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  •  I think related to this,... (9+ / 0-)

    ...today Fareed Zakaria opened his show talking about his latest article in Time magazine exposing how Colleges and Universities are catering more and more to the rich, are abandoning merit based admissions and the impact all this is having on social mobility. He went as far as to say that public Universities are catering more and more to wealthy out of state applicants in detriment of deserving in state student candidates.

    "The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -John F. Kennedy

    by basquebob on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 12:19:48 PM PDT

    •  There's a lot of truth to this (7+ / 0-)

      I work in a publicly funded state university. Tuition paid for in state is quite low and tightly regulated. Tuition paid by out-of-state students is very high, and not monitored so closely. (Those constituents don't vote in state.)

      Our university, like many in the U.S., is suffering from a seriously reduced investment from the state. The university needs money to operate. The money has to come from somewhere. The accepted truth is that it won't come from the state, so out-of-state tuition is a convenient revenue stream.

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      The NRA doesn't represent the interests of gun owners. So why are you still a member?

      by ChuckInReno on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 01:43:32 PM PDT

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    •  Out of state includes... (5+ / 0-)
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      ...foreign students, who can be either from individual household wealth or fully subsidized by their home nations' policies.

      Many of our public institutions are under the twin constraints of reduced funding from their states and under increasing pressure to limit the annual increase in tuition, fees and other expenses. Enrolling more "full freight" students is the short term "balance sheet solution", even as it creates different and probably more difficult problems beyond the short term.

      When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 04:16:07 PM PDT

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