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I’m putting the college industry on trial.
For decades, American parents and students have made the idea of going to college an idol, an indispensable part of growing up, and a rite-of-passage to adulthood.
Am I really telling kids not to go to college? Absolutely—at least for most students.
FILE – College students in a classroom (Elina Shirazi/iStock)
My experience founding and growing Turning Point USA into the largest conservative campus organization in the country has given me a unique vantage point into this corrupt world and hardened my conviction that the root of the college tree is rotten to the core. I am very pro-education, but I am most definitely anti-college.
Allow me to submit the evidence.
First, colleges are running a federally sponsored scam, in the most literal sense of the word.
The college industry is heavily subsidized by the federal government, making it a scam not only