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melm00se Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-03-08 09:47 AM
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44. there are several reasons for the
massive run up in college costs:

1) the costs of equipment for the high tech/science degrees (you don't want to put out kids with degrees with info/techniques that are 5-10 or more years out of date)
2) the mindset that a student has to go away to and/or board at their college of choice
3) the large amount of money (both public and private) readily available for college education (that drives inflationary trends akin to those seen during the california gold rush)
4) the mindset that for anyone to be successful, they must, positively, attend college (this is not true - there are huge segments of the workforce that do not require college degrees - education, yes but a bachelors? no)

a college education is a finite resource, making more money available for college education won't alter that fact.


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