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College was a great opportunity for me but in my time,s it was affordable. Yes, I could have pursued a trade but I never could have done what I did with my life without an education.
College does not make you smart or necessarily successful. It is, however, a chance for people to reach their full potential not just as workers but as citizens and human beings. To push so many people out of that opportunity with these high cost is indicative of a fading culture.
20 years from now no one will care about the size of our army or about the wealth of our most privileged citizens. What they will see is a society that failed to invest in their children and their future.
Unlike some posters here, I was pleasantly surprised by this article. I personally attended a small liberal arts college (Presbyterian Church USA affiliated) with an undergraduate enrollment at that time of 400 (it's doubled since then, which was, shall we say, a while ago). I received a tremendous and well-rounded education and graduated with under $7,000 in student loan debt.
Their applicant to admission ratio continues to be about 10%. They are pretty picky about who they enroll, but there is a lot of financial aid available, making it truly affordable even now for low-income students, many of whom get a full ride.
I still totally support the small private liberal-arts college model. Large public universities may appear less expensive, but you get a lot more educational bang for your buck with a smaller private school that doesn't have to kow-tow at the altar of political correctness.
College is turning into more of a big business mentality where the dollar is all they care about. Four years, a couple hundred thousand in tuition, room, board, books and associated fees and your kid gets a useless degree, told how wonderful Obama is and all white people are racist. What a bargain!
Ask Brian Williams 14 million per year. Ask Matt Lauer 20 million a year. 123 countries seen at someone's expense. never graduated college sitting in class room. one high school grad other finished bachelors degree on internet classes. Both never did anything to make a difference in other peoples lives. Never invented anything . Why do you need college when employers discriminate legally everyday and underachievers but suckers get promoted .
I wonder of they get any kind of Federal monies ?
What? Yale and Harvard affordable? Who are you trying to fool MSN? I`m starting to find most of your articles to be a bunch of corporate ****. How much did these colleges pay up to make the list? Please, not all of us out in the real world are stupid. I`m sticking with KPFK news radio. That`s real news with no corporate donations and no personal agendas. They are the real deal. I recommend them to anyone who wants to hear the truth without Corporations and special interest sticking their dirty hands in it. Google it. You will not regret it.
college is great.
paying for it, paying off student loan debt when there aren't good paying jobs out there-isn't.
i guess if everyone got degrees in science and math that would be terrific.
of course, we might miss out on a lot of english lit or artistic talent.
maybe not, but i'd bet probably.
fact is, a lot of people aren't that talented in science and math. but they still have a lot to benefit society
i love my microwave oven, but i also find that art enriches my life!
for example, i couldn't image my life without andy warhol's work.
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