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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

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    I'll give you another chance to begin a discussion on the causes of the increases in college costs.....if that is what this thread is about.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    False. Most colleges act as businesses first educators second. Making them non-profit however may decrease cost.
    You mean expand government controlled education?

    Considering the stellar results and unparalleled efficiency of the current public school system, that sounds like a brilliant plan.

    <sarcasm off>

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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    You mean expand government controlled education?

    Considering the stellar results and unparalleled efficiency of the current public school system, that sounds like a brilliant plan.

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    I know....it is as if someone is trying to claim public colleges cost more than private colleges........!
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    Nobody said that, now did they? What has been said is that people should have the knowledge to figure out what the cost of school is going to run them in terms of monthly payments and how long, as well as they should put a little more thought into the whole thing in terms of cost to benefit ratio.

    But I give you an A for effort to derail with falsehoods.
    This dysfunctional system amounts to your parents buying you a job. You can't expect 18-year-olds to believe how everything has been arranged to exclude them, no matter how much talent they have. Not so with talented athletes. What kind of recruits would the colleges get if the athletes had to live like the rest of the students? That tells you how inferior the rest of the students are. Replace this class-based indentured servitude with paid professional training. America is already paying for its mistake in establishing such an insult to intelligence; it will soon have to pay more than it has left.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    You know, if student loans and government grants didn't exist, I'll bet the price for college tuitions would be cut in half.

    On another note, they act like it's a tragedy that the poor girl was forced to move back in with her parents. It used to be that nearly all college kids lived at home with their parents (unless the distance prevented it) until they graduated. Often kids would live at home until their careers took off, or until they got married. Families used to stick together until their kids decided to have families of their own, and even then much of the time they would still live with parents for a while. It's still that way in most parts of the world, but hasn't been that way in America for a few generations.

    With the economic times we're living in today, don't you think it might be a good idea to rediscover the concept of family unity?
    The economic times have been created by the absurdity of giving college graduates a job just because they could go four years without a job. Like Russia, we had to go through decades of such an absurd system before it started collapsing. Too late now.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusBound View Post
    This dysfunctional system amounts to your parents buying you a job. You can't expect 18-year-olds to believe how everything has been arranged to exclude them, no matter how much talent they have.
    I constantly tell my kids that life is hard, it is not fair, and just about nobody gives a crap about you or your issues. Nobody owes them anything. If you want something, you need to get off your ass and do something about it, if you don't, you get what you get, don't cry about it. I think it has sunk in to one of them, the other is a harder egg to crack, but we will get there.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I'm sick of these cry baby's thinking someone owes them a college education. When I was a kid we worried about real problems, like getting drafted and sent to Nam, cry me a ****** river punks.
    If you'd have stayed in college, then you'd have had a deferment and not been drafted.

    That fact kept a lot of young men in college back in the '60s, many of whom shouldn't have been there at all.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I'm doing it now, and it sucks balls.
    Really, there's no difference between that and being a slacker supporting himself childishly on part-time jobs while living in his parents' basement. Only athletes and preppies live the way they should when college-age. Guess we will have to rely on jocks and heirheads to lead us out of this national collapse.
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Most Americans, when it comes to finances are complete idiots.
    and that is where education is under funded.....
    I know couples with multiple degrees each who are truly stupid when it comes to handling money...
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    Re: A Generation Hobbled by the Soaring Cost of College

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    What's worse, most kids these days are coming out of college with a degree and absolutely zero actual work experience. Most of them have never had a serious job in their lives, they've demonstrated no work ethic, they think that just because they have that piece of paper in their hand, they deserve a high-paying job.

    Sorry, paper or no, they're just not qualified. Back in the day, we worked all the way through high school and college, we paid our own way and when it came time to take our newly minted degree out for a good job, we had a decent work history to put on our resume that proved we were not only educated, but responsible as well.
    to be fair, getting the degree is work, and shows a willingness to work...
    Very few of us have to work a job to get the high school education, but college is different. I had no options in 1964 so the Navy was my ticket to employability, and I added to that later.
    Today's kids got handed a raw deal. Everybody tells them the degree is worth the investment, then the jobs move overseas and the economy falters.
    Too many people have manipulated the system for individual gain, with the attitude of letting the future genereations fend for themselves.
    I know people with plenty of money who refused to help their kids thru college, and their kids resent it. ANd then there are poor people like my wife's folks who were willing to sacrifice to help their kids.
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