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To: yldstrk

$60k a year to learn bad grammar and perversity ;-)


20 posted on 05/12/2014 6:04:30 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: achilles2000

“$60k a year to learn bad grammar and perversity ;-)”

All of this is made possible through taxpayer subsidies.

Eliminate the federal Department of Education and all federal funding of student loans. Market forces will immediately impact higher education resulting in the following:

1) A collapse in the cost of college tuition and fees at private institutions as students and parents run from private institutions to state schools.
2) Elite private institutions will lay off faculty and put underemployed high cost tenured professors to work in the classroom 8 hours per day instead of allowing them to run around spending time on bogus research.
3) The growth of technology enabled teaching will expand. Low cost distance learning classes provided by state universities will become much more popular.
4) Huge bureaucracies at most universities will be slashed.
5) To the degree that parents and students are paying the full cost of education instead of having it subsidized by Uncle Sam, they will demand more of the administration and faculty.
6) Academics and the media will scream.
7) The elitist academic “star” system, based on peer appraisal of writings and research, will go away and teaching skills will become highly valued.
8) Innovation and technology will change higher education for the better. Market forces will force institutions to adapt, become efficient, and deliver more value for less money. Who knows, there might actually be a renaissance in the teaching of subjects and skills truly valuable in the marketplace.


24 posted on 05/12/2014 6:34:05 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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