Thursday, March 08, 2012
Cutting education costs by cutting degree requirements is a bad idea
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I can understand the motivation among the governor and legislators to reduce the state’s education costs, but this proposal just strikes me as silly. Cut wages, make the class sizes bigger, reduce the number of options, whatever, but don’t just cheapen the degrees offered by Indiana’s colleges and universities.
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How about emulating the University of Phoenix online learning over the inet? Watch the teachers’ unions scream as that sacred cow gets gored. How about getting the Gooferment out of the “education business”? Don’t let them run it. Don’t let them pay for it. Don’t let them legislate about it. If the Gooferment ran supermarkets like they do schools, we’d all starve! Argh! Separate School and State.
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