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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More degrees or more money?

John Morgan argues the the Tennessee board of regents will need more money and wants to pump out more degree students.

While an actual degree is one step better then where we were (just looking at income and volume going into, but not graduating from, college) I think we need to take it to the next level. Reward for degrees that actually help students get jobs. As I posted on earlier, China is only subsidising college degrees that get at least 60% of their graduates jobs when they graduate.

I think we need to start looking at a similar model for Tennessee colleges.


  1. Why do we have two State college systems?

  2. We don't have 2. We have 3.

    UT (The University of Tennessee), THEC Tennessee Higher Education Commission) and the TBR (Tennessee Board of Regents).

    Government jobs plan.

    The Sen.

  3. So should the statist rewrite the 10th plank of the communist manifesto to read, free education to kids and free education to adults unless you want to go to work and pay taxes to fund those who are still continuing their education at the expense of the state?

    When did it get to where government is suppose to pay for your college education? Not only do we need to get the feds out of the student loans business, we also need to get the State out of the higher education business and let the free market work.

    John Morgan should not be taken seriously on anything he says and should be shunned by all Tennesseans for looking the other way while he was Comptroller and allowing the localities to drown in variable rate demand obligations, auction rate securities and swaps.

    Tennessee must really love gambling. We have the lottery as one source of funding for higher education and John Morgan looked the other way while the localities gambled and got in serious trouble with complex financial transactions that local officials didn't understand, all at taxpayer expense of course.

    How much more are working people going to be asked to pay for 10th plank low quality public education?


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