Real college crisis has little to do with tuition costs

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  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Jan. 16, 2013 11:23 a.m.

    Re: "The Republican Party opposes making it easier to pay for college."

    Not being a Republican, it's a little hard to speak for them, but I'll bet every Republican I know would be in favor of reducing staff, reducing the number of deans and other administrators, eliminating unimportant touchy-feely programs, reducing posh physical plant expenses, eliminating non-teaching chairs and research professors, and paying them all at not more than instructor rates.

    That would certainly greatly reduce expenses, and make it easier to pay for college.

  • rogerdpack2 Orem, UT
    Jan. 16, 2013 10:14 a.m.

    @Pete1215 the average Provo RN makes (according to some random salary website I googled) 62K/year, so...I'd put that one in the "ok" position. El ed. 49K so that one's debatable (but possibly still worth an 80K debt). Philosophy, music, languages, etc...unless they plan on getting a higher degree, or teaching...not so much :) Though I have seen English majors go to med school, or become insurance salesmen, but their degree probably didn't matter too much there...

  • Pete1215 Lafayette, IN
    Jan. 16, 2013 9:31 a.m.

    For those who get lucrative degrees (engineering, finance, management) an 80,000 dollar education (4 year) is easily worth it. But what about those who major in nursing, elementary education, or philosophy?

  • CHS 85 Sandy, UT
    Jan. 16, 2013 9:28 a.m.


    Actually, Republicans are all for higher education, as long as you are studying business, accounting, or theology. Otherwise, it is just elite, liberal gobbledygook.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Jan. 16, 2013 9:16 a.m.

    The Republican Party opposes making it easier to pay for college. They also bash higher education as mere bastions for liberal brain-washing. They oppose public education. They eschew scientific research and discovery because it sometimes/often undermines their world view and political goals.