Socialism In The Classroom

Grouchy Old Cripple

Many people have sent this one to me.  I don’t know if it is true or not, but it is a fine example of socialism in action.

An economics professor at Texas Tech said he had never failed a single student, but had once failed an entire class.

The class (students) insisted that socialism worked since no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer. The professor then said, “OK, we will have an experiment in this class on socialism.”

“All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A.”

After the first test the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who had studied hard were upset while the students who had studied very little were happy.

But, as the second test rolled around, the students who had studied little studied even less and the ones who had studied hard decided that since they couldn’t make an A, they also studied less. The second Test average was a D.

No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around the average grade was an F.

The scores never increased as bickering, blame, name calling, all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for anyone else.

To their great surprise all failed.

The professor told them that socialism would ultimately fail.

The harder people try to succeed the greater their reward (capitalism) but when a government takes all the reward away (socialism) no one will try or succeed.


4 thoughts on “Socialism In The Classroom

  1. All through high school, I saw various social studies experiments that illustrated Socialism, Trade Unionism, Monopolies vs. Free Markets, etc. The simplistic and biased nature of the experiments were designed to promote the importance of government regulation. They never told us that the richest people in the world are all Socialist. They couldn’t have acquired their wealth without protection from a corrupt government.

  2. This story is obviously fiction. There are NO conservative professors allowed in academia.

    Even an examination of Native American basket weaving is done through a “Marxist lens,” as the profs like to say.

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  4. Now do you suppose that any liberals could read this and learn from it if proof were obtained of it authenticity, and then published for their reading (if they can that is ?) and edification ( If they can that is also)!????????>

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