Prager U: What Every Graduate Should Know

Jason Fertig

 
The newest Prager University course features Dennis Prager delivering a hard-hitting graduation speech.  Prager’s message centers around five key ideas:
  • The greatest struggle in your life is not with society; it is with yourself.
  • Use your common sense; don’t blindly rely on studies.
  • Race is unimportant
  • Beware of good intentions
  • Judeo-Christian values are the real counterculture today.

This is a great video to send to a college student, but I disagree with Prager on one point.  He assumes that his five points are counterpoints to what students learn in college.  From my experience in academia, this isn’t true.  Much of what happens in class doesn’t stick; the media is a more pervasive influence on millennials.  I say this because it’s my greatest struggle each semester.  I’m more concerned that students don’t learn anything beyond what’s needed for the next test (after which they forget most of it).

A more appropriate generalization fpr critics is one of colleges as warehouses full of young individuals with employees who hold primarily left-wing political views.   

All tangents aside, the video is worth passing along; just don’t assume that every college graduate has an A+ in leftism.  Most are quite agnostic on politics, as well as other heavy duty subjects.

(Best-selling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio host Dennis Prager created Prager University to counter the indoctrination, drivel, and apathy that pervades today’s college campuses.  With 5-minute, professionally produced videos from experts in economics, history, political science, and religion, PragerU offers big ideas on big topics, 5 minutes at a time.)

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