Published: Monday, May 19 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Of coarse, they should pay for their public college costs.Many
students don't finish what they start, and the tax payers are stuck with
the bill.Young people with grit, will find a way.We have
too many wimps who want someone else to pay.If students paid their
way, college costs would lower.Colleges, and textbook companies,
raise prices because of the available government funds. Take those funds away,
and prices will drop.
An inexpensive, good education was the engine of America's great economic
boom of the 20th century. The GI Bill brought our veterans from WWII and the
Korean War into the middle class, and it created the greatest economy and
highest standard of living the world had ever seen.By the 1980s, all
that changed. The drive to cut taxes drove both the federal government and
state legislatures to seek ways to cut expenditures to help the wealthy keep
more of their wealth, and higher ed became the key casualty. Ironically, the wealthy moved their jobs and operations off-shore to save even
more money and shield their wealth, reducing opportunities for the next
generation of American workers.Today, education costs are
skyrocketing for students, so students now find that they have significant debt
at graduation AND fewer opportunities in a new economy where jobs their parents
had are now off-shore.
@Baron Scarpia* corrupt leaders voted in by gullible voters, lead to
free trade agreements, resulting with off-shore jobs.* skyrocketing
education are colleges, and textbook companies taking advantage large government
funding to the students.* like Americans of the 1800's, and
1900's, people create their success. It's not handed to you for
free. The next generation will inherit more than any other.Let's quit whining, and get to work.
Where does all the money go to? I would be interested in knowing the causes of
seeming double digit price increases each year for decades. I do think we are
at a tipping point simply because students can't bear any more debt.State colleges don't have to pay property taxes and they are non
profit. The cost of computers etc have come down in relative terms over time.
Many courses don't change much year to year such as generals like basic
math, english, and history courses. Computers and internet courses should or at
least could be making college cheaper.I can see that high priced
labs and research can be quite expensive but at the same time they also can
actually be profit centers for the university when researchers bring in big
government grants to fund the studies.I sure hope its not the
football coaches salary that fuels the tuition hikes. Does anyone know?
@cmsense--you're an honest person.That's why you
don't understand where the money goes.
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