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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Failure of Title IX

Education in the United States has become one vast entitlement system.  Minorities are entitled to exemptions because they have been oppressed.  Women are entitled to exemptions becauses ALL MEN HAVE OPPRESSED THEM FOR AEONS.  On the other hand we have created a system that gives preferment to women and minorities nearly to the exclusion of men in higher education.  

A recent study of graduation rates in higher education have disclosed a startling conclusion: Women are graduating college at rates that nearly equal 1.5 to 1. 
For last year’s graduating Class of 2009, women dominated at every level of higher education. Here’s the national breakdown: for every 100 men, 142 women graduated with a bachelor’s, 159 women completed a master’s and 107 women got a doctoral degree.
This is creating an education gape that if we don't begin to tackle now...will create in huge imbalance down the road.  Think about it...more women, in much higher paying jobs will be forced to "settle" on men who make much other words...your wife is a lawyer and you work at Mickey D's because that's the best job you can find.  While that's an extreme case, its not as far fetched as you imagine.  Russia is already contending with this issue now, nearly 70% of the doctors there are women, while less than 40% of the men are college graduates. 

This chart shows how these number will continue to skew in ever larger percentages.  Since we as a nation have decided to toss out merit and focus soley on sex... then to quote Glenn Reynolds,
Obviously, we need to extend Title IX beyond athletics . . . .You think I’m kidding but I’m not sure I am. Since we’ve given up on merit and instead focus on group representation nowadays, what’s the argument against such an approach?
Merit, no longer has anything to do with college entrance/acceptance.  Once upon a time, passing a college entrance examination was what was needed to gain acceptance at a longer.  We have become a nation whose higher education has become predicated on sex and minority status, not merit.  Unless we do something about that 20 years we will see male college education rates sink below 30%...

Hat Tip: Instapundit

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