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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Joining a small, but growing list of U.S. colleges and universities seeking to make higher education more accessible to a greater number of qualified students, the University of Tennessee announced recently it would guarantee free tuition and fees to admitted in-state residents with a family household income of less than $50,000.

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free? that's pretty much the value of a degree from U TN anyway...

#1 | Posted by e1g1 at 2019-03-20 02:53 PM | Reply

IMO, all State colleges and universities should be tuition free for all in-State students.

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-03-20 03:47 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"In the US 6% of high school graduates go to trade schools, in Europe its 50%."

Do trades pay better in Europe or America?

Don't forget to factor in health care costs and cost of education itself!

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-20 06:58 PM | Reply

"FSU President John Thrasher's annual comp could top $1-million under trustee proposal"

Byron Dobson, Tallahassee Democrat

www.tallahassee.com

#4 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-21 07:59 AM | Reply

"We shouldn't be like Europe.
--The Left"

So now Nulli wants to be like Europe but just not in healthcare. Personally, I totally support trade schools but more importantly I support apprenticeship programs which were largely elimiated when the Republicans busted all the unions. Don't try to wriggle out of it, y'all did it so own it.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-21 08:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Haha, talk about the blind leading the blind. They can only do this because the fees are already absurdly high. All they are doing is ensuring tuition stays high, and continues to increase, and then catering to the blind people who think they are doing something good because they can't see the reality of the situation. The same people bitching about high tuition costs can NOT be the same people who support this program. It's a double win for the university...they get to keep tuition costs rising so their wealthy officials get wealthier, and they win the support of bleeding hearts by disguising costs as charity-driven. Sure, they will get some funds from contributers, but you are incredibly naive if you think the high tuition costs aren't also going towards this.

"Personally, I totally support trade schools but more importantly I support apprenticeship programs which were largely elimiated when the Republicans busted all the unions. Don't try to wriggle out of it, y'all did it so own it."

You forgot the Liberal mantra, you support apprenticeships THAT PAY A LIVING WAGE. Because if apprenticeships were a big thing still as they were in the past, they would pay either nothing or extremely low wage. Which again begs the question, if people can apprentice at a living wage, why the hell would many of them work to be better at the craft?

#6 | Posted by humtake at 2019-03-21 12:11 PM | Reply

"Because if apprenticeships were a big thing still as they were in the past, they would pay either nothing or extremely low wage. "

Back in 1960's and 1970's apprenticeships started workers at about half of what a journeyman would earn and then they got raises each year until they completed the apprenticeship after 4 years, at which time they would be earning journeyman's pay. Then along came Reagan who destroyed unions and began the destruction of our middle class.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2019-03-21 12:23 PM | Reply

Which again begs the question, if people can apprentice at a living wage, why the hell would many of them work to be better at the craft?

#18 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE AT 2019-03-21 12:11 PM | REPLY

If people can get a job in management at $50K/year why the hell would many of them work to be better at the craft?

Same question, Same answer. because they want to be in a better position. The job and pay are irrelevant.

#8 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-03-21 01:24 PM | Reply

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