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The Higher-Ed Bubble is Bound to Burst

Robert341 Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 12:10 PM
My dad was a school teacher who always had a second job to support the family. He told me, “If you want to go to college, you’ll have to find a war, like I did,” Then he felt guilty the whole time I was a Marine in Vietnam. I went to state schools on the GI bill, and PT jobs, no other help, except dad provided a roof, a bed and, if I was home at dinner time, dinner. With my high school record—I graduated in the top 97% of my class, a scholarship was out of the question. I will link to this from my Old Jarhead blog. (www.tartanmarine.blogspot.com) Robert A. Hall Massachusetts Senate, 1973-83 Author: The Coming Collapse of the American Republic All royalties go to help wounded veterans For a free PDF of my 80-page book, write tartanmar
John1921 Wrote: Sep 13, 2012 3:00 PM
I went to law school on the GI Bill and it covered my tuition as well as all my living expenses. Thanks! The reason a college degree is being discounted is a result of innate, immutable, universal Human Nature. Ie., women are now getting more than half of all college degrees. Human societies all follow a rule -- whateve women do is low-status; whatever men do is high status. Feminists, whose entire world-view is based on the Enlightenment fantasy that there is no such thing as Human Nature, Pursuing 'equality' with men is like chasing the horizon -- however fast you run, it remains out of reach. My personal view is that raising sports to the pinnacle of our society is undesirable. As long as women can't suit up for NFL, that'll be the fact.
"If you want to go to college," my mother said, "you'll have to get a scholarship."

Luckily, I did. I was admitted to George Washington University, which generously awarded me a grant covering the full cost of my tuition. To the best of my recollection, that sum was $2,400 in 1975, the year I entered GW. To pay for my other expenses there were several forms of need-based financial aid, and I received what is now called a Pell Grant and a subsidized work/study job on campus.

Adjusted for inflation, the $2,400 GW charged for tuition...