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

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.

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  1. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 1 August, 2012, 16:11

    I loved this video!

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  2. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 1 August, 2012, 17:24

    Was it a cartoon?

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  3. Bob
    Bob 1 August, 2012, 17:34

    We should be glad they don’t have to take economics classes.

    They’d just be brainwashed with that Keynesian claptrap.

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  4. Bob
    Bob 1 August, 2012, 17:39

    Higher education is one of the biggest rip-offs in this country.

    It’s incredibly expensive and inefficient.

    With the advances in communications and computer technologies the cost of education should be dropping instead of skyrocketing.

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  5. BobA in San Diego
    BobA in San Diego 1 August, 2012, 19:14

    Geez. I feel over-educated and all I have is a degree in engineering. I graduated from college over 25 years ago when the Cal State graduation requirements were far more rigorous.

    The young engineering graduates I’ve interviewed for employment positions over the last several years are woefully lacking in writing and cognitive skills and have a dearth of knowledge in areas outside of engineering. That’s a sad commentary on the state of higher education in the U.S.

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  6. BobA in San Diego
    BobA in San Diego 1 August, 2012, 19:17

    BTW:

    We’re paying more and getting less and that does not apply to just education.

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  7. David Travers
    David Travers 1 August, 2012, 19:25

    Spending taxes to create people who cannot get a job and cannot pay taxes. On top of that we educate illegal immigrants for almost nothing who are driving wages down and driving the tax base down as well because it is based on wages and money spent into the economy. They contributed nothing to the system other than displace workers and drive down wages.

    Out of state tuition? Only a fool pays that. All you need is one California Tax return to get in state tuition. Add to that the super fat pension plans and lifetime benefits that no other outside of government service gets gives you a few other pieces to the Madness.

    Higher education is a farce and a failure and it is economically disconnected from reality. What would you expect from a bunch of people on the taxpayers dole?

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  8. Marcus
    Marcus 1 August, 2012, 20:11

    It is an ABSOLUTE myth that there are a bunch of unemployed college grads out there. 96% of degree-holders are employed while only 88% of non-college grads are employed and at vastly lower paying jobs. I’m so sick of non-college-grads complaining about how useless college is. Jealousy is not attractive.

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  9. BobA in San Diego
    BobA in San Diego 2 August, 2012, 08:06

    David:

    Higher education today isn’t about education, it’s about soaking the tax payers for every dime, nickel and penny they can squeeze out of them.

    Part of the problem is the waste of time and money on absolutely worthless degrees like Ethnic Studies, Women Studies, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Journalism, Urban Studies and the like. Degrees that offers little chance of gainful employment in the real world of business and commerce.

    The other leg of the problem is the escalating salaries of professors and administrators. There’s an unspoken “arms race” in salaries and the worst part about it is the amount of time actually spent in the classroom teaching is inversely proportional to salaries. In simple terms: the more they make, the less they teach and worse yet, the more they make the greater their salary and and benefits demand.

    Most colleges and universities judge prestige not by the quality of the students they graduate but by the size of their bank accounts, the number of government grants they can procure, the stratospheric salaries they pay and the volumn of worthless studies churned out by their faculty.

    That is the crux of the problem and we, the American tax payers, get stuck with the “privilege” of paying a king’s ransom for a grossly inferior product.

    Some rotten deal, aye?

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  10. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 2 August, 2012, 08:07

    California has a low ender service economy in need of ball cap and apron donned employees. Productivity and growth hard to accomplish…..competition, easy of entry, demand/taste swings cause brutal layoff possibilities. Includes cubicle workers… most are CSU graduates!!!

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  11. Rex The Wonder Dog!
    Rex The Wonder Dog! 2 August, 2012, 10:17

    96% of degree-holders are employed while only 88% of non-college grads are employed and at vastly lower paying jobs

    Total BS, get a clue.

    And of the 50% who are employed, the majority are UNDER EMPLOYED at dead end service sector jobs.

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  12. Ted Steele, Janitor
    Ted Steele, Janitor 2 August, 2012, 10:46

    Poodle–

    Duh.

    Uhaul was making a rhetorical point, not doing a cut n paste 7th grade project like you were!

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  13. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 2 August, 2012, 10:59

    CSU graduates take years and years to graduate. Companies do not want 28 year old slacker employees….so….to the call centers with you….cubical workers.

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  14. BobA in San Diego
    BobA in San Diego 2 August, 2012, 12:19

    Uhaul:

    Tech help call centers in India are better because the people you talk to are more knowledgeable and better educated than their American counterparts.

    I’ve had the privilege of working with engineering graduates from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)in Bombay India and hands down, the only equal American Institutions are CalTech and MIT when it comes to engineering and science.

    In America, we make excuses for failure and tolerate it by “dumbing” down the curriculum and coming up with worthless degree to stroke the feelings of people who shouldn’t be in college in the first place.

    Make no mistake: college is not for everyone. A lot of people do fine without a college degree. It’s our government who keeps pushing that tripe and placing mandates and regulations on companies to the point where you now have to have a college degree just to get any job.

    What next, a college degree just to say “may I take your order please”?

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  15. Rex The Wonder Dog!
    Rex The Wonder Dog! 2 August, 2012, 12:52

    Tech help call centers in India are better because the people you talk to are more knowledgeable and better educated than their American counterparts.
    ==

    LOL…what a joke. India has pathetic Customer Service skills, and anyone who gets stuck in one of their low quality call centers knows this.

    Whatever you’re smoking Bob, put it DOWN 😉

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  16. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 2 August, 2012, 15:36

    What does India have to do with CSU graduates being washed up at 28-30 years old….and gainfully employed in insurance sales, mystery shopper snooping, gadget sales in boiler rooms and cubicle clusters.

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  17. jack
    jack 2 August, 2012, 16:18

    you cannot blame students for taking longer to graduate, fewer classes and overcrowded classrooms means it’s harder to get the required courses they need to get out in a reasonable time, especially when some courses are only taught once per year.

    As for the rec center at Cal Poly Pomona, blame student governments and the administration, (in most cases, the latter oversees the former) even though a number of students voted against it, their votes did not count because they almost exclusively polled incoming freshmen who had little idea what the financial issues were, heck, half didn’t even know where to find their classes, but yet were targeted for this rec. center survey to make it appear that the bulk of students approved the rec center.

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  18. BobA in San Diego
    BobA in San Diego 2 August, 2012, 18:20

    Rex:

    You and I are talking apples and oranges. In the high tech world I deal in, the Indians are by far and away better. Their English isn’t all that great but they know their stuff.

    That aside, go to any high-tech engineering company in America and you will find a predominance of engineers from India and Asia. They take education far more seriously than we do here in America.

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  19. BobA in San Diego
    BobA in San Diego 2 August, 2012, 18:30

    Uhaul:

    Direct answer: nothing at all. I’m a CSU graduate and at that age, my career was just beginning to blossom. And because I had an engineering degree, I had head hunters calling me with jobs offers.

    With the right degree, you can literally write your own ticket. With the wrong degree, you’ll wind up in one of those types of jobs you mentioned.

    My brother graduated from college with a degree in American History and has worked at the Post Office every since.

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  20. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 2 August, 2012, 18:47

    You and I are talking apples and oranges. In the high tech world I deal in, the Indians are by far and away better
    ==

    LOL…BALONEY.

    It is very well known in the tech industry that the HB-1 visa scam that send indian “engineers” over here proves the low qaulity of their education and work product. JOKE. They have an inferior education system and are not as smart oir bright as American trained students/employees/citizens.

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  21. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 2 August, 2012, 18:48

    BTW Bob the ONLY reason you will fiund “any high-tech engineering company in America and you will find a predominance of engineers from India and Asia.” is because they are payin ghtem 1/3 of what an American engineer would make under the H1-B visa program. They perform far inferior work in tech.

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  22. Ted Steele, Janitor
    Ted Steele, Janitor 2 August, 2012, 20:29

    BobA— Well said about the degrees— there are many war stories of bad tracks with the wrong degree!

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  23. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 2 August, 2012, 22:54

    Why can’t you find an honest on time professional slab door hanger? But you can find a young whacko picketing a chicken fast food place. My provocative CSU example was to generate discussion….sure appreciate some really interesting insights!

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  24. BobA in San Diego
    BobA in San Diego 3 August, 2012, 08:33

    Rex:

    You’re entitled to you opinion but you’re not entitled to you own set of facts.

    US companies hire Indian engineers because they get a well trained engineer for pennies on the dollars and because of their immigration status, they don’t complain.

    I love my country just as much as you do but you are less than objective in your assessment because of an American-centric bias. My opinion is based on 30+ years experience as an engineer and having worked in several countries around the world in my profession. All I offer is an objective assessment of the facts as I’ve experienced them.

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  25. American
    American 22 August, 2012, 09:15

    Scandalous!

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