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  •  The younger generation has been betrayed (2+ / 0-)
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    wu ming, Bright

    Sure, you can go deeply into debt to get a college degree, and it'll take 20 years to pay it off.
       But what if you still can't land a job in your field after taking on so much debt? Then you are screwed.

    “Take not from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.” - President Thomas Jefferson

    by gjohnsit on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 12:06:51 PM PDT

    •  You have to be realistic about debt and career (1+ / 0-)
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      You have to find a program that won't require you to take on more debt than you can realistically afford.  There is no getting around that.  That is your first step to adulthood.  You have to learn to compromise and think outside the box.  There are good schools with good deals.  

      •  Anyone work their way through college anymore. (3+ / 0-)
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        Samulayo, sethtriggs, Spoc42

        Probably not possible today considering the cost of higher education.

        There seems to be a vicious circle. The more government offers money for college, the more college's charge.

        Why have college tuitions skyrocketed? If they couldn't depend on loans, would college cost as much?

        So the banks make money, the colleges make money and the students are left hanging.

        Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive. And... It’s the Supreme Court, stupid!

        by auapplemac on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 08:59:47 PM PDT

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        •  Of course (0+ / 0-)

          It's meant to be part of the training of students for the rest of their lives: being permanently in debt and, effectively, indentured slaves.

          I'm sure there is legislation in the works to bring back the workhouse. Oh, wait, they're already doing that with prisoners working for pennies an hour.

          FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

          by Spoc42 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 05:11:16 AM PDT

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