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  •  I went to college in the UW system (7+ / 0-)

    in the late 60's/70s when taxpayers footed 70% of the costs.  They got a great return on the tax dollar because our excellent university system pumped out lots of skilled graduates which attracted lots of business to grab up all that talent.  In addition, because we made more with a college degree than we would have with a HS diploma, we made more and paid more in taxes so we could fund the next college students.  It was win - win.

    It was also a time when university deans and execs didn't need to build pyramids to themselves and their legacies and draw enormous salaries.  Professors were paid decently, treated with respect, and educated students for the future.

    Today, students themselves foot 70% of the costs, leave college with mortgage sized loans or impoverished parents.

    We need to go back to the time when the state was full of  enough comprehension to know that to subsidize our universities lifts all the boats in the harbor.

    There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

    by Puddytat on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 11:23:14 PM PST

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    •  there's the irony (1+ / 0-)
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      many major universities rent their sports logos so the RW can put them on the giant megaphones (and bring in ad dollars) that have been blasting the country with hate toward public education and teachers for 25 years. they also help elect teabagger governors and pro-privatization regents, decide who's acceptable as chancellor, and fight any legislation that would raise taxes or channel taxes to public ed, and help undo the works of student activists.

      28% of limbaugh stations and maybe 30-40% of all RW radio stations depend on those associations from universities pissing ll over their mission statements.

      This is a list of 76 universities for Rush Limbaugh that endorse global warming denial, racism, sexism, and GOP lies by broadcasting sports on over 170 Limbaugh radio stations.

      by certainot on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 08:32:21 AM PST

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