Right at the top of my ever-lengthening list of "things about Canada which I cannot understand" is the fact that, every year, we spend billions of dollars on institutions which we are pleased to call universities.
People arrive at university after completing lengthy processes, which we call education, of idiotisation and moronification. They have also spent years immersed in a barbarous popular culture which is, in my view, vulgar, coarse and infantile. The universities, thus, face a severe challenge, one which they largely fail to meet.
Each fall a horde of illiterate, ignorant cretins enters Canada's universities. A few years later, they all move on, just as illiterate, just as ignorant, rather more cretinous, but now armed with bits of paper, which most of them are probably not able to read, called degrees.
(HT: Improbable Research)