Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. annieb1012

    annieb1012 said, over 3 years ago

    There certainly has been a lot in the press lately about the U of P (P.U.?) Today, Colorado Public Radio reported that within the next twelve years or so, all of CO’s public higher ed will become private due to the rapid dwindling of state support. Tuition costs have risen exponentially in recent years. Well, they’ve risen a lot, anyway.

  2. 38lowell

    38lowell said, over 3 years ago

    ….another rock thrown!!

  3. luckylouie

    luckylouie said, over 3 years ago

    Except for ships (Speaking as an old Navy man). We refer to ships as “she” because they’re like women — They’re beautiful, sleek and graceful, and it takes a lot of money and paint and hard work to keep them that way

  4. AKHenderson

    AKHenderson GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Does U. of Phoenix offer those “______ Studies” degrees that are good only for employing “______ Studies” professors and Starbucks clerks?

  5. dlmettler

    dlmettler said, over 3 years ago

    This a step up?

  6. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, over 3 years ago

    At for profit schools you get educated. At public schools you get indoctrinated.

  7. Astolat

    Astolat said, over 3 years ago

    “Partly accredited?” Is that like the curate’s egg: “good in parts, my Lord”? As in “Not actually good at all”…?

  8. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 3 years ago


    “Private” is not the same as “for profit.” There are tons of excellent private, non-profit colleges and universities out there, performing real education and preparing people to be both productive members of the economy and active citizens in a democracy. I imagine that even some of the for-profit schools are good (there’s no inherent reason that the profit motive precludes quality). But there are also clearly some big, high-profile for-profit schools with very poor results. The easy way to check, of course, is to ask, “Do your credits transfer?”

  9. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 3 years ago

    “At for profit schools you get educated. At public schools you get indoctrinated.”

    To use the polite term, bovine excrement.

    All schools indoctrinate. It’s unavoidable. A school that tries not to indoctrinate any specific corporate or government agenda will simply indoctrinate the agenda that indoctrination and agendas are bad, which the often (but not always) are.

    We have traditionally dealt with this problem by having a variety of schooling methods: home schooling, public schools, religious schools, private non-religious schools, and now corporate schools. As long as students (and their parents, who have traditionally had a fairly major intput to college-choice decisions because they’ll be paying for a good chunk of the tuition) have a choice and are willing to put in the effort to make a reasonably informed choice, society will muddle through. It’s only when one style gets a monopoly that we have cause to worry about the future of our society.

  10. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, over 3 years ago

    partly accredited. aah, the use of words to scam over those partly asleep/zombies aka Republicans. been working for the last 30 years, since St. Reagan. and we have all seen how well tht works out for the 99%. lol

    ah, a Brave new World/aka the New World Order.

    to watch the Right kowtow like obediant slaves is so astounding. Money, the only God the Rigth worships. that petty figure of Jesus the Right has totally forgotten in their new Worship of that Golden Calf. seems i read about this same Baal from ancient history, talk about old time Religion. lol

    ah Walden and Zipper pieces in a fallen empire

  11. wdgnas

    wdgnas said, over 3 years ago

    and oral roberts u you get educated. liar.

  12. JAPrufrock

    JAPrufrock said, over 3 years ago

    For profit + corporations – governmental regulations = anarcho-capitalism = environmental destruction and collapse = armageddon

  13. chizzel

    chizzel said, over 3 years ago

    I’m glad I don’t know anything about higher education.

  14. bunnyman09

    bunnyman09 said, over 3 years ago

    So the ignorant right-wing troll is criticizing someone else for being a shrill for “blatantly stupid” causes. Pot, meet kettle. At least liberals have made it past second grade.

  15. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, over 3 years ago

    there’s no inherent reason that the profit motive precludes quality’
    Um, yes there is. Once you start making a profit, it will never be enough. The ‘stakeholders’ will always demand more, or sue you for not providing it, and to get there, you will sacrifice everything of real value. Quality is the first thing to go, not the last.
    “Do your credits transfer?” " Of course, every school takes our credits. Now, sign right here on the dotted line."

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