remus: So let me get this straight, they have been getting this for free for a long time and now are mad that the next group of students, who can afford it according to the article, might have to actually pay for it?
ds394: I'm just curious what kind of alternative solution is being proposed by the protesting students.How come all I'm hearing is the sound of crickets?That's what I thought... protestors without an answer.
Krieghund: And the increase doesn't even apply to the students protesting.
libranoelrose: Health care and education should be subsidized by taxes.
PsyLord: Waah! My school is no longer giving a free ride to their new students. Waah! Seriously, did they really think that the university can sustain that? What utopia do they believe they are living in?
thamike: dj_bigbird: It's cute how the students think college is about them.What does this even mean?
burning_bridge: iheartscotch:Back in my day; you could go an entire year on less then $20,000; including food, lodging, books, and booze. To a big 12 college even. Smaller, tech colleges were even cheaperThere's part of the issue here. A lot of the less than sympathetic comments here show much the same attitude. Back when we all went to college in 90's, this was true. But unlike you guys I, who am returning to school, have actually looked at tuition again for the first time in a decade.And it blew my hair back.State college now costs what private schools used to cost. I could have hit ivy league for a few bucks more way back when for the cost of what state schools are now. I'm kicking myself like you wouldn't believe for having not been on the ball as much as I should have. Delaying finishing my education is going to cost me many more THOUSANDS of dollars over what it would have cost me back then. And I make about the same amount of money I did back then while everything else is much more expensive. Yay progress!BTW, the income of the top 1% of earners in this country has jumped by a factor of several times since back then. I'm sure that's entirely unrelated to everything else. I mean, you can make up wealth out of thin air and it doesn't have to come from somewhere else like being squeezed out of the earnings of the middle class, or so they tell us. And they must be right, they're rich after all and it's not like they'd lie to us so we wouldn't get cross over them getting richer at our expense or anything.
iheartscotch: / knew a kid that went to some artsy fartsy art school in NEW YORK CITY; kid said he expected to have $200,000 in loan debt by the time he was done. All for a photography degree.// He felt his talents were wasted on the biatchy, spoiled girls that pay $500 to get prom pictures. So; he was going to trade that for no guarentee of future income, a mountian of debt and even biatchier models.
ypsifly: .but I had this weird condition called motivation that seems to be scarce among the "I want it now" Veruca Salt generation.that passes for students these days.
BarkingUnicorn: Here's a thorough dissection of what Cooper Union did wronghttp://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/business/how-cooper-unions-endowme nt -failed-in-its-mission.html
Krieghund: King Something: Doesn't mean they shouldn't protest the tuition hike. In fact, that's actually related to why they're protesting:Please read my original comment in a tone of admiration. I'm sorry I didn't make myself clear.
Adolf Oliver Nipples: libranoelrose: Health care and education should be subsidized by taxes.They are. Big time. Both of them. Even before Obamacare healthcare was subsidized (Medicare/Medicaid), and student loans can be either subsidized or unsubsidized, but in either case at ages 18-22 you will NEVER get a better interest rate on a loan than you will with government money.
Ned Stark: randomjsa: Tantrum throwing in the face of reality and tough choices doesn't make things change.except that it frequently does
randomjsa: Tantrum throwing in the face of reality and tough choices doesn't make things change.
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