The motivation is really to get them to borrow more money to turn around and pay
to colleges who today are seeing half their last-two-year revenue stream drop
out and marry the guy they met in college -- which was the whole point for a lot
of women in Utah going to college in the first place. The state is 62% Mormon
and Mormons are typically very traditionalist when speaking of gender roles and
family life. Trying to get students who may drop out of college to fulfill a
desire to live a particular way with someone else who wants likewise simply to
enhance collegiate revenue at the expense of that person who must take out loans
to pay the college that money is an example of the species that eats its own
young. No sooner than someone crests age 18 do colleges and universities want
them to get into as much debt as possible, often for degrees that are
unmarketable - and the colleges know it. But why should Utah be any different
from any other state. When there's money to be made, such matters as
religious and social tradition can of course take a back seat.
I would just point out that sometimes the comments posted here prove the whole
point of the issue being covered- you read them (or at least try) and realize we
need to do exactly what is being covered in the piece.
With no intent to disparage the value of education for anyone, the rate of women
in Utah graduating with Bachelor's degrees being lower than men's,
despite the increase in Associate's degrees, may be perfectly normal. I
imagine more people in Utah are focused on establishing and raising families
than elsewhere in the nation, so young women are going to school and becoming
educated, then meeting young men and settling down for motherhood, which is of
the utmost value and honor.This is second-hand anecdotal, but on my
mission, other missionaries-Elders and sisters-from BYU told me that it's
not uncommon for women (attending at least that school) to change their degree
just before graduating, specifically to keep attending and meet men.I think people should be encouraged to learn and build up their credentials...
Because education is powerful, not simply because they're female.
No hope at all for these graduates. This marriage between government, education,
and business has destroyed the US and Utah economy and it will nerve be anymore
than what it is, a failure of the entire united states future. Already this
marriages has destroyed the economy, wages, and prosperity. Prosperity will never be achieved as long as business in control or every
aspect of the law and government and the rights of the workers is maintained
poverty will be the normal american hope.Demand a divorce and let
the free market rule the economy. The Utah and US economy is dead and no one can
dream of anything better. Without industry and manufacturing we have no hope of
wealth or prosperity. Technology is dead end careers and jobs and has killed the
american dream. Prosperity is achieved by debt and can never replace industrial
jobs.Our governor in Utah is floating the long term future of Utah
on non recoverable debt, Utah has no where to go but up in smoke and flames.
These graduates face a life of tyranny by a covert government lying to the
citizens and tax payers. Their future is not in America or their lifetime.