posted on Feb, 4 2012 @ 11:06 AM
reply to post by freethinker123
What a wonderful post! You've given me a lot to think about.
You're right that income is something to look at, and that most (if not all) rich kids will go to college. But I do hear a lot of screaming about
college loans, and that makes me think there are a lot of poorer kids there, too. I suppose money also helps steer people to a certain kind of
college, the rich to Ivy League, the poor to state schools.
I don't know if Republicans are more likely to have money, you may be right but I'm not sure at the moment how to find out. I'll dig around a
little. Oh, one other thing about college. Women have been getting more and more degrees. I understand that they are now getting the majority of
graduate degrees. That may influence colleges, women test out as more liberal than men.
The influence of student issues on you is interesting. I only recall three types of issues: getting more of my expenses paid for by the government
(lower tuition), routine administrative stuff like better parking, and the grand social issues; war, drugs, sex in the dorms, the abuse of poor people
in some country I had never heard of, saving the planet, stuff like that. The interesting part was that they looked just like training sessions for
liberal protesters and bloggers. Which came first, the students who chose liberal causes over conservative ones? (I don't think so, I don't
remember conservative social causes getting much publicity.) Or did the faculty and student groups create causes to draw the students in? I don't
And all of that doesn't start to touch on the racism issue. There is a ton of looking left to be done. Is a study supposed to create more questions
than it answers?