So, hypothetically… if I could take a bunch of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and read books at Barnes and Noble all day… and then be able to display my knowledge and understanding of the subject on an equal, if not higher, level than a college student… then, hypothetically… why is everyone paying for college again?
(Answer: Because a college degree isn’t about education, it’s a class marker. If we cared about everyone being educated, we would accredit free online courses and allow people to achieve intellectual growth and success without going into debt. But that’s not what college is for. I mean, yeah in college you can travel and learn from amazing professors and start your own anything and have access to facilities and resources and money, yeah, college is all that. And I’m not discrediting anyone who loves college but… college, at the end of the day is a business. College is just one more big way to perpetuate the system. But I say f**k the system, man.) #FreeEducationForAll #LearnRadically
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“Even though we don’t necessarily wear our politics on our sleeves in Night Vale that often, I feel we are trying to model the world that we want to live in; where people are judged by the quality of their character and by their actions, and not by what they look like or what they sound like or whether they’re black or white or native american or.. you know. any of the very superficial things that as Westerners— as Americans, especially, in the media we get hung up on so much.
So it’s been amazing getting to travel the country and get to meet all these fans who are lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, you know, or just queer, you know? Just awesome and queer kids that listen to this podcast and it means so much to them.”
—Cecil Baldwin, Fangirl Radio