Although I think that most colleges that charge over $10K a year are toilet bowls, I have to give credit where credit is due. Colleges have started to see that most liberal arts degree prepare you for nothing aside from a life of being a parents' basement dweller who smokes pot and philosophizes. A tipster, Maria, pointed me to an article about how colleges are trying to become more relevant. Ha. Thomas College, in Maine, is allowing students to come back after six months of unemployment "...to take classes free, or have the college pay their student loans for a year." Love it!!! A college that is, on its own accord, making it their business to get you a job! That is the least they can do for $28,850 a year. University of Louisiana and Michigan State are doing away with worthless majors like Philosophy and American Studies. Bravo!!! English Majors at University of Texas are learning how to write RESUMES, of all things!? As a reader of my blog, you should know that I have been hoping that this would happen. I'm pleasantly surprised that colleges are taking initiative to make an education relevant to the workplace. I'm SHOCKED that they are doing it without the financial pressure of student loans that are dischargeable in bankruptcy. Previously, I was pretty sure that it would take a change in the bankruptcy code to make this happen. I thought they would have to feel the pinch of students being unable to pay for their education because loans would be harder to come by. I STILL think that an education is way more expensive than it should be, considering it often does not prepare students for employment.
In any case, this is a major step in the right direction.
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