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Posted 2/22/13
I have no intention of purchasing an education. Not worth it. Not even close.

I'm a pretty smart idiot, though.
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It's all a scam. Colleges don't give a damn about you. It's a business and colleges are willing to tell you that there will be multiple job opportunities once you graduate which is bull in this economy. They just want your money, simple as that. The only thing you'll get from going to college is a paper saying that you're smart and an insane debt that you will spend at least 20+ years to pay off.
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I feel like I'm the only person that is going to college because I actually love learning rather than for money...

I do believe people should get an education till they are 18, but it is not necessary to go on further.
Now, I will say that if you want to be anything in the hard sciences or to be a teacher further education is necessary.

I don't think college is a scam. It's just a huge investment, but most public colleges are receiving less government funds and are, therefore, becoming more privatized. This increases things greatly.

What people don't understand is that you can't just throw a resume and think you will get a job. You have to socially mix and create connections which many people fail to understand. You have to network while in college to get a job once you get out. The issue with the debt is a shame, but going to a regular community college and then going to a university is the best idea for anyone. People have this one tracked mind that they have to get in so-and-so university to be successful. That's great if you graduate from an Ivy League, but that is because of money AND networking.
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Well it depends on if you have a plan for what you want to do with that education. I am either going to be a teacher or a librarian so When I start signing up for graduate school I will make my final choice. But a lot of people use college as a buffer to the real world with no plan of a career in mind, so then in that case yes it is a waist of money. But I thing each situation differs from person to person.
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Here in UK doesn't sound to bad u only hav to pay of student loan if u get a job wich pays u £25k per yr approx $40k and they tak a small percentage from the money u earn if ova 25k
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I agree with this to a large extent. College degrees are not a sign of skill, value, or knowledge. My organization requires a 4-Year degree for my position, but the degree can be in any subject. Same thing for management, they are moving towards requring masters degrees, but know specifc specialization. The degree is really just being used as filtering tool. If I had not gotten as many scholarships as I have, I would have not gone to college,as I refuse to go in to soo much debt.
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go into the trades
Posted 3/31/13 , edited 3/31/13

lordseth23 wrote:



LOL. I used to have a weak mind that would have been broken down by those events, but I have changed for the better. I have let go of all my innate fears, so none of those scenarios will ever phase me.


Are you...Dumb? Anybody without fear is missing a friend.

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Ink-e wrote:

Are you...Dumb? Anybody without fear is missing a friend.



So you think of fear as being a friend?
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Doesn't take a conspiracy theorist to figure this one out, our education system is outdated due to how fast our society is progressing.

Moral of the story, don't trust ANYONE on the pay roll. Lol
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-Vega- wrote:

http://www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/02/education-college-conspiracy-exposed.html#.URqb5WdUTIw

The College Conspiracy is the most comprehensive documentary ever produced about higher education in the U.S. The film exposes the facts and truth about America's college education system. It was was produced over a six-month period by NIA's team of expert Austrian economists with the help of thousands of NIA members who contributed their ideas and personal stories for the film. NIA believes the U.S. college education system is a scam that turns vulnerable young Americans into debt slaves for life.


These vulnerable young american's are "vulnerable" due mostly to their own actions they did NOT take to secure themselves scholarships,grants, etc.

Debt isn't that hard to pay off if you work hard, or if you plan your tuition for your degree wisely, OR
OR
ORRRRR
THE BIGGEST OR
YOU GET A GODDAMN DEGREE THAT ACTUALLY PAYS YOU BACK

THAT PHILOSOPHY DEGREE ISN'T GOING TO IDIOT.
Why go into debt for a degree that DOESN'T do much to give your a better pay than your barrista job?
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Posted 5/2/13
I'm not sure what the point of discussing this is. We all already know (most from personal experience) that college is very expensive for what it is.

Why not stop posting on a random internet forum and go out into the world and do something about it?

Answer these questions:

Who should pay for the people who teach?
Who should pay for the people who create textbooks?
Who should decide how much the value is on those things?
How can we implement these ideas to lower the cost of education in a way that society will support?

My number one irk with some of these conspiracy theories, is that they aren't really a secret. We know that higher education is a crappy experience these days. The main issue is that there are not enough people willing to do anything about it, because they decide they would rather ignore the problem (not go to school, not engage in political discussion, create new political groups based purely off of hating existing political groups). If you lazy jerks don't actually have the motivation to start something, just stop discussing it. It's frustrating.
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metalsmith wrote:

I'm not sure what the point of discussing this is. We all already know (most from personal experience) that college is very expensive for what it is.

Why not stop posting on a random internet forum and go out into the world and do something about it?

Answer these questions:

Who should pay for the people who teach?
Who should pay for the people who create textbooks?
Who should decide how much the value is on those things?
How can we implement these ideas to lower the cost of education in a way that society will support?

My number one irk with some of these conspiracy theories, is that they aren't really a secret. We know that higher education is a crappy experience these days. The main issue is that there are not enough people willing to do anything about it, because they decide they would rather ignore the problem (not go to school, not engage in political discussion, create new political groups based purely off of hating existing political groups). If you lazy jerks don't actually have the motivation to start something, just stop discussing it. It's frustrating.




Yeah there's a meme for people like that.
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Posted 5/27/13
Okay lets face it we're all fucked, show's over folks, end of story, time to kick the bucket and goodbye.
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Posted 5/27/13
"See mom! This is why you shouldn't pressure me to go back!"
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