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“Education Is The Key?” Assessing The Value Of A College Degree In A Tumultuous Economy

XQZME Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 1:01 AM
Another major push to increasing tuition cost is that a major component of the US NEWS & WORLD REPORT rating system is tuition cost instead of faculty achievement. So Universities post extremely high tuition costs but issue large grants to almost all students just to keep a high rating. Another driving force is government subsidies. There is a strong correlation between government subsidy increases and administrative and teacher salary increases and tuition increases. There is generally little required of professors to teach the same subject matter year after year after year for a few hours per week.
gary28 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 10:59 AM
The raising of tuition is a scam. We need to assess the university costs and their current cost per student. These universities for profit cannot justify the annual increases per student. The universities are on the government dole...they need to justify the raises in fees. Wake up American sheeple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kitekrazy Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 11:58 AM
Remove financial aid from the game. Oil executives envy the college monopoly.
Doug3370 Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 10:36 AM
Professors at top schools compete furiously for advancement by way of publications, recognition in the form of prizes or invitations to address major conferences, and so on. This is hard work, and in fields where advances count for something (think chemistry, biology, engineering for starters), it is good for the country and the world as well. It has its advantages for the students, in that they get to learn from people who are at the top of their game and know more than the book. But it's been taken too far as course loads have dropped to the point that too few students get to study with these top professors.
kitekrazy Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 11:55 AM
I guess some people will believe anything. Most professors have a god complex and lean left. Outside of "teaching" or indoctrination they serve very little use to society.
kitekrazy Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 11:55 AM
I guess some people will believe anything. Most professors have a god complex and lean left. Outside of "teaching" or indoctrination they serve very little use to society.

Half of recent college graduates can’t find employment. Those who find a job often settle for something less than a “college level job.”

So what good is a college education, anyway, in our very unstable economy?

As 2013 launches with more federal government debt and American businesses guessing when the next punitive regulatory show will drop, most Americans are ignoring an area of societal upheaval that is poised to get more intense. Increasingly, Americans are wondering how essential it is for one to possess a college degree.

The upheaval transcends what you’ll read in the occasional “top paying” and “worst paying...