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    Re: One In Five Households Burdened By Student Debt, A Record

    College in America was never meant to leave kids with a lifetime of insurmountable debt. Fire all of the liberal college professors and let them try to exist in the real world. Hire real-life professors that teach professions rather than indoctrination of liberal nonsense. Is there really any point in continuing the minority/women's studies nonsense? Any point beyond creating jobs for freaks?

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    Re: One In Five Households Burdened By Student Debt, A Record

    If you are only working a part-time though you are still giving up income you could have made as a full-time employee during the time you are in school. That is a pretty standard analysis of the cost-benefit of a college degree.

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    Re: One In Five Households Burdened By Student Debt, A Record

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    You got lucky, I got a bunch of communist Mao and Che Guevara sympathizers. Actually I had points taken from me on an essay for referring to Che Guevara by his real name "Ernesto Lynch" can you believe that?

    But I suppose not all were bad, sure they may have been overly progressive but they respected intellectual freedom.

    I guess college was great as far as a social experience, but I can't say there were many professors I cared for, but like I said - some were honest enough to respect opposing views while most others were completely intolerant. I will say the more tolerant ones were at the community college level, but then when I transferred to the University of Illinois things just became too wicked.
    Yeah, I definitely had a lucky experience but I don't think it's bad at most universities yet. What I have a problem with though are professors teaching a one sided curriculum that focuses too much on politics(especially failed ideologies) because the institutions are supposed to be places where ideas are exchanged freely.
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    Re: One In Five Households Burdened By Student Debt, A Record

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    I blame the parents for the debt. Even before you have a kid, people need to be planning for the future. It costs to raise a kid. Even trade schools have a cost. Find a way to put a little away each month and live below your means.

    IMO, to many people have lived pay check to pay check because they wanted a new car every other year, the big flat screen tv, the latest cell phone/smart phone, etc. This has resulted in borrowing large amounts to put the kid through school.
    You really don't understand what's been happening these past few years.

    When I was 16, my parents had a college fund large enough to cover all 4 years for me at a private university.

    By the time I turned 18, it would barely even cover 4 years at a public university.

    And today, if that college fund still existed (it doesn't, for various reasons), 2 years at a public CC would use up almost half of it. There'd be no hope for it covering my last 2 years at a 4-year university.
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    Re: One In Five Households Burdened By Student Debt, A Record

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    You really don't understand what's been happening these past few years.

    When I was 16, my parents had a college fund large enough to cover all 4 years for me at a private university.

    By the time I turned 18, it would barely even cover 4 years at a public university.

    And today, if that college fund still existed (it doesn't, for various reasons), 2 years at a public CC would use up almost half of it. There'd be no hope for it covering my last 2 years at a 4-year university.
    Phenomenal point. The marketplace for post-secondary education determines the outcome more than parents do.

    The university I had chosen increased its tuition (in comparison to other schools, it is quite modest) due to wanting to go division 1 in all of their sports, and a number of building projects.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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    Re: One In Five Households Burdened By Student Debt, A Record

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    You really don't know what you are talking about. Most people are in debt because they cannot afford college even with their parents help and thus have to borrow money to finance their education.
    Your entitled to your opinion.
    So how many parents started saving before having kids? How many teenagers spend the money they make at a fast food place rather than saving a good part of it?
    I will give the point that many college have raised rates more than they should. Can you honestly say that teenagers are saving for school. My bet they work at McD's to pay for the smart phone. They work at McD's because they got to have the new Jorden sneakers.

    Granted I finished my 7 1/2 years of college in the mid 70's. It has gotten more expensive. Yet many today want things now rather than preparing for the future. Like many are not preparing for retirement.

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    Re: One In Five Households Burdened By Student Debt, A Record

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Your entitled to your opinion.
    So how many parents started saving before having kids? How many teenagers spend the money they make at a fast food place rather than saving a good part of it?
    I will give the point that many college have raised rates more than they should. Can you honestly say that teenagers are saving for school. My bet they work at McD's to pay for the smart phone. They work at McD's because they got to have the new Jorden sneakers.

    Granted I finished my 7 1/2 years of college in the mid 70's. It has gotten more expensive. Yet many today want things now rather than preparing for the future. Like many are not preparing for retirement.
    You don't know anything about this generation's issues with getting an education. You're just spouting off the same tired, baseless "lazy kids!" rhetoric without knowing about the reality.

    Actually I know quite a lot of people who are working full time while trying to go to school. As soon as they get their paycheck, they pay their tuition or loans, and they're broke again. They don't have money for things like food.

    Most of their parents saved college funds for them. It's just that now those funds are almost worthless due to how dramatically tuition has increased in the last few years.

    And that's assuming they didn't have any personal crisis of their own during the recession, like prolonged un/under-employment. If they did, then that fund probably got spent in order to keep a roof of their heads, and those of their children.
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    Re: One In Five Households Burdened By Student Debt, A Record

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Your entitled to your opinion.
    So how many parents started saving before having kids? How many teenagers spend the money they make at a fast food place rather than saving a good part of it?
    I will give the point that many college have raised rates more than they should. Can you honestly say that teenagers are saving for school. My bet they work at McD's to pay for the smart phone. They work at McD's because they got to have the new Jorden sneakers.

    Granted I finished my 7 1/2 years of college in the mid 70's. It has gotten more expensive. Yet many today want things now rather than preparing for the future. Like many are not preparing for retirement.
    You can't calculate the increases we have been seeing. Berkeley increased their tuition 30% from one year to the next. Don't blame it on us. Please don't act so patronizing when you don't know what you are talking about. Our degrees are also taking much longer (frequently 5+ years for a BA) to complete due to the enormous amount of necessity to fund education through work.
    Last edited by Fiddytree; 09-29-12 at 09:58 PM.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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