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    Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech

    Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech | Fox News

    Hillary Clinton called for businesses to collaborate with universities to make higher education more affordable in a $225,000 speech Monday night at the annual University of Nevada Las Vegas Foundation dinner.

    "Higher education shouldn’t be a privilege for those able to afford it," Clinton told a crowd of approximately 900 people. "It should be an opportunity widely available for anybody with the talent, determination and ambition."

    The former secretary of State said that many students are affected by student loan debt "that can feel like an anchor dragging them down," and praised President Obama for increasing federal Pell grants by $1,000.

    Her speech fee itself, though, was controversial. Clinton first made headlines in June for the address when it was revealed UNLV was paying Clinton the steep rate to speak at the foundation's ritzy dinner at the Bellagio hotel and casino.

    UNLV students protested her visit, insisting the university instead spend the money on scholarships -- as tuition at the school will increase by 17 percent over the next four years.
    Clinton was saying really nice words about affordable education and privileges. Must have been very inspiring. And so useful. For her. She got $225,000 for this speech. And some more money for other speeches in other universities.
    Now it’s clear why education is hardly going to get cheaper in this country. Because colleges need to find money to pay people like Hillary.

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    Re: Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech

    Amazing anyone could be worth that much to speak. That's more money than many people pay for a house for God's sake!

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    Re: Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Amazing anyone could be worth that much to speak. That's more money than many people pay for a house for God's sake!
    That's what outraged me in the first place.
    Plus, as far as I understand, this is a part of her election campaign. So she's actually earning money on running for president...
    I just think that the education cost is so high not because Universities need to pay salaries and support campus running, but because the spend tons of money on such activities as this meeting with Hillary. I just wonder, what was the use of this meeting - for students.

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    Re: Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech

    Elected and appointed politicians should be barred from contract work when they enter the public sector. Too much chance for corruption. I mean, that could be interpreted as a $225k campaign donation right there.... Which is tantamount to a bribe.

    Then again, she's not in office or appointment at the moment. Man, there is no way to get money out of politics.
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    Re: Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech

    Higher education shouldn’t be a privilege for those able to afford it," Clinton told a crowd of approximately 900 people. "It should be an opportunity widely available for anybody with the talent, determination and ambition."
    i completely agree. putting a massive paywall between students and higher education is an exceptionally poor idea for a nation that wants to maintain its top tier, first world status.

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    Re: Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo Rodeo View Post
    Elected and appointed politicians should be barred from contract work when they enter the public sector. Too much chance for corruption. I mean, that could be interpreted as a $225k campaign donation right there.... Which is tantamount to a bribe.

    Then again, she's not in office or appointment at the moment. Man, there is no way to get money out of politics.
    If you figured out how to get money of politics, they would make a law against it.
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    Re: Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i completely agree. putting a massive paywall between students and higher education is an exceptionally poor idea for a nation that wants to maintain its top tier, first world status.
    Yes, the things she was saying are quite right and nice, and all. But don't you think it's kinds hypicritical to talk about the affordability of education and to charge the University $250 000?

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    Re: Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Tameamea View Post
    Yes, the things she was saying are quite right and nice, and all. But don't you think it's kinds hypicritical to talk about the affordability of education and to charge the University $250 000?
    yeah, that money should go to the students.

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    Re: Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Tameamea View Post
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    Clinton was saying really nice words about affordable education and privileges. Must have been very inspiring. And so useful. For her. She got $225,000 for this speech. And some more money for other speeches in other universities.
    Now it’s clear why education is hardly going to get cheaper in this country. Because colleges need to find money to pay people like Hillary.
    Do you think she's planning to donate that hefty fee back to UNLV in the form of a scholarship?

    I don't.
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    Re: Hillary Clinton touts affordable higher education in $225G Las Vegas speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Tameamea View Post
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    Clinton was saying really nice words about affordable education and privileges. Must have been very inspiring. And so useful. For her. She got $225,000 for this speech. And some more money for other speeches in other universities.
    Now itís clear why education is hardly going to get cheaper in this country. Because colleges need to find money to pay people like Hillary.
    From the OP


    "Hillary Clinton called for businesses to collaborate with universities to make higher education more affordable"

    What would business have to gain by spending money on education?

    There is already a glut of people for each job opening.

    Seems like a bad investment from the businesses standpoint.

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