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Senate Fiddles While College Debt Explodes

Greg1084 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 7:09 AM
The future of education: Almost all content on-line, free. Money will change hands when testing is done. Testing will be done at locations distributed around the country that specialize in this. They will be hired for this purpose by the college, university, or trade school. Biometric testing and CCTV monitoring of test takers will be done. The need to physically matriculate at a college will be largely unnecessary and wasteful.
grannykk Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 11:43 AM
Some of this is already in play. In TN, some high school students are getting their education in this way. It works very well. Years ago, our son was at Michigan State, and some of his courses were in this manner. There are some classes that require lab work or one-on-one assistance, and that can easily be handled when necessary.
grannykk Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 11:43 AM
Some of this is already in play. In TN, some high school students are getting their education in this way. It works very well. Years ago, our son was at Michigan State, and some of his courses were in this manner. There are some classes that require lab work or one-on-one assistance, and that can easily be handled when necessary.
ReddestNeck Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 7:15 AM
It would take a massive "volunteer" effort. Not that something of the scale can't be done: look at Linux. But even much of Linux was in effect subsidized by the outlandish costs of the college students who hacked on it.

America’s accumulated college-loan debt will surpass $1 trillion this year; what is our leadership doing about it? The Obama Administration took over the student loan market and expanded Pell Grants, but hasn’t accomplished anything to address the root cause of the crisis: exploding college fees and related costs. The only thing they’ve done is criticize innovators and entrepreneurs.

The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP), chaired by Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), issued a new report calling into question the costs and performance of For-Profit universities. There are actually hundreds of these schools, perhaps the most well-known being University...