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Public invited to weigh in on
Obama´s college-rating proposal

Los Angeles Times, by Carla Rivera

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 11/3/2013 9:22:22 AM

Californians will get the first chance to comment on President Obama´s proposals to make college more affordable during a public forum this week at Cal State Dominguez Hills, officials said. The Wednesday event is the first in a series of four public sessions held around the country — and the only one in California — to gather input on the president´s recently announced agenda to develop a college ratings system to help students select schools with the best bang for their buck. "Higher education is still the best ticket to upward mobility in America," Obama said in August during a

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Agenda item for the GOP controlled house must be to block funding for this, then hopefully with growing GOP majorities in both houses after the 2014 and 2016 elections, and a Rep president, closing DoEd and revenue share the money back to the states...close DoEnergy & EPA and send them to Commerce...begin the process of ending EEOC and all set-aside programs, etc., etc., etc.,...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: coyote, 11/3/2013 9:28:53 AM     (No. 9596246)

lessee, what did he last make more affordable? Oh yeah, health care.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 11/3/2013 9:43:36 AM     (No. 9596267)

This is just a vehicle to steer kids toward 0bama´s favored indoctrination centers.( lib. colleges)

Too many unqualified people attend college as it is.
0bama is a sterling example of a person who has been educated way beyond his intelligence.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/3/2013 9:46:18 AM     (No. 9596275)

A speech about free tuition to be given at an event with no charge for admission and even free parking. I suppose Bruce Springsteen was too busy charging $200/seat to the producing class to help Obama fill the room, again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: wtm, 11/3/2013 9:50:22 AM     (No. 9596281)

THIS from an Administration that opposes School vouchers !!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sandbar, 11/3/2013 11:59:20 AM     (No. 9596504)

These public hearing locations will be carefully cherry picked like the public hearings on the EPA coal restrictions. Not a single one was within a 100 miles of a coal producing area.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wsdiego, 11/3/2013 12:49:29 PM     (No. 9596568)

"Higher education is still the best ticket to upward mobility in America," So what if there is nothing left after BO to go up to!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/3/2013 2:04:34 PM     (No. 9596680)

ObamaCare for colleges. First you rate them.

Then you legislate: students will no longer be allowed to waste money at inferior colleges just as people won´t be allowed to buy inferior health insurance.

Then rate the faculty too. Erase any inferior political views. The left regards any opposition from a presumably educated person as proof of mental disease.

Legislate the bad faculty out of work.

Next? Hell, at some point Washington just forgoes timid steps and nationalizes the colleges.

And it will be hard to feel any sympathy. Academics almost universally favor more government direction of all other activities.

It can happen to them too.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/3/2013 4:55:03 PM     (No. 9596879)

Public needs to demand college tuition be paid for only ONE major... Right now, we are paying for career college attendees,,, re-applying for financial aid to get 3, 4 or more degrees in different fields.

Not a shabby life, living on $40k /yr. in grants, free housing, free food stamps, a free Obama-phone & if you pump out some kids, lots of welfare cash!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/3/2013 4:57:20 PM     (No. 9596881)

Having said all that... I believe Obama´s rating system is intended to shut down private schools & Christian based University affiliations.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: EmilioCavaradosi, 11/3/2013 5:59:25 PM     (No. 9596935)

Statements about the differences in income and employment opportunities between high school graduates and dropouts, and between high school and college graduates assume that correlation implies causation; That the differences result from awarding of a credential, rather than from differences in ability and industry between those who graduate and those who drop out.
Comparisons between average incomes of high school and of college graduates, ignore the fact that, while some college graduates, often in majors with high dropout rates, such as engineering, earn high salaries, many in other majors end up in low-paying jobs that don’t require higher education. Who´s not Working and Why: employment, cognitive skills, wages and the changing U.S. labor market, , Cambridge University Press found that since 1971, there has been an increasing trend of college graduates taking such "high school" jobs. This trend parallels an increase in the college graduation rate. The authors blame it on the low standards that prevail at many colleges and universities.


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