RANT: The results of Your State U.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/09/23/1343214/Your-State-University-Doesnt-Want-You

Submission: Your State U. Doesn’t Want You
Posted by Soulskill on Friday September 23, @10:13AM
money news education
from the unless-you’re-good-at-the-football dept.

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theodp writes

“According to a new survey of college admissions directors by Inside Higher Ed, the admissions strategy judged most important is the recruitment of more out-of-state and international students, who can pay significantly more at public institutions. Ten percent of those surveyed also reported admitting full-pay students with lower grades and test scores than other admitted applicants, and a majority of schools either use or plan to use controversial commission-paid agents to recruit foreign students (commission-based recruitment is barred in the U.S.). ‘This isn’t about globalization or increased educational diversity,’ asserts USC’s Jerome A. Lucido. ‘They need the money.’ So, should employees of a public university where the President’s annual compensation exceeds $1 million receive a full state-funded pension for educating 16,000+ out-of-state students?”

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Guess this is yet another reason why the Gooferment shouldn’t be in “education” business?

The bureaucrats work for their own best interest; not that of the taxpayers.

Think that “We, The Sheeple” will ever wake up?

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SERVICE: “mouse to spouse”

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Read a fellow alum’s blog. It was too personal to link to. but she used an interesting turn of a phrase … “mouse to spouse”. Referring to the various dating sites. Having just attended a wedding that started with an internet chat, maybe she needs to rethink that disgust with such services.

Now I’m not shopping for a “spouse”, but a “mouse” might not be a bad way to go. As an ITSJ (sic), it fits my predilection.

To stay in my “mole hole” and pound away at the keyboard.

Argh!

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