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TJSmith1986 said...

Sure, with the cost of living increasing at a rapid rate, why not increase the cost of tuition? Many people are saying that there won't be enough qualified people with the right credentials to fill the voids as others retire from certain positions. How do they expect there to be enough qualified applicants when students can no longer afford the cost to obtain a degree because of the cost of tuition, federal loans and pell grants becoming harder to obtain, and the Hope Scholarship becoming available to the ones with the higest ACT scores and cumulative gpa's at the end of students' high school career. Meanwhile administrators keep getting raises in school systems at not only the cost of the students but also the cost of the parents. That's not only federal government for you but also university and community college politics for you. It's not uncommon these days for everything to be about the almighty dollar rather than the future of all of the college students in this country. I should know. I'm one myself, and not all of us were born with a silver spoon in our mouths. Maybe if the administrators and coaches would take a little cut in their pay and tone down their lavish lifestyles then maybe just maybe reality would sink in, but when is the last time any of these people voluntarily took a cut in pay to help find a resolution? I can't remember a time, because there probably never has been a time when that has actually happened, and I seriously doubt that there ever will be.

June 10, 2011 at 12:36 a.m.

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