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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:32 AM   #26
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Next time you buy something, why don't you ask the salesman if he thinks you've earned what you've just bought.
So, with all the rising meritocracy stuff, now going global in fact, where can a rich kid go to buy a "Gentleman's C"? What is the world coming to?
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:59 AM   #27
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Next time you buy something, why don't you ask the salesman if he thinks you've earned what you've just bought.
Maybe if you enter into an agreement with the salesman stating that you will earn what you're paying for while you're paying for it. Kinda like college.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 12:46 PM   #28
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If I paid a fortune for a degree, I should expect to get it.
Two points:

She did get a degree
She got a free ride in the masters program (thanks, daddy)
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 02:18 PM   #29
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If I paid a fortune for a degree, I should expect to get it.
You don't pay for a degree. You pay for classes that, if you pass, you earn a degree. That's the agreement...write a check, get a diploma no matter what.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:16 PM   #30
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You don't pay for a degree. You pay for classes that, if you pass, you earn a degree. That's the agreement...write a check, get a diploma no matter what.
Exactly, if you just want to buy a degree it would be cheaper to buy a printer from WalMart and some nice paper.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:14 AM   #31
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You don't pay for a degree. You pay for classes that, if you pass, you earn a degree.
In theory, yes.

But in practice, most undergraduate courses are cash cows for fee charging universities. If the graduation rate is too low, you lose the cash. So one must keep graduation rates high. It's called grade inflation.

Also, it's no coincidence that the most expensive universities are usually the most prestigious. You're basically paying for a more prestigious degree.

What I'm trying to say is that money talks and things are not as clear cut as some seem to be implying.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:29 AM   #32
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She got a free ride in the masters program (thanks, daddy)
That might have very well been part of her father's contract with the University (discounted/free tuition for offspring), so do not make it sound as though there something funny here unless you know the facts. And, yes, some universities provide discounted or free tuition for the offspring of academic staff. They do this because they can offer a lower salary and also to get the staff personally invested in the institution.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 07:41 AM   #33
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Reminds me of the South Korean family that sued a prep school for not getting their kid in to Harvard.

Also, this one:

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/sc...516-1yrcb.html
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