Here is a comment posted on Instapundit today:
The question really applies to any profession specific education program. Do engineering schools teach students how to be engineers? Hardly. I graduated from both an engineering school and a law school. I can’t say that either ever intended to teach me how to be one or the other. They teach concepts. They teach methods. They test whether you are able to grasp the concepts and implement the methods you will need in order to operate in the profession. Are law school graduates ready to be lawyers? No, but they’re vastly more ready than graduates of philosophy or grievance studies programs. That probably explains why all philosophy and grievance studies graduates want to go to law school. If they had the ability to pursue an engineering education, they would never have majored in philosophy or grievance studies to begin with.
This is unfair to people in philosophy. As I’ve explained elsewhere, I went into philosophy from math; I got an undergraduate degree in math and graduated with high distinction (the equivalent of summa cum laude). I could have gone into engineering, but my interests had expanded and I wanted to explore new intellectual realms. Incidentally, I noticed that other people in my philosophy program had a variety of backgrounds including physics, biology, medicine, political science, English literature, art history, and even finance.
Anyway, lumping philosophy in with grievance studies is a mistake since, unlike grievance studies, there is no particular ideology that philosophers adhere to. My brother-in-law, for example, teaches philosophy and is a libertarian (see here).