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at's the right prescription.
On another note: California is considering or has passed a law to stop MacDonalds from providing a toy with their kids meal. One of the proponents stated that we are spending 2.2 trillion on health care, and we need to reduce the cost by not encouraging obesity.
David: Do you see where this is going? When the Government pays the bills, they get to make the rules.
When I was a kid (8-10 YO) and we played stick ball, the kid who owned the ball made the rules of the game. Believe it or not, a Spalding ball cost 39 cents. That was 20 returned coke bottles that we scrounged through garbage or walked beneath the boardwalk to collect. Just so you could say "Its my ball, I make the rules".
In Education, the same situation applies. The Feds give the money, the schools take the money,....Who makes the rules?????
e like what I am trying to create in a new school. My basic ideas are
the school building will be open as many hours as we can make possible
the door opens both ways - the neighborhood comes in, the students go into the neighborhood
we share our resources (labs, gym, workout room, performance space)
this leads to genuine interactions, apprenticeships (formal, informal)
most work is student chosen, project based
there is an intentional plan for graduates to have engaged in post secondary work during their junior and senior years
I'm going to attach a file to this post to give you a better idea of what we're thinking. I'd love your (or anyone else's) input.
on at St Johns University was about $2,000.00 per year, It is now $36,000 per year. an increase of 1800%. There is no cost justification for this increase.
Gasoline cost $1,20 per gallon in 1978 it is $3,60 a gallon now a 300% increase.
A new car was $7,200,00 it is now $42,000 an increase of 5.9%
The cost of electricity has only increase by 27%
The median household income in 1978 was $17,000 a year it is now $55,000 about a 300% increase.
Universities and Colleges pay no taxes, so there is no increase to apply.
Health care went up....but only by 185%
So,,,,what is the justification for an 1800% increase in tuition? In Private and public institutions.
When did tuition start to rise so quickly?
Why were tuitions increased so dramatically?
The business model of higher education changed some time in the 1980s....Large sums of monies from endowments and tuition became "investment vechiles.".
Follow the money and you will find that there are many billions of dollars, held in trust by private and public higher educational institutions.
You may find that all those "for-porfit" colleges are small change.
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