A future ambassador is born

One of Instapundit’s readers asks a revealing question:

Reader Dave Tulka writes: “Our daughter Caroline is headed off to college next month as an International Relations major at North Georgia. I doubt I am the only dad shopping laptop backpacks for a college-bound kid. Any preferences from the enlightened Instapundit readership?” Any suggestions?

The answer, obviously, is to not send her there in the first place. I mean, I can’t think of anywhere better to learn about International Relations than North Georgia college, can you? IR is among the easiest, most worthless majors besides art history, sociology, and Black/Womyn’s Studies. Seriously, what is wrong with parents that they are willing to permit their children to waste four to five years spending tens of thousands of dollars for what is less valuable than a pack of toilet paper?

Degrees are not education and they are not all created equal. If you’re going to Harvard Law or getting an engineering degree at CalTech, great. Do that, it will serve you well. But if you’re intending to acquire a degree in a lightweight humanities subject at a university that is not one of the top 100 nationwide, you are probably wasting your time as it is very unlikely that you are going to get any material benefit from it.