Posts Tagged ‘college’

Four years of JC down the drain

Sunday, July 6th, 2014
bluto college

One of the best lines in the 1978 comedy "Animal House" occurs when the Delta frat rats have been thrown off campus, and Bluto groans, "Seven years of college down the drain." I was reminded of that when reading this report on how the median California community college student took 4.1 years to...

Nathan Fletcher channels Nixon press secretary in disowning his own bogus claim

Friday, November 1st, 2013

If you're a candidate whose authenticity is open to question because of extreme, always self-serving shifts in your views, you really, really, really don't want to be caught in an, er, obvious fib. So one would think that union-bashing Republican turned noble, above-the-fray independent turned t...

Oreo cookies and sustainability: the new drugs of choice

Friday, October 18th, 2013

America’s favorite cookie is as addictive as cocaine or heroin. According to a new Connecticut College student-faculty study, Oreos are just as addictive as drugs in lab rats. Apparently the lab rats in the study devoured the cookie sandwiches. But is there anyone in America who really believes ...

College loans gouging graduates

Monday, June 24th, 2013

June 24, 2013 By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO -- Americans are still focused on the bubble in housing prices, which, after inflating and bursting in the 2000s, is inflating again. But the wreckage that collapse caused in real estate and financial markets could be eclipsed by the economic harm inflic...

Two wings of CTA have low opinion of much bigger wing

Friday, May 10th, 2013

May 10, 2013 By Chris Reed If you think the California Teachers Association is the biggest villain in state politics -- and you should, you should -- then you'll enjoy the Golden State implications of this national survey. This is from the Long Beach Press-Telegram: "Yes, they're ready. No, they'r...

Lawmaker wants president to discharge student loan debt

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

May 8, 2013 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- In 2006, a major rewrite of the federal bankruptcy law allowed for federal student loans to be dischargeable. Prior to 2006, student loans, along with taxes, were always required to be paid back in bankruptcy court. Now, Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremo...

Video: Why college tuition has increased so much in Calif.

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Video: Why college tuition has increased so much in Calif.

Aug. 1, 2012 By Brian Calle The following video explains why college tuition is so high in California. ...

Great news: fewer kids going to California universities

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Great news: fewer kids going to California universities

May 10, 2012 By John Seiler Youngsters finally are figuring out that going $100,000 in debt to get a degree in poststructural-prepostmodern-quasistructuralist-semiFoucaulist-political-correctness with no chance of a job isn't exactly the best way to start out in life. A new study released today b...

College is ‘a racket’

Friday, May 4th, 2012
College is ‘a racket’

May 4, 2012 By John Seiler I salute the rising generation! Although they are subjected to P.C. brainwashing from preschool through graduate or professional school, may are rebelling. In the following video, a smart girl bids her "farewell to college." And it's from the University of Utah, suppos...

Why Not Skip College?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

John Seiler: Katy Grimes reported here at on the protests against cuts in aid to college students. That means higher tuition -- "fees" -- to attend state colleges and universities. Here's an idea for how kids can cut the costs of going to college: Don't go. It's a myth that going ...