The Liar in Chief, who 'Loves the Uneducated'.
has a YUUUGE number of followers among the jerks(R) that support him.
Consider the following stats, from the anti-science, anti-education party of dunces and morons.
By Fredrik deBoer
Los Angeles Times
Only 36 percent of Republicans, according to the Pew Research Center, believe colleges and universities have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country, versus 58 percent who say they have a negative effect. Among Democrats, those figures are 72 percent and 19 percent, respectively. That finding represents a crisis.
For it to be a crisis does not depend on you having any conservative sympathies. For this to be a crisis requires only that you recognize that the GOP is one of two major political parties in American life, and that Republicans’ lack of faith in higher education will have practical consequences.
Further, it helps if you recognize that, in the present era, Republicans dominate American governance, with control of the House, Senate, presidency and crucially for our purposes, a significant majority of the country’s statehouses and governor’s mansions. They also have built a machine for state-level political elections that ensures that they will likely control many state legislatures for years to come.
As an academic, I am increasingly convinced that a mass defunding of public higher education is coming to an unprecedented degree and at an unprecedented scale. People enjoy telling me that this has already occurred — that state support of our public universities has already declined precipitously.