Recruiting Forum Off Topic Thread III

UT_King

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Why do you want other people to suffer through it?
Who do you think pays for it? It doesn't magically disappear. The people who were responsible... saved, planned, and paid theirs off will end up paying twice because it's going to show up in your higher tax rates. How about look at the root cause of the problem... the myth that ALL kids should go to college no matter the **** degree they earn if they even graduate.
 

RiotVol

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The annual increase in tuition is the problem. I know states are clamping down on their budgets, and that can effect public schools. But, the tuition increases are out of control. I know we have some educators on here, and it's not a knock on you guys. But, I would love to see what schools are spending money on.
It’s a combo of reduced state support and ballooning administrative cost. Too many associate VPs of <insert buzzwords> drawing six figure salaries that aren’t central to the primary mission of the university.

I can rant more, but I have to go spend some time not teaching and not doing research to fill out another form for someone making twice as much as I do so that have something to talk about in meeting about when to schedule the next meeting.
 

scvolfan7

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It’s a combo of reduced state support and ballooning administrative cost. Too many associate VPs of <insert buzzwords> drawing six figure salaries that aren’t central to the primary mission of the university.

I can rant more, but I have to go spend some time not teaching and not doing research to fill out another form for someone making twice as much as I do so that have something to talk about in meeting about when to schedule the next meeting.
Damn good point on bloated admin costs. Too many people and not enough jobs so they come up with BS bureaucracy positions
 
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VolGee4

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Schools don’t actually get to utilize it. The system is broken. Those at the top distribute it where it doesn’t need to go and sit on the rest. They could legitimately bump the teacher’s salaries, which needs to happen like ASAP. They also could do improvement work with the school itself and/or improve their curriculum & class structure, but that ain’t happening either.
I can't say that I know all of the details. I was fortunate with my education not to have debt. That sounds even worse than I thought.

But the annual tuition increases are ridiculous.
 

GojiraVol17

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I can't say that I know all of the details. I was fortunate with my education not to have debt. That sounds even worse than I thought.

But the annual tuition increases are ridiculous.
And she goes to a private university so it’s even more insane. She’ll end up with $165,000 in loan debt when it’s all said and done.
 

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It’s a combo of reduced state support and ballooning administrative cost. Too many associate VPs of <insert buzzwords> drawing six figure salaries that aren’t central to the primary mission of the university.

I can rant more, but I have to go spend some time not teaching and not doing research to fill out another form for someone making twice as much as I do so that have something to talk about in meeting about when to schedule the next meeting.
Yep, that's what I had figured. Administrative costs are out of control. Buildings and teachers are what schools should be paying for, and a couple of good fundraisers to mostly pay for the buildings.
 

RiotVol

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Yep, that's what I had figured. Administrative costs are out of control. Buildings are teachers are what schools should be paying for, and a couple of good fundraisers to mostly pay for the buildings.
Most buildings are paid by wealthy donors who love having their name on them. Not unlike stadium upgrades...
 

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The annual increase in tuition is the problem. I know states are clamping down on their budgets, and that can effect public schools. But, the tuition increases are out of control. I know we have some educators on here, and it's not a knock on you guys. But, I would love to see what schools are spending money on.
This is the problem right here.
 

utvols88

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I didnt go to UT because I'd be in massive debt for being out of state. i got the same degree and got paid to get it at UNF. It wasnt a tricky decision to make. I would have loved to attend UT and my acceptance letter is still in my filing cabinet but why shoot yourself in the foot for no reason?

Pay your own debt fellow millennials and stop being irresponsible. You're grown. act like it
 
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Paid mine off, they go and forgive these kids' loan now I'm gonna be super pissed.
Why would you pissed that others have a great opportunity? I hope like hell my kid’s debt is paid off. Crazy to Have to rack up 100k debt to educate yourself. very rich, crooked people are who profit on student debt
 

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That’s what the CEO elite want you to do
Wut
Why would you pissed that others have a great opportunity? I hope like hell my kid’s debt is paid off. Crazy to Have to rack up 100k debt to educate yourself. very rich, crooked people are who profit on student debt
Educated and intelligent are 2 different things...
 

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Why would you pissed that others have a great opportunity? I hope like hell my kid’s debt is paid off. Crazy to Have to rack up 100k debt to educate yourself. very rich, crooked people are who profit on student debt
I had to pay for a product, my degree. I got some grants, etc but had to pay just the same. If you are really smart or can ball and get a scholarship, more power to you. Do I think the government should use tax dollars to pay off every other regular joe that is now in college loan debt? No, I do not. Unless they want to swing by and pay off my mortgage and my car loans. I mean, hey why not? Bail me out too, right?
 

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