are overcrowded, because these houses are getting taxed for residential when they're actually (free flats?) because they're renting basements, they're renting the attics out. It just seems like I can't get ahead. But that's never told when you live in Chicago, in a Hispanic neighborhood. Proft: Did I tell you...Cristobal, did I tell you Cristobal had something important to say? I undershot it! Cristobal, that is an excellent dissertation on a...kind of the "holistic explanation" for everything that is wrong and unfair and upside down in Chicago, in Illinois. Exactly!

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Tuition Being Spent On Four Years Of Therapy vs. Education

Peter Wood, President of the National Association of Scholars, joined Dan Proft & Amy Jacobson to discuss the rise in safe spaces, and the increasing levels of intolerance by the left on college campuses. He said parents should be furious if their tuition money is being put towards safe spaces and scheduled walk-outs. 

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