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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 4, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    Link: Will There Be Fries With That Degree? - Education Reform: Should school funding be based on student employability?
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7256 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm
    No.... and I cannot see how anyone could argue otherwise. Off to bed.. night night!!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Isn`t the purpose of college to educate you for a career? Does majoring in Angry Women`s Studies get you a good paying job?
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    ElMustache Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    Merica! Where we race to the bottom, and we`re f u c k i n g proud of it.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1794 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm
    At least he`s trying to look at things in a different way. Why should government money (you know THE PEOPLE`S money) pay for courses that have no to little real world direct correlation to skills that will land a job? (horrible sentence but you get the point)
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1503 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm
    I was running a kitchen as chef at 22. I didn`t need to go to college. You learn the ropes and let your work speak for itself.
    Who needs that kind of debt so early on?
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10714 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 3:47 pm
    Doesn`t sound too bad, could alleviate the problems of the current education bubble we`re going through.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5623 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 3:49 pm
    Gerry1of1-"Isn`t the purpose of college to educate you for a career?"

    It is the purpose of college to educate you in the field you have chosen.

    It is your responsibility to choose a field that:
    A) You want to work in &
    B) You think you can get a job in.

    If you want to major in Latin, and are willing to pay for it, it`s the college`s job to present you with the information you paid for.

    It is NOT the college`s responsibility to find you a job that involves Latin. No one speaks it anymore, plus we already know every single word in Latin that exists so there’s no new Latin that’s hot off the presses that needs immediate translating.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2423 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    Excellent point MeGrendel.

    A guy I work with has a son who is a little over a year out of engineering school. He just got a job offer for 80k/year. He already has a good job and was not even looking for a new one.

    Study something useful people!
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm
    This is a stupid idea, where even education becomes a capitalist tool. I can just imagine all the majors and subjects that go away, and all the new "majors" that would be created.

    School is for learning.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1035 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm
    Well I dont really get a vote here but seems pretty stupid to condemn all the students of an institution based on the amount of `personal interest` courses taken. Making the education system an elitist ladder makes a mockery of `The American Dream`. (or is it the American way?`)
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    elkingo Male 30-39
    5370 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm
    I am all for cutting funding to programs that don`t have a job upon graduation. It is pointless to study things that are of no use to anyone. Personal gain is great, but don`t expect the working class taxes to pay for it.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14455 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 9:07 pm
    Degrees in History of Fine Art, Anthropology, Italian Literature, etc. are good for one thing:

    They make space for productive members of society - Asians, Jews, Indians, etc. on the courses that have actual value. It`s all about culturally appropriate wealth distribution.
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    eduardoleon Male 18-29
    500 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 9:46 pm
    This will just turn colleges into a limited vocational school. Students need a more holistic education that will help them grow.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    April 4, 2013 at 11:38 pm
    The problem of unemployable graduates with worthless degrees started when the government took over the student loan business. Can you imagine a banker in his right mind loaning someone $200K to get a degree in Ethnic Studies or Feminist Literature?

    BTW, McDonald`s is advertising to hire college grads as cashiers. What the hell else are you qualified to do with a degree in 12th Century Chinese Poetry?

    Once again, liberals ruin everything they touch.
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    711 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 2:54 am
    let`s be honest here, what do we think college/university is really about? is to get an education in a field that you want to pursue? or to study something you are interested in or like doing? or, and this is going to anger some people, is it a tool for indoctrinating young, impressionable teens into left-wing ideology? A little of each i think.
    my opinion is that publicly funded college/uni should be about training or education for a career. not for a hobby. for example, i know a girl who did a degree in playing a musical instrument... she had to do a further year to increase her employability in flute playing, now she is considering doing another year to become a music teacher. she should have just done a degree in musical education. 2 years of wasted money and time. but she has very left-wing opinions and that is the only result that matters, right?
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 3:58 am
    Really, `murica? Yet another anti-intellectual drive?

    One big fat reason against this is that no basic research will get done because no theoretical science study programs will recieve any kind of funding.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14194 posts
    April 5, 2013 at 6:02 am
    Well you already give athletes a free ride for playing a game.......
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    April 6, 2013 at 9:48 pm
    Well you already give athletes a free ride for playing a game...
    No, they get a "free ride" for making $millions for their schools. Sports are a HUGE money maker for colleges and universities, or they were till the liberals forced them to spend the same amount of money on women`s sports, which is mostly wasted.

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