"We ain't a sharp species. We kill each other over arguments about what happens when you die, then fail to see the ******* irony in that." - Justin Halpern
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
The Bible story about the patriarch who had to work as a slave for 7 years before marrying his owner's daughter and then being tricked into marrying her ugly sister should have warned us that college only prepares for the workoholic squeezed-out-free-time rat race, in which you have to become a rat in order to win.
On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.
In California they're giving grant money to illegals........whatta country!
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams
The biggest problem with the get educated now and pay for it later plan, is that the actual cost is no longer even considered, as pointed out in the article. If a student actually did the math, at the entering college level that should certainly be possible, they may decide that the future benefits are worth the expense, but in many 'specialties' that is not the case at all. While a BS degree in a 'hot' field may be a good bet, a BA degree in a 'slow or mediocre' field may not be. The most logical choice, IMHO, would be to start working, save some money and take classes, starting at a community college and then transfer to a state school to finish the degree program, working and paying as you go. This may make getting that degree take 7 or 8 years, but you are never over your head in debt, and are still fairly young upon degree completion. This plan has some other advantages as well; if you change your mind and decide on a different field of study, get married, drop out due to poor grades or find that 'good job' that requires no further educaton then you are still benefiting from the education that you did complete and the job experience that you have behind you but have no huge debt hanging over your head.
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“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman