• @RIPandTERROR@sh.itjust.works
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            Bu-bu-bu-but my grandstanding!

            Yeah this argument can fuck right off with that self-righteous snark. This is pretty cut and dry. Being a sex worker is not shameful. Being a rich-bitch actual confirmed asshole partied with anti-sexwork rhetoric politics accused of alleged sex work IS shameful, and additionally funny. Stop sucking billionaire cock. It’s funny because of the hypocrisy; not the sex work.

            • @EatATaco@lemm.ee
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              Being a rich-bitch actual confirmed asshole partied with anti-sexwork rhetoric politics accused of alleged sex work IS shameful, and additionally funny.

              “He should be insulted for it because he spent time with some people who oppose it!” lol. Imagine typing this out while accusing other people of grandstanding.

  • @LEDZeppelin@lemmy.world
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    This is why we need to strengthen department of education. Otherwise these asshole billionaires will run education system like theirs own fiefdoms.

    Of course repubes want to get rid of department of education. Perfectly on brand.

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      Billionaires certainly despise unions, profiting by exploiting working people is fundamental to their business models. So Republicans of course loathe unions and thus degradation and control of public education, public school teachers has been a running long term goal.

      Charter factories Schools are the foot in the door for free marketeers. Why respect teachers, hire more staff and better fund schools, create communities, when you can cut costs, treat kids and education itself as products, and send those savings into the pockets of just a few people.

  • @Pronell@lemmy.world
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    Yes, tell the administrators to whip those students into shape, that’ll bring them around.

    Certainly won’t have any blowback in the least.

  • @unreasonabro@lemmy.world
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    We need to just, like, cancel money. Fuck these twats and their useless ignorant influence. How dare you put education on the line to defend genocide

    garbage human

  • @Chocrates@lemmy.world
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    No idea who he is but good for him. If more of the aristocracy announce themselves we will know who to not give a fuck about.

  • @NeptuneOrbit@lemmy.world
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    Schools are taking people’s free speech! Wait, I’m not donating to schools until they do it more! But to those I dislike!

  • @njm1314@lemmy.world
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    He’s pulling support from the school that’s cracking down so heavily and violently on the protests? What’s he for I’m having trouble understanding the logic here.

    • @taanegl@lemmy.world
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      It’s easy. He wants more pressure, more punishment, also it’s a good excuse to get out now since colleges are doomed in the US due to reasons.

        • @taanegl@lemmy.world
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          Oh, the massive loan fraud situation, corporate poatching of talent and patents, the fact that most collages are run by a bunch of greedy, nepotistic fucks, whose concern for acedemia begins and ends with football teams.

          The slow moving enshitification has been going on for years, and soon people who want to be taken seriously in the market place will either avoid US collages altogether or go to foreign collages.

          Uni’s will be fine, but collages? Without management reform, we’ll be seeing a downward curve regarding their legitimacy - from an academic point of view, of course.

          • @tearsintherain@leminal.space
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            Privatize everything free market capitalists have been chipping away at K-12 for some time now. Charter factories Schools are primo examples of divide and conquer public education.

    • @goferking0
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      Nah he is sad they aren’t going harder on them

      Kraft echoed the sentiment in a statement issued through an organization he founded called the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism. “I am deeply saddened at the virulent hate that continues to grow on campus and throughout our country,” he wrote. “I am no longer confident that Columbia can protect its students and staff and I am not comfortable supporting the university until corrective action is taken.”

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    Kraft echoed the sentiment in a statement issued through an organization he founded called the Foundation to Combat Antisemitism. “I am deeply saddened at the virulent hate that continues to grow on campus and throughout our country,” he wrote. “I am no longer confident that Columbia can protect its students and staff and I am not comfortable supporting the university until corrective action is taken.”

    So beat down the protests harder or you don’t get money? That’s his argument?

    • @jeffw@lemmy.worldOPM
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      Well, it’s not an investor, just a donor. Almost all universities and colleges are non-profits, so they do not have investors.

      • @cosmicrookie@lemmy.world
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        I dont really care what they are called. They donate not as charity but to get something in return. It can be promotion, goodwill, influence, access to top picks etc. That is IMO investing

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          Sure, I get what you mean. But how do you stop that in any non-profit? It could be a local community organization that buys books for kids, then some rich guy donates a shit ton of specific books. You can’t stop people from donating, yknow?

          (edit: for the record, I was the upvote on that last comment, not the downvote. not trying to make this a fight)

          • FuglyDuck
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            Actually, you can tell people “no thank you”… to go with your example, if the books donated were Mein Kampf or something like that.

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            I am not arguing against donations. My point is them being depended on them. Some places it is free to go to university, college etc. medical care. Other places it costs a fee. There is no reason for them to become dependent on donations especially politicians

            Also who cares about up/down votes!?

            • @jeffw@lemmy.worldOPM
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              Not saying I care about the votes. Just saying I don’t downvote people in a discussion (unless they are engaging in bad faith/trolling), since I noticed someone had downvoted your comment almost immediately.

              That being said, even in some countries with excellent health care standards, organizations depend on outside donations. I imagine a similar thing happens in education but I can’t say for sure, since it isn’t my field.

              Although, just for the sake of playing devil’s advocate, any system dependent on govt funding could be corrupted by the govt’s agenda, just like a donor could shape a nonprofit.

  • @conquer4@lemmy.world
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    123 months ago

    So he’s pulling support from the school, effectively he supports the protesters and staff who walked and not the school who is trying to make them go away. I don’t care about his mouth words, his actions matter more.

    • @UnderpantsWeevil@lemmy.world
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      Columbia has a $13.6B endowment, which has consistently grown at 8-10% annually.

      Kraft has historically donated in the $5M range annually. So, less than 1% of what the university earns on a portfolio whose principle never gets touched.