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Old 05-26-2013, 12:03 AM
 
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That is all. Thank you.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:40 AM
 
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Brilliant, thank you. That is most of the people I know that are baby boomers.

Worked hard, saved up to get what they wanted and retired comfortably.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:45 AM
 
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Brilliant, thank you. That is most of the people I know that are baby boomers.

Worked hard, saved up to get what they wanted and retired comfortably.
You have to admit $600 full time tuition was much more affordable than $4000+ per semester today. Wages have not kept up with inflation at all. When baby boomers were starting out, the minimum wage was equivalent to about $10 today.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:03 AM
 
Location: None of your business
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You have to admit $600 full time tuition was much more affordable than $4000+ per semester today. Wages have not kept up with inflation at all. When baby boomers were starting out, the minimum wage was equivalent to about $10 today.
Subsidize -> Bubble -> Bust

Let me connect the dots for you. Subsidizing drives prices up.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:28 AM
 
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Subsidize -> Bubble -> Bust

Let me connect the dots for you. Subsidizing drives prices up.

So where's the bust? Will tuition ever again be affordable?
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:40 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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You have to admit $600 full time tuition was much more affordable than $4000+ per semester today. Wages have not kept up with inflation at all. When baby boomers were starting out, the minimum wage was equivalent to about $10 today.
Minimum wage was $1.72 when I started working in 1968. I got paid more working in the fields detassling corn. The days were long, and started before dawn, but the pay was decent and better than flipping burgers. While attending college, I worked on campus as a gardener for $2.25 an hour. After college I was not able to find a job in my major because I had no experience. I volunteered for the military, served 8 years, and used the GI Bill to get another degree. I had much better success getting a good paying job this time. A decade later (after the GI Bill ended) I went back to school for another degree. Each time I attended college I paid my tuition in advance, no loans. It is only a question of how badly you want that degree.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:41 AM
 
Location: mainland but born oahu
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Default hmmm

I remember when the state i lived in had the best public school education in the country, The boomers benifitted from this, and then when it was there turn to pay, they turned there backs now we have one of the worst public schools in the country.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I remember when the state i lived in had the best public school education in the country, The boomers benifitted from this, and then when it was there turn to pay, they turned there backs now we have one of the worst public schools in the country.
Anyone educated prior to 1980, and the creation of the federal Department of Education, did better in public schools. Especially the boomers because of the "Space Race" that began in 1958. Science and mathematics were stressed heavily in public schools during the 1960s. After the feds got involved, public education has taken a turn for the worse, and has been declining ever since.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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That's funny, I didn't read anything about JR getting sent off to fight Viet Cong in a dense jungle hell. And maybe some babyboomers enjoyed such a carefree existence as depicted, but like every generation, there were unhappy endings and failed attempts to achieve success. Others saw their well paying careers end later in life before they could retire, forcing them to compete for lower paying jobs.

Things are different today, but the formula is still the same. Work hard, learn something useful, and enjoy the returns on your efforts. I never graduated college, but I always worked hard, showed up on time, and set money aside for the future. I'll probably buy my first home at the end of the year at 26. Yea, a couple years later than the dweeb in the whiny picture, but I can't complain.

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I remember when the state i lived in had the best public school education in the country, The boomers benifitted from this, and then when it was there turn to pay, they turned there backs now we have one of the worst public schools in the country.
Seems a lot of public schools have taken a dump. It also seems like parents are totally ok with this. Why do kids need a college degree today? Cause HS fails to teach the basics, so they need an extra four years to finally get it right.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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That's funny, I didn't read anything about JR getting sent off to fight Viet Cong in a dense jungle hell. And maybe some babyboomers enjoyed such a carefree existence as depicted, but like every generation, there were unhappy endings and failed attempts to achieve success. Others saw their well paying careers end later in life before they could retire, forcing them to compete for lower paying jobs.

Things are different today, but the formula is still the same. Work hard, learn something useful, and enjoy the returns on your efforts. I never graduated college, but I always worked hard, showed up on time, and set money aside for the future. I'll probably buy my first home at the end of the year at 26. Yea, a couple years later than the dweeb in the whiny picture, but I can't complain.
Exactly. That has not changed. Obtain marketable skills, put out some effort, and get compensated for your labors. College is not for everyone, and certainly not a good place to obtain up-to-date marketable skills. A tech school would be a better choice.

If you can anticipate where the market will be, and obtain skills that will be in demand, then you are one step ahead of the game.
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