Take Duke university. What sane person would pay Duke’s tuition fees to have their children indoctrinated by left-wing loonies, such as the gang of 88? Reputation is all Duke has and it is losing that fast. The administration is beholden to the likes of the gang and the people paying the bills are now beginning to understand just what they are paying for. Would you send your kid to an institution that tries to brainwash its students with leftist propaganda of the most extreme kind? How bad was Duke? This case of a Lacrosse player suing because he was failed by one of the gang is very dangerous to Duke’s reputation. The first rule of business is to treat your clients with respect. Duke is a business first and a university second. Breaking the first rule of business is not wise. It will make the customers question the value of the product.

Greg Richards at American Thinker writes:

But occasionally we get such a controlled experiment, and we have one here. And what do we find? That the worldview, the “model” of society that is held and promulgated at least by this radical element of the Duke faculty is a failure. Their fantasies of white power and privilege and their expectation of physical abuse of others reveal their own view of the world, not the reality of the situation. Their model, their scholarship is a failure. What does that say about the value of the courses that they teach? Every time the radical left view of human nature or of society can be judged objectively, it fails. As it did here. Let’s not forget it. And let’s not let the Duke faculty forget it.

And let’s not let the parents forget it.

Duke is not the exception but the rule.

Personally, I’ve found college reputations worthless in evaluating computer science graduates. The best test I found was to set job candidates a simple programming test. Could they produce a program that could calculate a person’s age in years, months and days, given their date of birth? It turned out that few candidates could do that. A 4.0 GPA was no guarantee of success, as one tearful candidate found out. I know that the top people in the field are doing great work inside academia. I just don’t see any signs of that work in the average computer science graduate.