College students rally over tuition, education quality

Mar 4, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Asbury Park Press Online

College students on more than 100 campuses nationwide plan walkouts, rallies and other actions Thursday to protest budget cuts, layoffs and tuition increases, which they say erode quality of education and limit access.

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#1 Mar 6, 2010
And why do they feel that society owes them a college education? How about if they get a job and pay their own way through school. Or after working and paying taxes for 20 years, then they can request the government to raise their tax rate in order to give people a free college education. I'm not impressed with people who have not contributed anything of value to society whinning about how we owe them more. Get a job.

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#2 Nov 26, 2011
NiteClerk wrote:
And why do they feel that society owes them a college education? How about if they get a job and pay their own way through school. Or after working and paying taxes for 20 years, then they can request the government to raise their tax rate in order to give people a free college education. I'm not impressed with people who have not contributed anything of value to society whinning about how we owe them more. Get a job.
I don't want a free handout or 100% forgiveness, but students were overcharged big-time for an education whose quality has actually gone DOWN: → Stop your complaining do something about it!

→ College students are super deep in debt, and even beginning to commit suicide at an alarmingly increased rate.-- So that's a head's up: Some sort of problem exists -- read on...

American colleges in the 1950's were TOPS in the world, and yet did NOT bankrupt the student, so, without going into details of the causes, I ask 1 thing:

Does my Petition to The President here address this properly with proper solutions?

The link is http://wh.gov/jU8

Tags: Education, Colleges, Tuition, Debt, slavery (as in DEBT Slavery -- indentured servitude -- ruined credit -- etc.)

Conservatives such as myself, are incensed with the obscenely high tax placed on students (tuition is legally a tax, as it flows to the government, State Universities in most cases)

Liberals are *also* on our side, as they don't like being stepped on by 'The Man'

Note: I'm conservative, so I'm not asking for 100%-total forgiveness of student debt (e.g I don't wanna free handout)--but just basic things like standard consumer protections for student debt that even credit card users have.

PS: If I get 150 signatures, then my petition becomes searchable in The Whitehouse database, and defending the helpless becomes much easier.

Is my petition to The President good, or bad? Tell me what you think...(and, if it's good, sign it & tell yr friend to do likewise)

Stop your complaining do something about it! Sign the peition http://wh.gov/jU8 & ask your peeps & email list to do likewise.

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#3 Jan 7, 2012
WSage1 wrote:
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I don't want a free handout or 100% forgiveness, but students were overcharged big-time for an education whose quality has actually gone DOWN:
So. You should shop for colleges just like a new car. Do your research. Figure out the cost/future value/payback of a degree.
College students are super deep in debt,
It shouldn't be my problem if they borrow too much and earn a useless degree.
and even beginning to commit suicide at an alarmingly increased rate.-- So that's a head's up: Some sort of problem exists
Yeah. Your generation are weak willed, emotional crybabies. Man up and take responsibilities for your own actions.
American colleges in the 1950's were TOPS in the world, and yet did NOT bankrupt the student,....
Back in the 1950's only the elite few went to college. It was not for the masses. Now that it's expected that everyone will be able to attend college the quality has gone done (per you) and the price has risen.(If you take inflation/purchasing power into account, I'm not sure how true this is.) In any event, the problem is that the masses were told that they need to go to college. So the Government got involved in a big way. Now the quality has been dumbed down and the cost is up. That's the government way.
Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#4 Jan 7, 2012
NiteClerk wrote:
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So. You should shop for colleges just like a new car. Do your research. Figure out the cost/future value/payback of a degree.
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It shouldn't be my problem if they borrow too much and earn a useless degree.
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Yeah. Your generation are weak willed, emotional crybabies. Man up and take responsibilities for your own actions.
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Back in the 1950's only the elite few went to college. It was not for the masses. Now that it's expected that everyone will be able to attend college the quality has gone done (per you) and the price has risen.(If you take inflation/purchasing power into account, I'm not sure how true this is.) In any event, the problem is that the masses were told that they need to go to college. So the Government got involved in a big way. Now the quality has been dumbed down and the cost is up. That's the government way.
NiteClerk.

True. After the revolutionaries seized control of revolutionary academia, overpaid and under worked operatives within the expensive taxpayer supported academic community conned hard working American taxpayers into the idea that children are "entitled" to an expensive taxpayer funded Government "education". These no-goods warned children that failing to let revolutionary Government "educate" them in revolutionary principles would doom them to a lifetime of needing to engage in productive ventures.

True to their word, the revolutionaries who seized control of Government, expensive taxpayer funded academia, and the post-revolution anti-competitive business community have produced a nation of bankrupted worker *("middle)* class Americans who lack training to do anything of practical value well. Since the revolution millions of Mexicans, and others, have needed to be imported to do such relatively simple tasks such as field harvest work.

This con has worked so well that the money going into the pockets of allied fat-cat revolutionary academia operatives has not only played its part in bankrupting once great States such as pre-revolution California, but taxpayer funded $$$ Big Education $$$ has been able to sell "the children" into a lifetime of bonded revolutionary Government approved debt on top of it.

Source: http://goo.gl/HrvvY

Ronald

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#5 Feb 4, 2012
Ronald.

:)

NiteClerk
Ronald wrote:
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h relatively simple tasks such as field harvest work.
This con has worked so well that the money going into the pockets of allied fat-cat revolutionary academia operatives has not only played its part in bankrupting once great States such as pre-revolution California, but taxpayer funded $$$ Big Education $$$ has been able to sell "the children" into a lifetime of bonded revolutionary Government approved debt on top of it.
Source: http://goo.gl/HrvvY
Ronald

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