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  •  asdf (7+ / 0-)

    That is, indeed, a disturbing study. The article you link to doesn't say that scholarships go to the richest--full stop. It says that increasingly they are going to the wealthier students, which isn't at all the same thing.

    Again, there are gross inequalities in this system. You and many others have fallen prey to those inequalities, but that doesn't mean that there aren't scholarships that go to people who need them, nor does it mean that college is valueless.

    "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something." -the last words of Pancho Villa

    by Shef on Fri May 10, 2013 at 10:16:16 PM PDT

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    •  So I'm just not needy enough? (0+ / 0-)

      Or is the system BROKEN?

      While I'm bitching about the greed of colleges how come I have to go outside the US to read peer reviewed papers without a pay wall?

      •  because of the business model of publication..... (2+ / 0-)
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        which required professors to pay to get their work published as well as more to make it free for all- several thousand dollars for each service.  Or you can go to a campus library where they often have the papers for their subscription fee.  Or ask for interlibrary load- or even learn how to google for a pdf and see if the paper you want to read in put up on someone's web site.  

        There are ways to do this- and i show my students how to do this starting in a first year seminar on critical thinking and science and society.

        I am sorry things aren't working for you Horace, but your experience isn't universal.  You have your point of view, but people like me are out here working with kids, trying to help them get a scholarship or research experience, workin 60 hr weeks and taking hiring freezes and no salary raises in stride to help educate them.    I am not Polyanna, but I am not nothing either.

        You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

        by murrayewv on Sat May 11, 2013 at 11:08:39 AM PDT

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