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  1. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, about 22 hours ago

    Best way to pay for a college education: major in something that will actually help you get a job.

    If you want to major in basket weaving or Women’s Studies, that’s fine. But, unless you’ve got cash up front, plan on paying student loans, till you retire.

  2. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 17 hours ago

    Best way to pay for a college education — go to college back in the 1980s, when America still believed in funding education for our citizens. Even if you major in medicine or engineering, you won’t be able to pay that debt off for decades, because wages are not going up at the rate of education costs. And what kind of country have we become where people like Doctor No condemn talented musicians and artists and tell them they’re not deserving of an education in the field they excel in? “Sorry, you ought to drive haul trucks, that’s where the money is.”

  3. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    @ARodney

    You have some points ARod, especially the one about “where the money is” though driving a truck ain’t it.

    Still, why is it the governments responsibility to pay for college? Shouldn’t those that will reap the benefits (big business) foot the bill?

    BUT, if government is involved then they should reap the benefit. How about a 6 year commitment to a government agency in exchange for a 4 year degree?

    Oh…wait……that IS available……(Army, AirForce, Navy, Marines, CoastGuard) just sign on the ine my brother.

    But I think NASA should have the largest budget and they should be training as many young people as possible… just sayin

  4. Finsterlaine

    Finsterlaine said, about 14 hours ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    A Conservative’s view of college – only the rich or permanently indebted can afford to get a Liberal Arts degree. Of course, we all know what they think of “liberal” ANYTHING, don’t we? :)

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 13 hours ago

    @Bruce4671

    “But I think NASA should have the largest budget and they should be training as many young people as possible…”

    Well stated. NASA helped us develop fuel cells, integrated circuits, and other major tech advances which advanced our society in fields more numerous than just space travel. It should never have been defunded.

  6. Water Buffalo

    Water Buffalo said, about 11 hours ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, “Best way to pay for a college education: major in something that will actually help you get a job.”


    Waitaminute; you think the point of getting an education is to get a job?


    You’ve never read a book, have you?

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, about 10 hours ago

    @Bruce4671

    Still, why is it the governments responsibility to pay for college?
    .
    The government issues money to private banks who make the loans. The banks accept the profit and none of the risk. Pretty sweet, huh? Well, except for the students, who pay a much, much higher interest rate. Elizabeth Warren is trying to get the interest rates down, or to cut our the middle man. Gee, guess who’s blocking that idea?

  8. Finsterlaine

    Finsterlaine said, about 9 hours ago

    @Water Buffalo

    That way of thinking, unfortunately, has led to both a massive rise in educational costs and a corresponding rise in the number of business schools on college campuses. This is not making us better people, IMO.

  9. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 9 hours ago

    There’s something wrong with an economic system that requires a college degree and makes it impossible to get one.

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