How high will the sticker price go?

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guano
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Re: How high will the sticker price go?

Postby guano » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:46 am

MistakenGenius wrote:
guano wrote:
cinephile wrote:
matthewsean85 wrote:
Is this based on some psychological response? You might not be wrong, but I don't see irrational people (namely people who are willing to pay sticker at already astronomical prices) seeing much difference between 95k/year and 100k/year. Also consider that most people don't look at COA, they look at tuition only. So while tuition could potentially stall at 99k/year, that would probably equate to 120k/year, give or take a few thousand.


Exactly what I meant, the psychological reaction to a 100k sticker price. And of course the COA would be higher but people never consider that. Still, I think a school would have a hard time increasing tuition itself to 100k or more.

Our whole system is ridiculous. I think we should shut down 99% of all institutions of higher education and just have the few remaining become subsidized completely by the government. And I think we should probably cut chemistry and other ridiculous subjects out of our high school curricula and start teaching kids real skills from age 14. I mean, not just plumbers and electricians, but teach kids to become artisan bakers and raise the minimum wage to a living wage. And those are all my feelings at the moment, but this'll never happen.

A) people probably said the same thing about tuition breaking $10,000
B) chemistry is more important than history
C ) freedom of choice


I will agree with A). I have no doubt that people thought $10,000 was never going to happen. Personally, I don't see a peak, there won't be a peak until the government withdraws it's ridiculous funds or collapses. That said, B is the most asinine thing I've ever read. Chemistry has practical use to something like .01% of the population. Hell, my best friend is a chemical engineer and he even says the chemistry he uses is completely unrelated to high school chemistry. It's a completely worthless subject. History meanwhile needs to be learned and understood by everyone. I'll just assume you're a fool.

There are more jobs in chemistry than history. If 0.1% of people use it, that's still 300,000 people - significantly more than all history teachers, museum curators and college professors combined.

I'm not saying history is useless, but hard sciences are more important, because jobs

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Re: How high will the sticker price go?

Postby cinephile » Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:26 pm

I was kind of saying neither chemistry nor history are useful. People need to learn real skills - like how to make a sale, how to bake bread, child-minding, etc.

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Re: How high will the sticker price go?

Postby J-e-L-L-o » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:25 pm

food is made by chemistry...medicine is made by chemistry...fuel is made by chemistry


Hell baking bread, you need yeast which is made by fermenting

History is more important than chemistry?

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Re: How high will the sticker price go?

Postby IpleadtheFiF » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:11 pm

cinephile wrote:I was kind of saying neither chemistry nor history are usefulused in a practical way by people in their day-to-day lives. People need to learn real skills - like how to make a sale, how to bake bread, child-minding, etc.


Fixed for clarity.

Usefulness to society vs usefulness to lay people's daily needs.




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