Ben Sargent by Ben Sargent

Ben Sargent

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  1. Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    Mhic Dhu Ghaill GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    What’s he been up to now??

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    You know, this explains a lot about Republican attitudes in general. They just couldn’t get dates.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Meat Science?

  4. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 1 year ago

    @Mhic Dhu Ghaill

    The Texas state GOP – with Perry’s blessing – has requested that state colleges review their current research programs and tenure policies to look for waste and determine if there are projects and protocols that could be let go in order to save money.
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    However, the author appears to be confused when it comes to “trade education”.
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    For that, what’s going on is that a number of representatives in the state legislature are looking to expand the high school trade education offerings in the state. The person who sponsored the bill noted that less than half of all high school students go to college, and so he’s arguing that kids who do not plan on going should be given a trade-based alternative rather than continue in college-centric classes that they do not desire to take.

  5. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Who knows what goes on in the political darkness of Texas.

  6. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Darren Blair

    Considering the lack of technically trained workers we have at the moment it would seem to be a good idea.

  7. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, over 1 year ago

    @mickey1339

    When I went to high school, the local school gave us a choice: we could either take a course load designed to give us an edge in college, we could take a course load designed to gear us towards trade education (which may or may not lead to college depending upon the trade you selected), or you could take a course load that would give you the bare minimum number of academic courses needed to meet state requirements and enjoy a whole horde of elective credits to play around with.
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    In my case, I did a hybrid of the first two: although it was geared towards college, I took several business, social sciences, and criminal justice courses.
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    The counselors at the school also spoke of a student who took the third option, then crammed as many trade classes into the elective credits as he could, thereby creating perhaps an even more intensive trade program than what the school had laid out.

  8. momsaid

    momsaid said, over 1 year ago

    ‘Intellectuals’, as represented by Sargent, are pot-heads taking (presumably) Sociology and Free-Love Appreciation classes? Sounds legit.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    Boy I would like to know what Sargent has against Perry. Maybe because Perry is a conservative who is successful but his whining is getting old. I know Sargent is slamming on Perry but Perry has been Governor for over 10 years and UT is just fine.

    Its Law School is running 15 in the nation at a lower cost per-semester then in of the ones above it, To top it off when I worked for the Texas Bar association (no not a lawyer I took care of their computers) I found out Texas normally wins against lawyers from Harvard, Yale and Chicago all listed higher then UT.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @ahab

    I am sure some are but I am talking across the country.

  11. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 1 year ago

    Once again Texas lowers the bar.

  12. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    mickey1339: Why? All the potential jobs for them have been exported by the multinational corporations.

  13. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @Darren Blair

    No, he’s only slightly exaggerating. Texas is seriously considering cutting out liberal arts programs in favor of a more “skill training” approach, which is not what good universities do!

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