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  1. Subscriber WoodPush
    Pusher of wood
    20 Mar '12 18:26 / 1 edit
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-gop-suddenly-turning-against-145105656.html

    This article argues that republicans are abandoning higher education because it's no longer profitable to train our workforce since globalization has made educated foreigners a cheap commodity.

    Is this true? And if not, why are the candidates seemingly turning their back on funding for higher education rather than proposing ways to fix it to not be an "indoctrination mill"?
  2. 20 Mar '12 18:45
    Originally posted by WoodPush
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-gop-suddenly-turning-against-145105656.html

    This article argues that republicans are abandoning higher education because it's no longer profitable to train our workforce since globalization has made educated foreigners a cheap commodity.

    Is this true? And if not, why are the candidates seemingly turning their back on ...[text shortened]... for higher education rather than proposing ways to fix it to not be an "indoctrination mill"?
    The article is disturbed by "Mitt Romney's advice to high school seniors considering college: shop around, try to save money and don't count on government help"

    Does anyone really think that is bad advice? In fact, I cannot even see how this is controversial. Just because a politician tells you that the government may not pay 100% for something you want (let's call it x) , does not at all mean that government is anti-x.
  3. 21 Mar '12 19:14
    Originally posted by WoodPush
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-gop-suddenly-turning-against-145105656.html

    This article argues that republicans are abandoning higher education because it's no longer profitable to train our workforce since globalization has made educated foreigners a cheap commodity.

    Is this true? And if not, why are the candidates seemingly turning their back on ...[text shortened]... for higher education rather than proposing ways to fix it to not be an "indoctrination mill"?
    It is interesting how the university environment having a proliferation of ideas is labeled as a "indoctrination mill."
  4. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    22 Mar '12 01:53
    It's easier to manipulate ignorant people.
  5. 22 Mar '12 02:08
    My pastor told me when I went to college to be careful and not doubt my faith.
  6. Subscriber WoodPush
    Pusher of wood
    22 Mar '12 13:08
    Originally posted by moon1969
    My pastor told me when I went to college to be careful and not doubt my faith
    Did you? Are you now indoctrinated?