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George Will: College kids really are uneducated

BERKELEY, CA - MARCH 04: Students at UC Berkeley block Sather Gate as they demonstrate during a national day of action against funding cuts and tuition increases March 4, 2010 in Berkeley, California. Students across the country are walking out of classes and holding demonstrations against massive tuition increases and funding cuts to college universities. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

In perhaps one of the greatest opening paragraphs explaining how willfully uninformed the millennial generation is, columnist George Will on Sunday broke down just how much safe-spaces and mandated cultural sensitivity is dumbing down America's youth.

Many undergraduates, their fawn-like eyes wide with astonishment, are wondering: Why didn’t the dean of students prevent the election from disrupting the serenity to which my school has taught me that I am entitled?

After presenting a litany of examples, everything from Bowdoin students being traumatized by a sombrero to an academic journal analyzing "the relationships among gender, science and glaciers," Will gets to the meat of his argument: Students are not being required to actually learn anything.

An American Council of Trustees and Alumni study — “No US History? How College History Departments Leave the United States out of the Major,” based on requirements and course offerings at 75 leading colleges and universities — found that “the overwhelming majority of America’s most prestigious institutions do not require even the students who major in history to take a single course on United States history or government.”

Got that? History students are not required in the course of their study — the end result being a degree in history— to actually take a history class, which explains why so many young people have trouble understanding how Donald Trump could win the election by winning the Electoral College vote and losing the popular vote. They've never studied it.

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