posted on Jul, 14 2012 @ 10:39 AM
reply to post by ModernAcademia
I watched this and couldn't believe what I was hearing.
Schiff was basically stating that college may not be the answer for everyone, and he came close to identifying "Issue Degrees," but held back.
"(Fill-in-the-blank) Studies," et c do not lead to anything marketable and only add to the number of staff and expenses of the school.
Diana Carew (Public Policy Institute) was of the opinion that a 4-year degree was a "right," regardless of cost or marketability. Her affiliation
with the "progressive" PPI should be a dead giveaway that she wants a larger government hand in education, regardless of cost.
Regardless of who guarantees or pays the loans/tuition, the reality is that we have come to accept a "liberal arts" education to be of equal value,
and deserving of staffing and funding as core curriculum.
Allowing "student athletes" to take P.E. and similar courses for a year or two before flunking out, or pushing various diveristy and ethnicity
degrees to be used to increase enrollment does no favor to the students who graduate and cannot use their degrees in the market.
We need to re-define what our public universities are doing and hold regents accountable for results, rahter than income and enrollment.
on 14-7-2012 by jdub297 because: (no reason given)
ETA: I attnded 7 years of post-secondary education, worked the entire time, and took out 6 student loans. I graduated with two "real" degrees, and
paid the loans over about 6 years..
edit on 14-7-2012 by jdub297 because: (no reason given)