Comments on: Why is Education so Expensive? http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/19/why-is-education-so-expensive/ Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: Kristen Michelle Potter http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/19/why-is-education-so-expensive/#comment-115000 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 18:30:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26941#comment-115000 All I know is that there are more chances of getting a job if you stick with a flexible Associates Degree. So I’m sticking to my Community College and going to change my major to Computers. Even my granddad is going to help pay for it so now I can actually focus on my studies and not worry so much, and I’m also on the Dean’s list so I could get a good scholarship (3.57 GPA). Maybe if we were in a better economy I would consider University, but not anymore; it’s unrealistic.

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By: Nathan Castle http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/19/why-is-education-so-expensive/#comment-114999 Sat, 23 Jul 2011 02:14:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26941#comment-114999 Your comment doesn’t make sense. You seem to be upset with capitalism, but the reasons you mention are not flaws of capitalism, but flaws of big government/uncle sam. Government mismanagement is a big problem in the United States and as with many other sectors, the government has done more harm than good.

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By: Nelson http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/19/why-is-education-so-expensive/#comment-114997 Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:17:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26941#comment-114997 The availability of student loans is also a big part of tuition inflation.  As with the housing market, prices skyrocketed due to the low lending standards on the part of teh Banks.

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By: Nelson http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/19/why-is-education-so-expensive/#comment-114998 Fri, 22 Jul 2011 13:17:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26941#comment-114998 The availability of student loans is also a big part of tuition inflation.  As with the housing market, prices skyrocketed due to the low lending standards on the part of teh Banks.

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By: Gizzygo http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/19/why-is-education-so-expensive/#comment-114996 Thu, 21 Jul 2011 00:34:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26941#comment-114996 I totally disagree that college is an “absolute must” to advance our society.  I have met countless people who came out of WW II and the generation who followed, who had absolutely no more than high school education that have become successful in their own right.  Look how America advanced by people who took upon themselves to be inventors/innovators/business moguls.  Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are college dropouts who became vastly successful because they step outside the conventional box.  Today, I think we rely too much on computers and Google where answers can pop up quickly without truly learning the concept in depth.    

I don’t think higher education is for everyone.  America still need electricians, plumbers, auto mechanics, or any other job that involves on the job training, because if we tell our kids to go to college and earn that degree, it still going to cost us an arm and a leg to find service people to fix/build our houses/roads/etc.  This day in age, we need decent and moral people to provide basic services.  
Suppose you’re 18 years old and a high school graduate.  You take a job as electrician or plumber.  You will be so far ahead in money earned/saved by the time most college kids (4-5 years). Plus, you won’t have any school loans to pay back either. 

Thanks my 2 cents,

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By: Nelson http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/19/why-is-education-so-expensive/#comment-114995 Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:51:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26941#comment-114995 FYI . . . The reason student loans are so easy to get is because they are backed by the U.S. Government and you cannot discharge a student loan if you ever declared bankruptcy.  Therefore, the banks and Universities have absolutely nothing to lose in lending you money for tuition (and they really could give a shit whether you graduate or not) because Uncle Sam (i.e. the American tax payer, i.e. you and me) will pay the banks back plus interest.  The banks and schools make a profit and we are all slaving away to pay these loans back.  Don’t you love Capitalism !

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By: Leslie Williams Isah http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/19/why-is-education-so-expensive/#comment-114994 Wed, 20 Jul 2011 14:07:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26941#comment-114994 It’s worse off here (in Nigeria): They teach you stuff you really don’t need in the real world. Our Education has failed to close up and capture the essence of the modern day system, thus inject redundant knowledge into a society that’s dying of the need for need ideologies…

And they still expect you to pay high amounts while plotting their next “Labor action” excuse…. 🙁

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By: Anonymous http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/19/why-is-education-so-expensive/#comment-114993 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 22:47:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26941#comment-114993 I graduated from the University of Memphis in 1979. My tuition for my 1st Freshman semester (1974) was $283 for 12 hours, which was full time. I earned enough working at my neighborhood grocery to pay my tuition and expenses. Books were expensive then as well, but not like today. Today you need some kind of help, like employer paid education.

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By: Stein-Otto Svorstøl http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/19/why-is-education-so-expensive/#comment-114992 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 22:19:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26941#comment-114992 In Norway the government give loans with great conditions to everyone who wants to take a degree of any kind. When you’re finished half the loan is turned into a scholarship.
Most unis and colleges are owned by the government and are therefore free. If you want to go to a private college/school/uni you are granted a bigger loan, and by that a bigger scholarship so you’re able to pay for the education. If the school is really expensive you have to pay some yourself.
This works for those who want to study abroad as well.

I’m so happy that I live in Norway.

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By: maarten van der blij http://chris.pirillo.com/2011/07/19/why-is-education-so-expensive/#comment-114990 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 22:14:00 +0000 http://c.pirillo.com/?p=26941#comment-114990 Heard that education is way expensive in the USA. In my country it’s still expensive, but far from what you pay in the US. We get support from the Government, though. Everyone who goes to college and it above the age of 18 gets money every month. How much is depending of some factors, mostly if you live in a Dorm or not.
Hopefully college will get cheaper over there! Everyone deserves a fair change and not only the rich.

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