Stone: Young Men Are Avoiding College. Let’s Build Them Something Better

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'Last month, two higher education stories rocked the news.

One was a video from Arizona State University, where two young men studying quietly on campus were aggressively harassed on video and told to leave by activist Sarra Tekola because one had a “Police Lives Matter” sticker on his laptop. Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters called for the harassers’ expulsion, and Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar tweeted, “I love ASU but this needs to stop.”

Just weeks before, The Wall Street Journal released a lengthy report entitled “A Generation of American Men Give Up on College.” The gender gap between total women and men enrolled this year grew to 60%/40%, while the total number of college students decreased by 1.5 million.

Given the open hostility they experience, American men avoiding campus is no coincidence — and it’s become an institutional crisis for higher education. But it could also be an opportunity for men to forge new paths after high school. With mounting student debt, degree inflation, “wokeness” in the classroom and COVID restrictions that have long outlived their usefulness, there is no better time for men to vote with their feet and avoid the “four-year mistake” that has been the default for decades.'

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