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Democrats want free college for students. Yea, right. Who is paying for that? Sounds like socialism to me.
 

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Remember something. He who controls the money controls the company. Once the government controls all of the funding, who do you think will soon want to control what, and to who, the colleges teach?
 

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If you control the learning institutions, the more effective the brain washing becomes.
 

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As regressive as it sounds, I don't particularly believe that college should tuition free and provided for by the federal government. However, I do believe that something has to be done against the rising costs of a university education, because they have gotten out of hand. In the current situation, government funded tuition is the obvious reaction of a lot of people and I completely understand why. A university education can no longer be funded by a part time job as it did for many in past generations but is still the number one way to secure a person's future. Not only does it not really benefit the individual student to start life with a large amount of debt, it doesn't benefit society because these people will put off other things, like potentially starting a business or buying a home.
 

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When we come back to the reality that not everyone needs to go to college, someone has to empty the garbage, tuitions will drop as the demand does.

By the way the kid who does my shop custodian job has a masters in applied engineering $200k in school loans and can't remember which dumpster to put the salvageable metals in.





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Why is college so expensive? Because it is subsidized with college loans, state funds and scholarships. If you want the cost of anything to go up, subsidize it with someone else's money. College fees in California have been going up 8-10% a year for the past 10 years. How much have average salaries or social security gone up??

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Dolton, why should he care, he will never pay it back and the wise government will wash it all in a few years anyway and he knows it.
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When we come back to the reality that not everyone needs to go to college, someone has to empty the garbage, tuitions will drop as the demand does.

By the way the kid who does my shop custodian job has a masters in applied engineering $200k in school loans and can't remember which dumpster to put the salvageable metals in.
I believe the main problem with a college education is that so many people have
them. More people have degrees than what there are good jobs available. With
every nitwit going to college, they by and large go into non technical fields where
in actual fact the degree does very little good. How do you put millions of Business
Degree graduates to work? Think McDonalds, there they can work up to store
manager, but guess what so can a high school graduate.

My oldest son has a degree, and has never worked in the field of his major, the
degree might have helped him get his foot in the door, but every penny he makes
for the companies he worked for came from just learning on the job.

My second born son, did not complete school, learned some things in the
building and construction area, and probably makes just as much money
as the graduate, and never did need the degree.

I am a college grad, but majored in Computer Science, bachelor's degree,
and neither kid has approached what my pay was when I retired 15 years
ago, a technical degree, that most students do not have the discipline to
do the hard study, work and learn might help you in the world today,
but most of these kids are doing non tech type degrees. Actually there
are probably a lot of computer science guys out of work also.

As long as the government is making war on capitalism, jobs will be going
away. When Trump gets in, abolishes umpteen departments, and millions
of regulations, maybe market forces can put people back to work again.
Right now the govenment puts up regulations that keep buisness from
even starting.

Along with all the government regulation, I wonder if anyone here is
in Washington state, and can tell us how the $15 an hour law is HELPING
that state? I have heard that many restaurants are closing, and I
suspect other business's also have had to shut down.
 

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Do you think he government or liberal controlled media will tell the truth in this matter, or hide it like everything else that has failed?
Hint, It is George Bush's fault.
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In the 60's college @ the City University in NYC was free. BUT, you needed a minimum of a 90% average & at least 1400 SAT scores to be admitted.
In those days college was attended by students who had academic excellence.

Today, anyone can get into some kind of college, no matter if their qualified or not. Just sign on the bottom line & we'll take you--just like the no doc mortgages that torpedoed our economy--somethings are doomed to fail.

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The tax payers already have provided 12 years of free education for every citizen as well as every other person that can drag their bodies into the building. How well does that work? How much do most make of that benefit? How long has it been since you observed what goes on in high school class rooms?

Oh yeah, give the non producing, malcontents 4 more years of premium priced free education. I am sure everyone will become better through that.

I sat in college classrooms in the 1970's, 1990's and 2000's next to kids on college grants. Most chose pass/fail option. If a student raised his hand on the first day and said "what does it take to pass?" I guarantee, they were grant funded students.

For the deserving, there has been free college for most of our lives. It is called Academic Scholarships. Of course you really have to work hard for that benefit.
 

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They will buy votes with YOUR money till enough people have had it.

I don't know when that will be, look at Greece.

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The best college class of all time-were the returning vets from WW ll-in the old days college was for the children of the well to do--the original GI bill opened the door.

These former GI's challenged their professors and rose to a level of excellence that has never been equaled.

They helped grow and form our nation--too bad most of today's education is wasted on dolts.

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Probably 30 -40% or more of the kids in college don't belong there. Some were terrible students in high school, some have bad learning habits and can't apprehend some of the more advanced technical stuff let alone the stuff they didn't learn in high school (math, trig, geometry, etc and SPELLING!) but were passed anyway. Some people just aren't smart enough or have the dedication to make it through college.

College has been "dumbed down" in many fields just to get kids through. I'm in the construction management field, and have 3-4 colleges that try to get us to take construction management and engineering co-op kids through the summer, but they want them to work in the office. No way am I gonna let an inexperienced kid handle a project and screw it up, let alone do an "estimate". all the colleges think we have so much free time and money required to "teach" an ill prepared co-op kid through the summer. Everyone of them expects to make $80,000 out of college and sit behind a computer designing multi-million dollar buildings and go golfing twice a week.

Most would be better off going to trade school or Vocational school and learning a trade. Since no one wants to get dirty or work with their hands, that's where the money is in the future. "Engineers" are everywhere, but few have common sense or on-site experience.
 
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