The cost of college is outrageous. And I want to know why.

I was in college in 1984, and it was $2500. My kids go to college now & it’s 25 thousand.

They’re not ten times smarter.

Actually, I know why. Because more people want to go.

The question is, is college worth the investment? I don’t know, but my plumber just pulled up in a Lexus, and I’m pretty sure he didn't learn lefty loosey & righty-tighty in the Ivy league

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Radical Uterus July 18, 2011 @ 10 a.m.

In fact kids are probably dumber now than in 1984 given the currrent state of our public education. I say read a book. Abraham Lincoln was self-taught. I encourage all young people to screw college, (unless you want a drinking degree,) and create a business from their talents, interests, and skills.

It's been done before and anyone can do it. Entrepreneurship, it's for everyone.

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SurfPuppy619 July 18, 2011 @ 10:29 a.m.

In fact kids are probably dumber now than in 1984 given the currrent state of our public education

The you're wrong.

The HS drop our rate in the 40's 50's was over 50%. And education is much more intense and demanding today than it was 50-60 years ago.

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Radical Uterus July 18, 2011 @ 10:38 a.m.

Numbers versus experiential reality. Ahh I'll take reality for 500 Alex.

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SurfPuppy619 July 18, 2011 @ 10:33 a.m.

The cost of college is outrageous. And I want to know why.

I was in college in 1984, and it was $2500. My kids go to college now & it’s 25 thousand.

========================= San Diego State in 1982 was $150 per semester. Community Colleges were free.

In 1982 11% of the CA budget went to the CC, CSU and UC systems, today it is 3%. In 1982 3% of the CA budget went to prisons, today it is 12%.

Today prison guards "retire" at age 50 with $3-$10 million dollar pensions (with annual $100K salaries whole working)-as do all cops, FF's bnd a host of other gov jobs.

That is why it costs so much to go to a state college today. You have your answer.

You can make mutli millionaires out of GED gov empoyees or you can help kids get a college education-but you cannto do BOTH, the money is not there for both.

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