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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

Muhammad Cipher ·
There are no words to express how stupid this is.
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

sunnubian ·
Actually, you are correct; this in only information that anyone will know anyway upon applying to college and/or for grants and student loans. It seems to me like everyone is evading the real problem and that is all the fly-by-night "colleges" that crop to to drain every dime from any student unlucky enough to enroll and even legitimate colleges that charge unnecessarily enormous tuition and fees all based on what they know ahead of time is what the average student will receive in Pell Grant...
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

Muhammad Cipher ·
Many people are doing (see massive increases in Jr. College enrollment) but it doesn't begin to get at the real issue which is that Education (all levels) is NOT a "consumer good". Reading the article you could replace the word college with dishwasher without missing a beat. Politicians don't want to address the central issue, but it doesn't mean we cant either. Education (upto and including college) is a "right" and not a consumer good to be treated like a commodity on the market or subject...
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: Actually, you are correct; this in only information that anyone will know anyway upon applying to college and/or for grants and student loans. Actually, this appears to be information similar to what they are now putting on credit card statements. And would, in fact, be helpful, if people actually paid attention to such info and considered it wisely. Most people don't realize - or think about - when they take out loans or receive credit that, while your credit...
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

Muhammad Cipher ·
"..............If they don't have to." And therein lies the problem. They do. I couldn't embed the 1st clip that explains how student loan debt is now beyond that of credit card debts in the US. http://www.rdwolff.com/content...r-wolff-student-debt And how are some female students dealing with this?
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

EbonyRose ·
Originally Posted by Muhammad Cipher: "..............If they don't have to." And therein lies the problem. They do. That's not necessarily true. Most students are offered a combination of Pell Grant funds + LOANS to cover the cost of their tuition each year. One of the biggest mistakes that pretty much ALL students make is that they accept the FULL amount of LOAN money offered to them ... and use the excess funds for things other than school-related items. (I just watched a House hearing on...
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Re: New “Shopping Sheet” Will Make It Easier for Students to “Know Before They Owe”

Muhammad Cipher ·
The short segment was a snapshot of the monthly update which goes into more detail. The point I was making is that the problem isn't with who's doing what with the student loans. Its the fact that loans are necessassary in the first place. This is a direct result of education being treated as a "consumer good". Principal rates, compound intrest, borrowing and lending are NOT at all necessary to education (or the university system). They are a fucntion of the "market based" model of...
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
The line is not so thin and it started in grade school. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wk4qG2mIg How do Harvard graduates not know what grade school graduates should know? And that video is from 1990. Read some fiction with some GOOD SCIENCE. Omnilingual (1957) by H. Beam Piper http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/...pipers-qomnilingualq http://www.feedbooks.com/book/308/omnilingual http://librivox.org/omnilingual-by-h-beam-piper/ Here are some blogs about education and technology. Only the first...
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jZHNjc4Xk0
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Muhammad Cipher ·
Interesting. Some suspect terms being thrown around. I'd be curious to know the perspective of whoever created this cartoon.
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
http://willywei.com/2012/10/th...g-networked-society/ Xum
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
Knewton http://www.knewton.com/adaptiv...n-adaptive-learning/ Xum
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXpbONjV1Jc This is one of the best descriptions of the school delusion I have seen. So now the technology is cheap enough so that parents don't need the school. Pipo U1 VS Asus Nexus 7 Google http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6mI4tjTp6Q Xum
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

sunnubian ·
He has a very good take on "Education" and his take on it has been expressed by many people over the years, particularly, the fact that the United States' educational systems are still operating on the Industrial Era Model, while we are now in the age of Technology. Our school systems require 21st century children/students to conform psychologically, physically, mentally and emotionally to fit into a past century's education model. American parents are going to have to decide if we want our...
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Muhammad Cipher ·
The concept of an educated population isn't the problem of course, but he does touch on the overlooked subject, for who's benefit was the current model designed? The industrialist concept of Taylorism (or the Taylor System) is embedded everywhere. I personally dont agree with his hard characteristic and distinction between work and art (but I agree with the larger point). As I am with the economic system, the education system too much be questioned and redesigned to serve community...
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Re: Thin Line Between Educated and Ripped-Off

Xumbrarchist ·
Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction http://dvice.com/archives/2012/10/ethiopian-kids.php Dual-core Android tablets are near $150 now and will be going down. Xum
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

Yemaya ·
Interesting contrast if you look at the move to offer free coursework now available online. I want to see how this plays out. They have been offering worthless degrees in the form of technical schools and for profit colleges for a while now. I'm just curious as to why now.
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

Xumbrarchist ·
Originally Posted by sunnubian: (California lets anyone take the bar, including those who studied on their own. About 15 percent of unaccredited law school graduates pass, according to my attorney daughter.) That is THE POINT right there . If all of the TESTING is worth so much then why shouldn't people be able to just take tests and if they pass then that should be all that matters? Because the so called educators don't want a system like that. I had a math teacher who would play games with...
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

sunnubian ·
The way to put a stop to corporations/business/flim-flam artists fleecing students of their Pell Grants and Student Loans, is to make it illegal for any institution to be able to say that it is a "College" or "University" or "School" that is not fully accredited in the first place. Further, there should be a standard set that colleges and universities that receive public funding can charge a student. There should also be a national cross-reference (publicly searchable) data-base that shows...
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: That is THE POINT right there . If all of the TESTING is worth so much then why shouldn't people be able to just take tests and if they pass then that should be all that matters? Because the so called educators don't want a system like that. I had a math teacher who would play games with the homework. Sometimes he would collect it and sometimes he wouldn't you could never know. So sometimes I did it and sometimes I didn't. But I always got A's on the tests.
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Re: "Protecting Students From Worthless Degree Act"

Muhammad Cipher ·
This country is royally screwed. The scam of certificates and "worthless" degrees are nothing new. This is what you get when education (on all levels) is regarded as a 'consumer good' subject to market reasoning. Product differentiation is but one of many wonderfully stupid things that is playing out in the "marketplace" of education with disastrous results for the people. As noble as it sounds…….I smell a rat. I wouldn't be surprised if this (or other future efforts) where amended to...
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

Yemaya ·
This has been a long time coming. 10 years to be exact. Morris Brown lost their accreditation, there by losing their access to federal financial aid dollars. And from what I understand financial mismanagement by the A.M.E. church Morris Brown school board members (the owners of the school).
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Yemaya: This has been a long time coming. 10 years to be exact. Morris Brown lost their accreditation, there by losing their access to federal financial aid dollars. And from what I understand financial mismanagement by the A.M.E. church Morris Brown school board members (the owners of the school). I know, but don't you think that the African American community should step in to save such a historic school? The school is almost a century and a half old and was started by...
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

Yemaya ·
Sunnubian I'm glad that you mentioned the money issue. White pollsters keep telling us that we have all these billions of dollars, BUT fact is we don't have access to it because most of it is tied up in banks, bills and credit. All of which belong to the white man. At the end of the day we don't actually have the cash or capital on hand to save Morris Brown or any other HBCU if we needed to.
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Re: With foreclosure looming Morris Brown College on the brink

sunnubian ·
But, if Morris Brown needs $30Million to be saved and there are well over 40Million African Americans, that means each of of giving at least $1.00 would be enough to save the College. I all of us would donate a dollar a year to educational programs and HBCUs, that would be at least $40Million going toward community education programs and the HBCUs annually, and if we would donate a dollar per month . . . (Personally, I know that it's a long shot, but, hey )
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Re: 99-Year-Old Ghanaian Man Graduates College

EbonyRose ·
You know ... I've been giving a lot of thought lately to the fact that it used to be against the law - not to mention a "crime" punishable by death - for Black people to be learn or be educated. The fact that a White person seeing a Black child with a book could get that child hanged by the neck!! And it's things like that go beyond the label of such actions of merely "cruel and unusual treatment" and make me believe that there had to be some form of 'evilness' involved in what was the...
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

EbonyRose ·
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

Xumbrarchist ·
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0wk4qG2mIg
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

Cholly ·
Xumbrarchist , so in essence, it's the exact same thing that been taught in science class throughout our lifetime; grade/middle/high school & college science. It's just that one omission (earth's tilt) of that one detail that's taught by teachers. It reveals a lot but blame the scientific academics who came to that final conclusion and failed to correct the error in the text books. Don't blame the teachers and the student. The teachers only taught what was in the books and students only...
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

Vox ·
Not that I think Umbrarchist's point is relevant to your post, Cholly. It's definitely another topic. But... NO textbook teaches that the seasons happen because the earth gets closer to the sun as it revolves. Those Harvard students had no clue, and they probably came up with that explanation on the fly, for fear of people thinking they were stupid. There's no way they learned that from either a textbook or a science class.
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Re: Report: Number of Black Men in College Decreases

Xumbrarchist ·
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY Xum
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Re: Monistat Promotes Hair Growth?

Kocolicious ·
Wow! Now I've heard everything! I remember when you had to go to the doctor to get that stuff. Now it's over the counter. Times sho have changed. But!
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Re: How to buy a laptop for college

Xumbrarchist ·
I am always suspicious of advice through the media. Face facts, they make their money on advertising. Are they going to bite the hand that feeds them? I would go with a tablet and a used desktop for about $300. Probably a portable keyboard for the tablet. The desktop would do the heavy lifting when I'm in the dorm and comfortable. Laptops mostly have crappy keyboards. I like the old heavy keyboards. But dual-core tablets have enough power for the mobile uses. I would want a back camera to...
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Re: Must-have software for college students

Xumbrarchist ·
Recover accidentally deleted files http://m.en.softonic.com/app/recuva Xum
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Re: Must-have software for college students

Xumbrarchist ·
Eye-popping 'Interstellar' Movie App Puts Universe at Your Control http://www.space.com/27198-int...com+Headline+Feed%29 Xum
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Re: 11 Year-Old College Freshman Carson Huey-You Is Studying Quantum Physics

Norland ·
Dear God, may the cops never lay eyes upon little Carson Huey-You or his brother!!
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Re: 11 Year-Old College Freshman Carson Huey-You Is Studying Quantum Physics

Momentum ·
Particle Wave Duality ... I hope he have a great experience at TCU and beyond and I hope the military does not get a hold on him. This is what happens to many Black geniuses they end up working for the US government.
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Re: This Campus Building Is Named After the First Klan Grand Wizard. Can These Students Change It?

Norland ·
What the hell is a First Klan Grand Wizard?? White men killers of black folks. Folks that make African men tree ornaments. What kinds of fucks are white people?? Who are they? Is this a black school? If not, re-enroll in one. It's hard to teach old DOGS new tricks. Something's wrong with white folks when it comes to black folks. We've been fighting and dying by these things forever and a day. They want us DEAD. Are they really wizards? What the fuck is a wizard, a Grand Knight, or all these...
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Re: Missouri Football Coach, Gov. Nixon Weigh in on Student Protests

RadioRaheem ·
Public Enemy - Fight The Power
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Re: Missouri Football Coach, Gov. Nixon Weigh in on Student Protests

RadioRaheem ·
the teachers join the protest.... http://www.columbiamissourian....VkCYxUXscy0.facebook MU Faculty to walk out of class Monday and Tuesday, plan a 'teach in'
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Re: Missouri Football Coach, Gov. Nixon Weigh in on Student Protests

RadioRaheem ·
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us...cid=sm_tw_newsnation Pressure Builds for U-Missouri President to Quit Over Racial Tensions
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Re: Missouri Football Coach, Gov. Nixon Weigh in on Student Protests

RadioRaheem ·
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...amp;section=politics Embattled University Of Missouri President Tim Wolfe Resigns Wolf faced pressure to resign because of his handling of racial issues on campus.
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Re: Missouri Football Coach, Gov. Nixon Weigh in on Student Protests

Momentum ·
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Re: Missouri Football Coach, Gov. Nixon Weigh in on Student Protests

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: the teachers join the protest.... http://www.columbiamissourian....VkCYxUXscy0.facebook MU Faculty to walk out of class Monday and Tuesday, plan a 'teach in'
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Re: Missouri Football Coach, Gov. Nixon Weigh in on Student Protests

RadioRaheem ·
Wolfe said, "My motivation in making this decision comes from a love of Columbia where I grew up and the state of Missouri. I thought and prayed over this decision. It is the right thing to do. ... The frustration and anger I see is real and I don’t doubt it for a second. ... I take full responsibility for the actions that have occurred. I have asked everybody to use my resignation to heal. Let's focus in changing what we can change today and in the future, not what we can't change in the ...
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Re: Missouri Football Coach, Gov. Nixon Weigh in on Student Protests

RadioRaheem ·
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Re: Missouri Football Coach, Gov. Nixon Weigh in on Student Protests

RadioRaheem ·
Moral of the Story: Black Unity is a problem!
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Re: Missouri Football Coach, Gov. Nixon Weigh in on Student Protests

RadioRaheem ·
Next school...Ithaca College http://college.usatoday.com/20...ident-campus-racism/ Ithaca College president in hot seat for alleged campus racism By Sam Lisker November 8, 2015 10:09 am 2.4k shares SHARE TWEET EMAIL “Tom Rochon! No confidence!” is becoming a common chant at Ithaca College. The president of the school in Ithaca, N.Y., is in the hot seat thanks to what some students say are inadequate responses to several allegedly racist incidents on campus and an overall negative racial...
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Re: Missouri Football Coach, Gov. Nixon Weigh in on Student Protests

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: Wolfe said, "My motivation in making this decision comes from a love of Columbia where I grew up and the state of Missouri. I thought and prayed over this decision. It is the right thing to do. ... The frustration and anger I see is real and I don’t doubt it for a second. ... I take full responsibility for the actions that have occurred. I have asked everybody to use my resignation to heal. Let's focus in changing what we can change today and in the future,...
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Re: Missouri Football Coach, Gov. Nixon Weigh in on Student Protests

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by RadioRaheem: Moral of the Story: Black Unity is a problem! Exactly!
 
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