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  •  No federal aid should ever go to private cos. (1+ / 0-)
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    blueoasis

    No federal aid dollars should ever go to private, for-orofit schools or career education programs whether or not they leave students with tons of debt and a worthless degree (or no degree).

    •  For-profit mills, definitely not, but no support (0+ / 0-)

      for private universities? That's unreasonable. A lot of small private colleges & universities have superb programs.

      Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
      ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

      by FarWestGirl on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 04:48:31 PM PDT

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      •  My position has nothing to do with quality... (1+ / 0-)
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        Skyye

        ...or outcomes but just the principle that public funds should only be used for public institutions.

        I think we invite serious problems extending public money to even NGOs (i.e., private non-profits). While there are many good cases that could be made for NGO support there's also the Karl Roves in the world who can and will engineer NGO's in any direction that suits them.

        •  Harvard's private, Yale, a lot of the best schools (3+ / 0-)
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          kck, Whatithink, Skyye

          are. That would mean that no one who couldn't afford to just pay the tuition out of pocket could go there.

          I understand your point, but I think we have to be careful, but reasonable, about it to manage what ends up being supported. The whole 'baby & bathwater' thing, ya know?

          Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
          ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

          by FarWestGirl on Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 05:38:33 PM PDT

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        •  that means no money for research, or programs (2+ / 0-)
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          kck, Skyye

          that are available to the public such as Planned Parenthood. That would not be productive if you stand hard and fast on that principle.

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