The winners and the losers

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  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    May 25, 2013 8:57 p.m.

    College is not for everyone. It is an industry like any other and as such seeks to increase market share or grow. In the quest to grow it recruits customers who are not emotionally or intellectually qualified for college level courses. The college then either dumbs down the course(s) or demands remedial work - at an extra charge from the customer. It facilitates the customer to assume more debt, which it doesn't really care about because the college is in the business of making money, the source of which is not their concern.

    Colleges are not all bad, they are a business, not a charity. Legislators confuse college with an education. They are lobbied by colleges to promote their, the colleges, agenda. Colleges and their minions look down on manual or skilled labor. It is the skilled craftsman who builds the ivory tower upon which the elite smugly observe the laboring masses toiling, when in actaulity many cannot perform the minor repairs that many "un-colleged" do all the time.

    Beware Greek lettered administrators bearing "gifts" of loans for a degree you don't need to impress people you don't know.

  • EJM Herriman, UT
    May 25, 2013 7:54 a.m.

    Funny part about this is that those students who complain about being saddled with too much debt spent too much money on toys and living beyond their means, rather than living within their means and focusing on the tasks at hand. How about those 67% to 78% who didn't complain about their debt? Sounds to me like we spend so much time worrying about the whiners that we don't congratulate those who do take care of their business.