- Aug 29, 2011
I have no problem with qualified students going to school on scholarships. Especially if they wouldn’t be able to go without a scholarship.This is ridiculous. They get into college based on a very specific, very valuable skill. This skill allows them entry into a world that would be very closed in most cases (speaking of "our biggest problems")...
For every kid interviewed on TV that you take offense to, there are thousands who grab the chance to be the first from their family to graduate from college.
One might draw the opposite inference... that a kid who is removed from a toxic environment go on to become something through hard work, caring and committed professionals, and a good meal. Imagine a world where the toxic environment wasn't so toxic.
But that’s not what is occurring with a significant number of these kids.
If they are not academically qualified and oriented that world is still closed to them if they sit in classes mystified by the lecture and the conversation of their fellow students. They might get a degree under the supervision of the Academic Supprt system, but leave the campus no better “educated” than when they arrive.
These are the kids that are being ripped-off by the current system.
Their time is wasted. Their bodies punished, maybe permanently. And they are handed a piece of paper at the end of the four years that is virtually meaningless because they haven’t learned anything.