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Higher Ed? Or More Welfare Statism?



By FITSNews  ||  An online petition has alleged “third world problems” at the Barton Campus of Greenville Technical College – one of more than thirty totally unnecessary government-subsidized institutions of “higher” learning in the Palmetto State.

According to the petition – which has collected nearly 120 signatures – students aren’t being provided with food options meeting “the nutritional needs of the students, faculty, and staff.”

Ho-hum, right?  That’s what we thought, too … but then we kept reading …

“We have an on-campus residential facility that also does not have access to any food source, outside of the Monday – Thursday lunch vendors,” the petition continued.  “At the very least an on-campus meal plan for our residents must be offered.”

Again … what’s the big deal here?

Hang on … getting there …

“GTC has very low-income students that struggle to get food – some go hungry all day long,” the petition continued.  “Even getting food off campus is an issue as there is absolutely no safe way for anyone to walk to get decent food.  Another issue is no access to cool, sanitary water without having to buy it.  Access to nutritious food and sanitary water is an absolute must for Greenville Technical College and is needed by the students, faculty, and staff.”

Wait … no safe way to get food off campus?

Wow.  We knew there were some bad neighborhoods in “G-Vegas” but that sounds pretty disturbing.

“The kids are put in dangerous situations just to get food and drinks,” one petition signer noted.  “Their safety should be taken into consideration.”

Also problematic is the reference to the school being populated by predominantly low-income students who “struggle to get food” – which leads us to believe this institution is one of many helping perpetuate South Carolina’s thriving dependency economy.

Which isn’t something you want to see thriving … unless you’re a bureaucrat (or in this case a “higher educrat”).

Anyway stay tuned … we plan on doing some more digging to see if these sorts of conditions are prevalent throughout the state’s bloated higher education system.

We would also reiterate our long-held belief that South Carolina’s entire higher education system should be immediately privatized.