Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Colleges and universities now favoring wealthy students who pay full tuition

Colleges and universities are looking for applicants who can pay the full tuition,

“Demand has never been greater and money never been lower,” remarked Iris Godes, assistant vice president of enrollment management at Quinsigamond Community College, in a U.S. News article published in January.

Investment in education is critical to the long-term competitiveness and prosperity of our nation. However, the economic downturn is causing colleges to accept higher percentages of students who can pay for their tuition. And the belief that government is limited in its means--that it doesn't have enough money--is will lead to a bleak society of the "haves and have nots," where the few who are wealthy and privileged will enjoy education, health care, prosperity and a generally high standard of living, while the rest of society struggles and slides backward.


googleheim said...

this is great for republican't agenda ... helps anniliate both diversity, equal access, and affirmative access all in one stroke

mike norman said...

Yes, exactly! Those who can afford to pay, go. The rest stay home! It's the free market at work!!

Brick by brick we are dismantling the very foundation of capital (real and human) that the economy and our society rests upon. All in the name of the free market and thanks to a belief system that has, as its core tenet, a totally inapplicable paradigm.