Dan Gilmore / November 13, 2015

Don’t Look to Students to Solve University Problem

Where are the Republicans’ fiscally sound solutions?

There is a problem in higher education and students know it. College students from the University of California, Berkeley, to Northeastern University in Boston, who called themselves the Million Student March, took to the streets Thursday to express their dissatisfaction with the state of American higher education. The march’s proposed solution was to, well, let’s hear what one national student organizer, Keely Mullen, told Fox Business Network:

“Well, so the movement, the Million Student March, um, is a movement for a more, um, equitable and fair system of education, as opposed to, um, the really corporate model that we have right now. Uh, so the three core demands of the National Day of Action are free public college, a cancellation of student debt, and a 15-dollar-an-hour minimum wage, um, for people who work on the campus. … The 1% of people in society that are hoarding, um, the wealth and really sort of causing, um, a catastrophe that students are facing. I mean, we have a relationship right now where 1% of the population owns more wealth than the 99% combined.”

Stunning analysis right there. If the students wanted to be intellectually honest, they should have all slapped Bernie Sanders buttons to their chests while they marched, as the Democrat Socialist candidate for president has gained traction in his campaign for promising a whole goodie bag of free stuff for Americans if he is elected. But the marchers do have a point: Ballooning student loans have hampered graduates’ ability to save for retirement. The problem is worse at Christian colleges — many of them conservative in nature — where students often have to borrow even more than their public university counterparts in order to study their faith at a deeper level. However, the students’ proposal to rob the 1%, who are already being milked for everything Democrats can think of, completely disregards Economics 101. Contrary to this philosophy of envy, the 1% are not a never-ending well of untapped money. Meanwhile, it’s primary season: Where are the Republicans’ fiscally sound solutions to rising student debt? One candidate, at least, has a plan

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2022 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.