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Old 01-30-2015, 04:59 AM
Location: Kalamalka Lake, B.C.
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Originally Posted by thatguydownsouth View Post
Obama to propose free community college

What do you guys think about this? Personally my first reaction was, that's stupid. But the more I thought about it, the more Im ok with it. We dump billions of dollars into other nations in futile attempts to "democratize" them and it fails. We spent trillions on failed wars and international policing....and they fail. We literally GIVE money to some Nations.....

If we're going to waste money like that then fine, lets at least use a "little bit" to better ourselves....
The original idea of CC was a catch up plan for those who couldn't afford a four year University "tour".
My CC fee for a semester was $6 for student activities and (I think) $6. per credit X 15 or 18. per semester:
GRAND TOTAL: $114. per semester.

My son's University was several thousand per semester and I'm somewhat suspect that he didn't get as good a real life education as I did. The idea was to "catch up" those who were behind (minorities) and especially those whose life had been interrupted by SERVING THEIR COUNTRY, in this case the USA. For so many of us that didn't have the parents money underwriting our efforts, it was a "second chance."
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Old 01-30-2015, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Aredhel View Post
I'd also add to that the string that the "free" community college offer should have a fairly high minimum academic requirement. Helping a poor, bright kid get an affordable education is one thing. Offering a free college education to someone who frankly doesn't have the academic chops to handle college is quite another. One of the reasons a college degree has become just a more expensive high school diploma is that too many kids go on to college who don't really belong there.
Yeah, I was disappointed that a C+ was the benchmark to qualify. Do we really want to invest in mediocrity?
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Old 01-30-2015, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by UNC4Me View Post
Yeah, I was disappointed that a C+ was the benchmark to qualify. Do we really want to invest in mediocrity?
This is generally the result with any give away entitlement. If you are lucky.

In any case, it's a moot point. The voters, very soundly rejected Obama politics last November. Such nonsense will never see the light of day in Congress.

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