Jen Sorensen by Jen Sorensen

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Ya the reason rates are going up is because of the Bush tax cuts.
    On what days do you tell the truth Jen?

  2. Rad-ish

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

    College should be free for anyone who wants it.

  3. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, over 1 year ago

    This is supposed quality editorializing? Inane context and lousy art work? This girl earns money for this crap?

  4. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    not sure but think it is all the scholarships by the government and the cheap loans. And like everything the government gets its hands on triples in price.

  5. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 1 year ago

    @Rad-ish

    People waste anything that’s free and paid for by big brother.

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    I don’t understand the 4th panel.


    Granted, those from Ivy League schools, if they work for UQ, will be executives (or higher), even with Home Economics degrees, but those from Enormous State U, even with STEM degrees, will probably be making cones (or the equivalent), and trying to figure out how to pay off their loans at $7.25 an hour. (Or less if their job is not covered by Federal minimum wage.)

  7. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    OK you wonder why your cost is so high. Here is a peek at some of the reasons:

    http://chronicle.com/article/Median-Salaries-of-Senior/126455/

    So as the pensions and salaries increase, someone has to pony up for it. Why is it that administrators are so well compensated and those that do the actual work of teaching are not?

    IF businesses would be more involved in recruiting workers, and subsidize their education ……..

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 1 year ago

    I opted for the last choice. Sorry, but college is now a sucker’s game. You can either go in to learn finance, and become one of the leeches skimming the froth of Wall Street, or you could try to learn something that might actually benefit humanity and civilization, only to likely find that companies are passing you over for much-cheaper foreign workers- leaving you fighting over the same selection of low-end jobs as before, only now with tens of thousands of dollars of debt on your back.
    I may not be getting rich at my job, but I also don’t owe a penny to anyone.

  9. Rad-ish

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

    @narrowminded

    Its a free market.
    Do you get paid for your posts?

  10. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @Bruce4671

    Thanks, Bruce.
    Administrator salaries at USM are between $150k to $450k annually, while adjunct professors (the bulk of the workforce now) make between $8k to $15k annually. They also are cutting back on the amount of professors, which means each adjunct will have more classes filled with more students, for the same salaries. The graduation rate, due to “frontloading” (accepting EVERY applicant just to get a single year of tuition knowing they will drop out) has gone from 55% to 12% of incoming freshmen.
    As to your final point, businesses want “experienced” workers, or those with a number of pointless certifications, rather than invest in 2 weeks of on-the-job training to bring a competent beginner up to speed. That is why the degree and certification mills of India exist – they provide workers with already impressive resumes, even if most of it is made up or granted without even testing.

  11. yusodum

    yusodum said, over 1 year ago

    Interest rate doubled? Does this mean doubled from 0.25% to 0.50%? And does it make me old that I can actually remember a time when it was 16%?

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    It means from 3.4% to 6.8% and it is the fault of the current Congress.

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 1 year ago

    And the point that seems to be most missing here is that we reward Big Bank/Big Problems by giving them money almost interest-free and buying toxic assets, neither of which they deserve.

    The future of any society is its education. Agreed, Byzantine Art History is not a lucrative major, but there are a lot of legitimate fields. See if you can get a job as a nuclear engineer with a GED. Yet members of Congress would be just as happy to make it harder to advance your education.

    So, we punish the students, and reward the banks. Sounds like Standard Operating Procedure to me.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    Yes it showed that being a Democrat doesn’t make you an automatic Liberal. In fact Obama is to the right of GWB.

  15. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @Fourcrows

    You are welcome.

    In Fla we have standardized testing in our prep schools and students are taught to pass a test not how to do the work. Teachers that buck the system don’t work.
    (K-12)
    In the universities, admin and coaches knock down the largest salaries while those that have to contend with the poor preparation because of the focus on test passing rather than learning how to do the work are paid less than half.

    Now if a business would find those that are inclined/suited for their industry and begin training them at a young age (smacks of indoctrination a tad) then they could educate their workforce and not rely on an arbitrary education system where student are funneled into areas that are not relevant.

    dream on

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