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Old 06-12-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: South Bay
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it sounds like you already had your mind made up on this topic, why even bother asking for other people's opinions?
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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it sounds like you already had your mind made up on this topic, why even bother asking for other people's opinions?
My mind isn't made up, I just wanted to see what others said. That guy wanted to be snarky, so he got snark in response.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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My mind isn't made up, I just wanted to see what others said. That guy wanted to be snarky, so he got snark in response.
Your original premise/question is ridiculous on its face "Do only rich people go to college in LA?"

Answer: NO

Do Latinos not go to college?

Answer: NO

College Data:
Cal State LA: 50% Hispanic enrollment
Cal State Dom Hills: 45% Hispanic enrollment
Cal State Northridge: 30% Hispanic enrollment
Cal State Long Beach: 30% Hispanic enrollment
Cal State Fullerton: 30% Hispanic enrollment
UCLA: 17% Hispanic enrollment
USC: 14% Hispanic enrollment

At least I provide data. You provide tired stereotypes based on your "experience".

Yeah, there aren't a lot of PHDs in East LA. But guess what? There's not a lot of PHDs in BFE Arkansas either.

Newsflash: Not all Hispanics in LA are poor and live in East LA.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: The Valley
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It seems like EveryDayGuy already made up his mind and is fishing for someone to back him up despite evidence to the contrary
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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For-profit schools aren't an accurate representation of the real collegiate populations.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Well, playing Devil's Advocate here Latinos have a much higher high school drop out rate and much lower college/university graduation rate than whites or Asians (as do African-Americans). That should be of great concern since their are now a little over half of the school age children in the state. To keep the state prospering and incomes growing we need a skilled, educated populace. The demographic shift since 1980 is turning that on its head. The state can't succeed long term if whites and Asians are the bulk of the recipients of Bachelor's/Postgraduate degrees.
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Old 06-13-2012, 08:33 AM
 
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A bigger question should be how far does a college education take you in LA? Especially if you're a transplant who graduated from a top ten school?
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Anaheim
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Another thing to think about regarding a college education: how many people in college have to take REMEDIAL classes?

You know, classes for things that SHOULD have been dealt with in high school or even junior high school.

Perhaps the added expense is for the staff teaching those courses, whom are quite well paid, and are part of unions, if they are employees of public institutions.

That, and the notion that seems to be abroad, that everyone should go to college, which has resulted in mass consumption of "education". The more demand for something, and the more strained the supply, the more expensive it becomes, whether that something is a college education or cases of Ding-Dongs.

Just my $.02.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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The place I taught was awful. Almost all the students were Latino high-school dropouts who were promised immediate job placement upon graduation. They felt that since they paid tuition that their diploma was guaranteed.
While it may have "technically" qualified as a college, I wouldn't use it as a sample for what all colleges or college students are like in LA...
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Especially if you're a transplant who graduated from a top ten school?
I think in LA, degrees from the local schools - USC and UCLA - are the most helpful. I don't have a degree (yet) from either, but I've attended both at different times, and I am constantly surprised at how much it's helped. There are alumni everywhere!
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