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Old 06-15-2018, 09:15 AM
 
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Campbell, though, was a fan of LSU’s political communications program, and she prevailed because TOPS made that preference financially feasible.

So TOPS (Government program) is paying to teach this student how to become a government / political employee?



Why are we spending tax dollars to teach people how to make government bigger and charge us more taxes?



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Old 06-16-2018, 08:45 AM
 
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Students can study whatever they desire, right? We can encourage them to stay away from certain fields, but if that is what they want to do for a living, then what's us to stop them?
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Old 06-17-2018, 02:52 PM
 
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He doesn't realize that people who work in government also go to college.
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:09 AM
 
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He doesn't realize that people who work in government also go to college.
Nowadays a bachelor's degree is the minimum to get a decent job. Sad isn't it? Forces a lot of young folks to go to college instead of entering the workforce right away, if they want a solid career.
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Old 06-23-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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Nowadays a bachelor's degree is the minimum to get a decent job. Sad isn't it? Forces a lot of young folks to go to college instead of entering the workforce right away, if they want a solid career.
Yes it's sad, over $1 trillion in student debt in this country
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Old 06-24-2018, 12:57 PM
 
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It's only going to rise with tuition and fees going up every year and educational programs like TOPS getting cut. I feel bad for the 18 year olds of today. Lots of obstacles to overcome starting out.
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:29 PM
 
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Also...FWIW...thanks to budget cuts, UL had to raise tuition to about 55% more than what they had 3 years ago... the highest rate increase in the state if I'm not mistaken. Sends a strong message to would-be UL students don'tcha think?
ULL is an average regional university (perhaps not even that good) when you compare it to other regional schools, like USM, UAB, and USA.
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:32 PM
 
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One of the huge problems is TOPs. TOPs should eliminated. Most young people who deserve a scholarship are getting one without TOPs. Then they get to keep the TOPs $ to spend on whatever, trips, cars, boats, parties, etc.. Furthur, we continue to spend $ to educate students in fields, like Art, where they have little hope of getting a decent job.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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One of the huge problems is TOPs. TOPs should eliminated. Most young people who deserve a scholarship are getting one without TOPs. Then they get to keep the TOPs $ to spend on whatever, trips, cars, boats, parties, etc.. Furthur, we continue to spend $ to educate students in fields, like Art, where they have little hope of getting a decent job.

Similar concept to Louisiana EBT / Foodstamp program. You are not allowed to buy products that are seen as unnecessary towards the basic goal.



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SNAP / Louisiana EBT Eligible Food Items:

Households CAN use SNAP benefits to buy:
  • Foods for the household to eat, such as:
    • breads and cereals;
    • fruits and vegetables;
    • meats, fish and poultry; and
    • dairy products.
  • Seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat.
Households CANNOT use SNAP benefits to buy:
  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco;
  • Any nonfood items, such as:
    • pet foods;
    • soaps, paper products; and
    • household supplies.
  • Vitamins and medicines;
  • Food that will be eaten in the store;
  • Hot foods.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) | Department of Children & Family Services | State of Louisiana

SHOULD LOUISIANA TAX PAYERS BE ALLOWED TO EXCLUDE DEGREE PROGRAMS THAT HAVE A LOWER CHANCE OF POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT?
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:51 PM
 
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Why should they? This is America. People should study and pursue whatever career they want, regardless of pay. Would you like it if people controlled parts of your life like that?
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