Community College

I always want to be on the side of community colleges but if this is the intellectual stature of their administrators, I’m sorry for their students.

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  1. Trump Administration to Hold Migrant Children at Base That Served as WWII Japanese Internment Camp

    The Trump Administration has opted to use an Army base in Oklahoma to hold growing numbers of immigrant children in its custody after running out of room at government shelters.

    Fort Sill, an 150-year-old installation once used as an internment camp for Japanese-Americans during World War II, has been selected to detain 1,400 children until they can be given to an adult relative, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    The agency said Fort Sill will be used “as a temporary emergency influx shelter” to help ease the burden on the government as it prepares to house a record number of minors even though it already operates about 168 facilities and programs in 23 states.

    Health and Human Services said in a statement that it has taken about 40,900 children into custody through April 30. That’s a 57% increase from last year, which is a rate on-pace to surpass the record figures in 2016, when 59,171 minors were taken into custody. The agency had assessed two other military bases before selecting Fort Sill.

    The children would be held inside facilities that are separate from the general on-base population. HHS personnel, not American troops, will oversee them.

    Using military bases in this way is not new. In 2014, the Obama Administration placed around 7,700 migrant children on bases in Texas, California and Oklahoma, including Fort Sill. The temporary shelters were shuttered after four months. Last year, the government evaluated several military bases to shelter migrants, but ultimately decided not to use the facilities.

    However, it appears unavoidable this year. Apprehensions of children at the border are already nearing record numbers. U.S. Customs and Border Protection released data last week that showed the figures had skyrocketed to 56,278 at the end of May, a 74% increase over last year. The influx of migrants, mainly from Central America, is straining an already exhausted system, U.S. officials say. Several children have died while in U.S. custody since last year.

    Fort Sill, located southwest of Oklahoma City, was one of several internment camps where Japanese-Americans were held during World War II. Between 1942 and 1946, the U.S. government forcibly removed an estimated 120,000 men, women and children from their homes and incarcerated them across the country. Fort Sill was later used to hold German prisoners of war.

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    1. What would be the alternative? I don’t want to hear any more moaning about this from anybody who doesn’t propose a clear alternative.

      What’s the alternative you would like to see?

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  2. My father taught at a community college, and Mom always said that his truthfulness was why he never would become an administrator. One of the deans who was a friend there nicked-names

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  3. The “social scientist”author calls a large group of people “rapacious elders”. Would he stereotype other groups…say “rapacious Jews”? I’m plenty tired of millennial bashing, but it seems every generation has it’s “what’s the younger generation coming to?” complainers. Avocado toast? Good grief, people, it’s just bread spread with fruit.
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  4. The comments for that linked article are even more entertaining than the article itself.

    A couple of “woke” (idiot) seniors actually commented that they feel guilty for taking senior discounts that aren’t offered to everybody! Maybe they can use the money they save with those meager discounts and find a good therapist to help with all that guilt! 🙂

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    1. We accept local seniors for free in our classes. I always pray I have at least one because they are an amazing addition to any course. So they absolutely shouldn’t feel guilty. They are making the professors very, very happy.

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      1. “We accept local seniors for free in our classes.”

        I wish that were the norm in Poland… there’s something called ‘free listener’ (wolny słuchacz) but very, very few people take advantage. There is also the university of the third age (I gave a talk at one once) but that’s more a social activity with only seniors…) One of my favorite aspects of American culture is the idea that you’re never too old to learn and one of my least favorite aspects of European culture is the idea that education is just for the young and once you’re out… you’re out.

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        1. Gosh, in Ukraine when I was a student you couldn’t be accepted in college if you were older than 35! And you couldn’t apply to more than one college at a time, which was horrible for male applicants who used college admissions as a chance to escape from the draft. Young men lived in absolute terror because of this requirement. N told me he had nightmares for 3 years about failing his college admission exams and being drafted.

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