Published: Monday, Aug. 19 2013 4:30 p.m. MDT
The reason that Utah ranks so high for low student debt is because tuition costs
here are low, including for the largest private university. Thank heaven Utah
has not allowed academia to take over the state legislature as in some other
states where the education lobby helps to shovel astronomical sums into
universities (and the rest of the education establishment!) where the money has
ended up driving salaries ever higher with little real benefit to education or
the students. In some schools, professors believe that multi-thousand dollar
salary and benefit packages are "required" to attract talent. You can
blame a national spending spiral in education for the mentality.Thank you to a cost-conscious legislature and a key non-profit for keeping a
very good education affordable in Utah. It is the best investment we can make
in the future.
@carman" In some schools, professors believe that multi-thousand
dollar salary and benefit packages are "required" to attract
talent."I'm guessing professors and other university
personnel should just work out of due benevolence. Heaven forbid they think
they should be paid!
I would hope those instructing my children in college are not paid in the
thousands, but in multiples of tens of thousands. I think when you push too far
into the hundreds of thousands (or too much over $100K) that I start wanting to
see more justification.
@carman"in some other states where the education lobby helps to shovel
astronomical sums into universities (and the rest of the education
establishment!) "If the gov't shovels astronomical sums
into universities, that would lower tuition, not increase it, since that's
money the university doesn't have to then ask the students for.
@ CHS 85 Since most professors demand that society should practice
"social justice" and "redistribute the wealth", why can't
they loan their teaching out to better society? Take one for Uncle Sam if you
will?It's funny how they lecture us that you are a horrible
person if you do well financially. Especially when you work and save. Think of
those that sit on their hands and consume welfare. And like those black boys in
Oklahoma that were bored and decided to gun down a white man. If only we had
given them a Wii instead of an Xbox to play with. That would have prevented the
murder.Where is obama on this? Shouldn't he explain the tragic
loss of human life? Then again the victim isn't black and wouldn't
look like his son. So who cares about another black on white crime? But, when
it's a latino/white on black crime then it's the same as white on
black racists crime.A bit off topic, but, it's what the
professors teach us about....upside down logic.
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