Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Corbett College-Cut Critics Milk The Cash Cow
BillLawrenceOnline.Com ^ | 3-17-11

Posted on 03/17/2011 8:21:45 AM PDT by Tribune7

Gov. Corbett's plan to cut $625 million in funds to collegiate bureaucrats and send some of the money directly to students as scholarships has sure caused some shrieks and howls.

Among the howlers whose cash cow is being gored are:

Penn State University President Graham Spanier whose salary is $620,000 not including benefits;

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.billlawrenceonline.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Education; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bureaucrats; college; education; school; university

1 posted on 03/17/2011 8:21:46 AM PDT by Tribune7
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

Among the defenders of the fat-cat educrats is Springfield’s own State Rep. Bill Adolph (R-165) who as House Appropriations Chairman earns about $90,000 per year and is in line for a $64,000 pension upon retirement.


2 posted on 03/17/2011 8:22:55 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Tribune7

yes I was hit-upon by Pitt’s administration in an email admonishing the Corbett admin for their uncaring attitude toward poor college students. I emailed them back “boo hoo”. I worked by way thru college & am paying my grad school loans now. Why should my tax dollars be funding the drunken exploits of entitlement-mentality 20-somethings?


3 posted on 03/17/2011 8:28:03 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Tribune7
College is the biggest scam going. At best, you come out four years dumber and five figures in debt. At worst you come out completely indoctrinated into non-sensical leftism and a quarter of a million in debt with a degree in something completely useless, like lesbian studies.

And all for what? “The secret handshake” so when you apply for a job, you can show the joker who's going to hire you that you belong to the same college grad club that he does.

Know what I learned in college? Nothing. I've become so much smarter upon escaping that hole and forgetting everything I learned and replacing it with the truth.

Good for Gov. Corbett.

4 posted on 03/17/2011 8:32:05 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: surroundedbyblue
Why should my tax dollars be funding the drunken exploits of entitlement-mentality 20-somethings?

I was going back and forth with a lib friend who's a Penn State alum. He was bemoaning the cuts in funding (never mind that he never donates to the school) and said it helped "disadvantaged students". I asked him if he received any while he was there and he responded that yes, it had "helped" him. This is a guy who's parents paid $20k a year to send him to Friends Select.

But it helps "disadvantaged students".

What a feakin' joke.

5 posted on 03/17/2011 8:39:07 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Tribune7

interesting idea.

Don’t fund state colleges, just make them all into vouchers.

hahaha


6 posted on 03/17/2011 8:39:39 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Owl_Eagle

Same here. They teahc nothing practical in college and for the life of me I see no point to it.


7 posted on 03/17/2011 9:23:04 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
Don’t fund state colleges, just make them all into vouchers.

Certainly would make for a whole lot less administrators and a lot more relevant classes with a whole lot harder-working professors.

8 posted on 03/17/2011 9:28:29 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Owl_Eagle
College is the biggest scam going.

Dittos to that!

9 posted on 03/17/2011 9:29:47 AM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson