You mean the for profits that Romney fronted?
I do agree with your sentiments. It is ironic that our state schools charge more for engineering tuition than for liberal arts tuition. The reason given is the more expensive instruction (losing track of the dollars that the engineering school brings in from grants).
I do wonder if more teaching candidates follow the dollars instead of teaching where we will get our next generation of teachers from. No doubt we are trying to force their wages down.
I got two masters degrees and all but thesis for another since 2000. Along the way I became an adjunct professor of writing.
During my years at the university I came across a lot of future and current teachers. I hate to say it, but the quality of those folks was mediocre at best and laughably bad at worst.
How about a history teacher, going for her Masters in history who asked the professor at the beginning of a course in WWII History: “Professor, you keep referring to WWII. Wouldn’t that mean there had to be a WWI?
Many of the undergraduates in the Education Department were terribly ignorant, almost illiterate. They would hire me or others to ‘tutor’ them when what they really expected was for us to write their papers for them. These are the people who are now teaching America’s children.
If the public knew about the fraud that the education lobby and education industry is perpetrating on them, they would puke at the huge expenditure in taxes that is foisted on them by the legislators.
After all, isn’t it the birthright of every American child to have a good education? Well, they aren’t getting a good education and every generation is simply being dumbed down by increasingly worse teachers. The downward spiral of our education system is only matched by the upward spiral of our outlays in taxes, futilely spent in the hope that the schools will improve.
When you read stories about how 30% of teachers in a school district can’t read or write English at the 8th grade level, you must believe it.