Utah Foundation hopes to grow economy through graduates

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  • mcc99 Henrietta, NY
    March 23, 2014 2:13 a.m.

    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.

  • XelaDave Salem, UT
    March 21, 2014 7:46 a.m.

    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.

  • Jamescmeyer Midwest City, USA, OK
    March 21, 2014 7:25 a.m.

    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.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 21, 2014 5:41 a.m.

    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.