Govs asked to play role in boosting d...

Govs asked to play role in boosting degree rate

There are 126 comments on the Times Leader story from Mar 22, 2011, titled Govs asked to play role in boosting degree rate. In it, Times Leader reports that:

The Obama administration is calling on governors to help raise the nation's middling college completion rate, suggesting several educational strategies and making grant money available in its quest to see the U.S. lead the world in degree attainment.

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JJC

Batavia, IL

#1 Mar 22, 2011
Why doesn't Johnny graduate? Because he has no hope.
With the ever increasing number of visa workers, US citizens are getting shoved aside.

Foreign students have a dream -- Come to America to work. And they are fully encouraged to do so by our government (Dems AND Reps).

Unfortunately, US students/workers don't receive the same level of encouragement.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#2 Mar 22, 2011
Obama wants to dumb down the colleges too?
JJC

Batavia, IL

#3 Mar 22, 2011
Case in point -- way too many states allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates giving them an advantage over US citizens. This ought not to be so!
TedsLiver

San Lorenzo, CA

#4 Mar 22, 2011
We need to lower the standards so more useful sociology degrees are obtained. That is how you build the welfare state.
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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#7 Mar 22, 2011
This is one of Obama's biggest misunderstandings about our nation and why he's an IDIOT.

People with college degrees are only 1/5 of the population. So Obama, that means that about 75-80 of the people need to have a job without any degree. This is normal. It's not some college experiment.

Obama the Idiot wants to blame his HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE on people's education level. This is why he seems to have No Qualms about Killing the remainder of Manufacturing Jobs in the US by signing another NAFTA with South Korea. The Jobs we will be Losing will be Non-Degreed Jobs again.

Obama doesn't understand that the Economy is comprised of Every type and kind of job, not just Community Organizing and Lawyers. It's another reason why Obama's faux Stimulus was such an utter FAILURE. He had no clue about targeting the spending but only propped up state govs and other cronies which prolonged the agony.

Obama also wants to saddle the 75-80 of people without a degree with Student Loan Debt Risk from the other 25%. Obama nationalizing Student Loans made it tax payer's burden now.

College degrees are good But NOT for everyone and the public Debt risk incurred is a problem. Also, getting a degree in African American studies or Anthropology is NOT something that transfers to the real working world.

Get a clue Obama or GTFO.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#8 Mar 22, 2011
WHERE ARE THE JOBS Blobama?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#9 Mar 22, 2011
March 3, 2011



Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Hitting 10.3% in February



Underemployment surged to 19.9% in February from 18.9% at the end of January


http://www.gallup.com/poll/146453/gallup-find...



Obama's Double Dipsh*t Recession is on the way.

Impeach the Maggot.
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Otis B Driftwood

Milford, CT

#13 Mar 22, 2011
Code: More taxpayer money to go towards useless/ hatefull/anti-white African Studies progams.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#14 Mar 22, 2011
the governors with both brains and balls will ignore the request. knowing full well it's ...
a. unnecessary
b. cost prohibitive
c. stupid
d. a political stunt

the democrat governors will jump on it.
Revolution Now

Charleroi, PA

#15 Mar 22, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
WHERE ARE THE JOBS Blobama?
The Post office, IRS, FDA, TSA, ANY bullshyt federal agency!
sue

United States

#16 Mar 22, 2011
Degree attainment? No jobs. We will have a bunch of jobless poor educated people. What a goal in a unreaistic world.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#17 Mar 22, 2011
LOL!!!

Sure, what good does a college degree do? More skills? A rigorous process of learning to think, process information, and communicate ideas?

America doesn't need that, not as much as more tax cuts for the rich!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Ellicott City, MD

#18 Mar 22, 2011
PooPoo Platter wrote:
LOL!!!
Sure, what good does a college degree do? More skills? A rigorous process of learning to think, process information, and communicate ideas?
America doesn't need that, not as much as more tax cuts for the rich!
Hey idiot,
Obama wants to subsidize more people. FU.

He's already over $14 TRILLION in Debt and it grows Billions each day. The Maggot's Borrowing and Spending Spree is over. We can't afford his fcuk'd up policies and experiments. None of it works. That's why Unemployment is GROWING again to 10.3%.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Ellicott City, MD

#19 Mar 22, 2011
Revolution Now wrote:
<quoted text>
The Post office, IRS, FDA, TSA, ANY bullshyt federal agency!



'UPS and FedEx are doing just fine. It's the Post Office that's having problems"
- Idiot Obama stating the Obvious but thinking he's making a case for more gov. What a moron.





“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Ellicott City, MD

#20 Mar 22, 2011
Which foreign country is the maggot obama frolicking in today?
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“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#22 Mar 22, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey idiot,
Obama wants to subsidize more people. FU.
He's already over $14 TRILLION in Debt and it grows Billions each day. The Maggot's Borrowing and Spending Spree is over. We can't afford his fcuk'd up policies and experiments. None of it works. That's why Unemployment is GROWING again to 10.3%.
Wow! The Laughing Lobotomy hates President Obama. Who'd have thought it...
Knox

United States

#23 Mar 22, 2011
You don't promote to 'increase numbers', you promote quality students, not failed learners.

It is the dumbing down of America.

Get your children out of public education. It is devolving.

Seek a school of your choice. Just like the Obamas and others have done.

Elect political candidates who support choice for parents and allow monies to follow each child.
Justin

Richmond, VA

#24 Mar 22, 2011
I think that we simply have too many people enrolling in university. You don't need a 4 year degree to be an office manager or a technitian. It's rediculous that we have people graduating with $60,000 in student loan debt, and then they can only find a job earning $30,000 a year. The government should only loan or grant money for 2 year vocational degree programs, and they should only approve applications for students seeking a degree in a field where there is a shortage of new hires.

Since: Dec 08

Kerrville, TX

#25 Mar 22, 2011
The laughing liberal wrote:
This is one of Obama's biggest misunderstandings about our nation and why he's an IDIOT.
People with college degrees are only 1/5 of the population. So Obama, that means that about 75-80 of the people need to have a job without any degree. This is normal. It's not some college experiment.
Obama the Idiot wants to blame his HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE on people's education level. This is why he seems to have No Qualms about Killing the remainder of Manufacturing Jobs in the US by signing another NAFTA with South Korea. The Jobs we will be Losing will be Non-Degreed Jobs again.
Obama doesn't understand that the Economy is comprised of Every type and kind of job, not just Community Organizing and Lawyers. It's another reason why Obama's faux Stimulus was such an utter FAILURE. He had no clue about targeting the spending but only propped up state govs and other cronies which prolonged the agony.
Obama also wants to saddle the 75-80 of people without a degree with Student Loan Debt Risk from the other 25%. Obama nationalizing Student Loans made it tax payer's burden now.
College degrees are good But NOT for everyone and the public Debt risk incurred is a problem. Also, getting a degree in African American studies or Anthropology is NOT something that transfers to the real working world.
Get a clue Obama or GTFO.
Good post. I wonder if Obama realizes that a degree isn't worth squat if there aren't job opportunities and that having a dumb downed diploma is just as useless. Our colleges are turning into another form of Affirmtive Action.
Mac-7

Plano, TX

#26 Mar 22, 2011
The key words n the story are "grant money."

Young Obama voters are willing to attend college and even graduate as long someone else pays for it.

Otherwise forget it.

Grant money doesn't have to be paid back the way student loans do.

Grant money is just welfare for students who are not that interested in getting an education.

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