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OMG, A Novel Idea: Instead of increasing financial aid, two states are decreasing college tuition.

 
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OMG, A Novel Idea: Instead of increasing financial aid, two states are decreasing college tuition.
"As college costs rise rapidly in most places, Texas and Florida are trying to implement something that has become a radical notion: a degree that costs only $10,000.

Texas governor Rick Perry announced this goal for his state last year. (Perry was inspired by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who had remarked that online learning ought to make it possible for students to pay just $2,000 per year for college.) In November, Florida governor Rick Scott announced that he, too, wanted to see state colleges offer bachelor’s degrees for $10,000 or less. In Texas, ten colleges have signed on (some of them working together in a partnership), while in Florida, twelve colleges — nearly half of the 23 four-year colleges in the Florida community-college system, which includes both two-year and four-year institutions — either have developed proposals or are in the process of doing so.

Considering that the nation’s public colleges cost $13,000 per year on average for tuition, room, and board, while private colleges cost an average of $32,000 a year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics’ 2010–11 academic-year numbers, Texas and Florida colleges have their work cut out for them. But there is plenty of demand for cheaper degrees: Some 57 percent of Americans think students are not getting enough value for the money they spend, according to a May Pew Research Center survey."

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can you believe this? two governors actually interested in lowering costs to the taxpayer?

democraps always complain about BIG oil and BIG business, but they never say a word about BIG entitlements, BIG welfare, or for that matter BIG education.

Last Edited by davvi on 12/13/2012 10:40 AM
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Re: OMG, A Novel Idea: Instead of increasing financial aid, two states are decreasing college tuition.
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Re: OMG, A Novel Idea: Instead of increasing financial aid, two states are decreasing college tuition.
5 stars! I love this!
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5 stars! I love this!
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i do too, finally politicians who get the notion that we spend too much, not that we are taxed too little. i have hopes that the idea will catch on, but money is power, the ability to tax is even more power and i can't see the clowns in washington giving up either.

thanks for the stars. hf
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Re: OMG, A Novel Idea: Instead of increasing financial aid, two states are decreasing college tuition.
Yes, common sense. Lower obscene costs and prices for education. Then not as much for loans needed. Everybody wins.

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Yes, common sense. Lower obscene costs and prices for education. Then not as much for loans needed. Everybody wins.

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yes the consumer wins but i doubt that the schools will like it much. also no lefty ever complains about the exhorbitant salaries professors make for working "part-time." the average professor has maybe two or three classes a week and work only a few months out of the year with many, many vacations and breaks in between.
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