Several things have combined to effectively ruin “higher education.” The virtually total takeover of upper academia by The Left, snowflake students who are the spawn of “helicopter” parents, and the very idea that every kid should go to college among them.
In addition to—and perhaps because of—that, there is now one administrator for every undergrad student at colleges like Yale. More than one, actually. There are 4,664 undergrads at that Ivy League institution, according to the Yale Facts page. And more than 5,000 administrators currently working there, according to the .
Many students (and parents) complain when the student-to-teacher ratio is too high, as when a class size creeps up from, say, 20 to 30 or more students. I get that. When class sizes are too large, it can result in some students not receiving the attention/instruction they need to adequately absorb the curriculum.
On the other hand, having more than one administrator for every student is preposterous—and counterproductive-- in the extreme, and would necessarily lead to fewer teachers, tuition hikes, or both.
It is no wonder that the cost of attending college has gone up so much over the years.
And, really, how many diversity, equity, and inclusion coordinators, directors, and facilitators does one school need?
Good luck recouping your investment in higher education, kiddies.