According to this witty NRO piece by Peter Wood of the National Association of Scholars, students in social work programs mostly get their heads filled with the leftist notions that a) society is always to blame for the misfortunes of the poor and b) the way to help the poor is to agitate for more governmental programs.

I’m left wondering just what value is imparted by all the “social work” classes. If an individual desires to help poor people, how is he so much better off for having taking some college classes than someone who hasn’t? Is it possible that organizations dedicated to helping the needy would get more done with people who don’t constantly talk about the importance of organizing protests to pressure the government to fight the scourges of racism, ageism, ableism, etc.?