Mission Statement - Page 5 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-02-2007
Owner, Green Bay Packers
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SW Michigan
Posts: 10,318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
sailaway21 is just really nice sailaway21 is just really nice sailaway21 is just really nice sailaway21 is just really nice
College costs are completely out of control; they make health care costs seem reasonable. That colleges feel it appropriate to increase their fees 5-15% per annum with no comensurate increase in educational value is a disgrace. To the extent that we do not know what ambitions and capabilities our children will possess at the time we should begin saving for college it still makes sense to do the saving. But the gap between what a plumber makes and what an unused college degree in a less than rigorous field provides is narrowing, and in some cases, already to the advantage of the plumber. It's been my observation that an undirected college student can spend vast quantities of parental monies and end up little better educated than had he stayed awake in high school. Depends on the curriculum and kid needless to say. But there are a lot of schools out there providing more of a finishing school to high school than what we'd traditionally expect out of a four year degree. Enough on that burr under my saddle. (g)

If it is possible to be stunned more than we current college ed. payees are, I suspect that in fifteen years we will be. And that calls in to question the notion of parents providing the whole nut. Colleges have done nothing to disabuse us of the notion that, should we not pay for our kids entire collegiate education, we are somehow short-changing them or are deficient parents. My brother in law, the doctor, was right around forty when he paid off the last of his loans. He did not begrudge his parents one thin dime for not giving more. He had the quaint notion that his father, a German Jew grateful for the timely arrival of Patton's 8th Army, should have something more than a modest retirement. That he himself only lived to his early fifties adds a certain poignancy to the story as well.
“Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it.”
Wm. F. Buckley, Jr.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Search and rescue mission saves two men - EmpireStateNews.net NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-14-2007 06:15 AM
The Log Investigates - Abandoned Boats Plague Mission Bay in Wake - The Log Newspaper NewsReader News Feeds 0 03-08-2007 03:15 PM
Sailboat Demolished on Mission Bay Jetty - The Log Newspaper NewsReader News Feeds 0 11-02-2006 04:15 PM
Royal Caribbean statement on missing woman (WBBH) NewsReader News Feeds 0 07-28-2006 06:15 PM
Mission Beach still going to Airlie at Easter @ Sail World Australia NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-07-2006 06:15 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:19 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.