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A Tale of Two Colleges

Patrick Seaworth is a student who recently transferred from Ohio State University to The King’s College in New York City. After two months at King’s he writes about the stark contrast between the two institutions:

As a student at Ohio State University, I was perpetually exposed to the belief that the Left is right, and the Right should be left behind, as though our professors were espousing from the pulpit within the church of American Liberalism at the expense of all students’ collective education.

At Ohio State, each student’s abilities were determined by whether they could regurgitate liberal myths (such as the Glass-Steagall Act having been repealed by President Bush and not President Clinton).

Each day, Ohio State rises again to pre-class discussions, which are synonymous with mocking the conservative values America was founded upon and any belief in the Constitution.

On the other hand, he’s getting quite a different education at his new school:

At The King’s College, we begin each day with the notion that each of our passions is a purpose given to each of us (by God if we so believe, as many of us do), which when combined with an education and our individual talents is preparation, which allows us to be the manner of citizen Ohio State’s motto proclaims — and at one time must have been the standard — “Education for Citizenship.”

Each day, we are asked only one thing at King’s, we are asked to believe in American Exceptionalism, in the humblest sense possible, to have care for our fellow man and the disadvantaged, and never to lose sight of the fact that what we do can never bring fulfillment if it is done out of greed or ill will.

The lesson here is — know what you’re buying.

Parents and students considering where to attend college should be aware that there are numerous alternative choices outside of mainstream liberal academia. Places like The King’s College, Hillsdale College, Grove City College, or Patrick Henry College come to mind. And there are many others. These schools offer equally good, and in some cases superior academics, without the one-sided liberal/secular/humanist agenda that dominates most colleges in the U.S.

Read more about Patrick’s experiences here.

 

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