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Old 10-13-2011, 03:20 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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And one of the reasons is because people who have no business being on a college campus are going to school.
What do you expect? Parents are worried about their kids' future, thus they try to motivate them to go to college so they have a better future. They know how important a college degree is in the US.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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What do you expect? Parents are worried about their kids' future, thus they try to motivate them to go to college so they have a better future. They know how important a college degree is in the US.
Some belong at vocational schools or community colleges, where the cost is much less than university.

Still, the point. If you want to go to college, do it on your own dime.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:56 AM
 
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Anyone got this guys e-mail address? Since he believes everything he reads on the internet I am going to generously share some of my Nigerian lottery winnings with him to help him out.

How would that help him out?
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:57 AM
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If you think the kid in the video is sadly disconnected from reality, I'm pained to say that at least 60% of the kids who are currently in elementary school are going to be even worse.

These are kids who's families are products of "The Family Guy" generation, who value 'free' public education not as a stepping stone to success, but as 'free' public day care.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:34 AM
 
Location: South East
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Some belong at vocational schools or community colleges, where the cost is much less than university.

Still, the point. If you want to go to college, do it on your own dime.
Exactly!!!

I truly do not understand this entitlement attitude people have that makes them believe they deserve college education (and other things) and that someone with more money should pay for it.

I would love to have increased my degree beyond a BA, but I did not want to take out a student loan and my parents worked hard to pay for my BA. I knew it was time to get a JOB.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:41 AM
 
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Wow! Look at all these Countries that provide free college education.

Some of these countries have the highest IQ in the World.

But they aren't as smart as your right wing, Southern, rural, white folks.

You know it all.

That's why Mississippi and Alabama and West Virginia, and Oklahoma are such power house States.

Free education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greece?? You really want to use the example of Greece which may bring down the whole EU and is even threatening our stock markets.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Greece?? You really want to use the example of Greece which may bring down the whole EU and is even threatening our stock markets.
Greece is the economic model the Left is trying to emulate.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:44 AM
 
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Exactly!!!

I truly do not understand this entitlement attitude people have that makes them believe they deserve college education (and other things) and that someone with more money should pay for it.

I would love to have increased my degree beyond a BA, but I did not want to take out a student loan and my parents worked hard to pay for my BA. I knew it was time to get a JOB.
They don't care if someone with more money is who pays for it. They want a handout, they want to be able to spend all their free time in protests, but they don't mind at all if some factory worker or waitress is taxed and pays for their tuition. These people expect never to have to work a real job in their life, they won't wait tables. They consider themselves to be some kind of elitists who should not have to work their way through college and are above many jobs.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:50 AM
 
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What do you expect? Parents are worried about their kids' future, thus they try to motivate them to go to college so they have a better future. They know how important a college degree is in the US.
Short sighted. Yes, colleges have been dumbed down so that everyone with an IQ over 70 can get a college degree but that's not going to help anything in the long run. Employers are now finding out that college graduates they hire cannot read simple instructions, and they cannot perform basic math.

What's happening is that a college degree means less and less.

A truly motivated kid will get a job and work hard and pay for his tuition and college costs. And college isn't hard at all if you're really cut out for it, classroom time is 15-18 hours a week, you need 4-10 more hours to study, and that leaves plenty of time to work even a full time job.
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:51 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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Exactly!!!

I truly do not understand this entitlement attitude people have that makes them believe they deserve college education (and other things) and that someone with more money should pay for it.

I would love to have increased my degree beyond a BA, but I did not want to take out a student loan and my parents worked hard to pay for my BA. I knew it was time to get a JOB.
It's simply a different attitude:
In some countries higher education is treated the same way as kindergarten, secondary education, health or safety, i.e. something provided to everyone and paid for by everyone (not just those with more money as you say).
In other countries higher education is considered an optional luxury one has to pay for individually.
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