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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

 

Virginia College Tuition A Runaway Train

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Roanoke Times, 7-5-11, Pg 11: If tuition continues to rise at the current pace, Virginians will be priced out of higher ed.
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A Big Editorial totally devoted to throwing more taxpayer money at higher education without a single word about why there is hyper-inflation in college costs and not a single example of any effort anywhere to reduce costs.
Why are costs growing at multiples of (the rate of inflation plus increases in enrollment) and as enrollment increases why isn’t there benefits from the “economy of scale”?
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All this is not surprising because the following five (5) blog items dating back to 2005 address the RT’s same chant: (send more money!). In fact it was a waste of editorial time to write this when all one had to do was Google and copy and paste the prior 5 editorials!
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2009/06/college-new-welfare-state.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2005/08/another-anti-business-slanted.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2005/04/tuition-explosion_03.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2005/03/vt-costs-skyrocketing.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2005/02/freedom-for-public-colleges.html
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We, the taxpayers, have spent hundreds of millions on new technology for our colleges. Why haven’t these investments resulted in cost savings, efficiencies, and reductions in paperwork, redundant books, staffing and space?
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The bureaucracy of education defies any semblance of business responsibility, accountability or transparency. The RT and their liberal associates are enablers of this gross waste of time, money and space by continuing their mindless “more money” chant instead of spearheading a responsible effort to address the root causes of the problem.
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Virginia universities can do much better and would do better if called to account. Why isn’t the RT and their associates rising to this important task?
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