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Re: “Learning Patience

No David,I am not offended by your comment at all: there is a total lack of a pure "market-place" model in Washington State. Also, you are correct: Executive branch policies since 1985(yes, I said it. since Booth Gardner, Mike Lowry, Gary Locke, and Chris Gregoire) have failed 10 generations of college graduates.
Read newspapers, floor speeches of lesgislators, comments of committee hearings in all higher education committees...the current system fails students. Now David what I differ with you with what you may have overlooked, or left out: What if Washington State a[[roached this from rhe direction of the private schools, and offered highed financial aid, decoupled its general fund support, which mind you which woukd raise tuition at UW/WSW to $30K and EWU to $24K. This would be eye popping. Community Colleges would also move off into the $15-20K range. It would change everything. I am not sure that it is the right idea at all... I am willing to look, since the current system is briken, and will not be fixed soon.

Posted by mikemofoly on 08/28/2010 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Learning Patience

We learn from our mentors, and how you and George and Reta shaped me is deeplly appreciated. To me now as a parent of a 23 year old looking at graduate schools, is the failure of parents in my generation to instill self-selection in their children...
High School, College, Military Service, Vocational Schools, all provide the ingredients, tools, and recipies to ther aspiring chef. How a chef cooks under pressures of time constraints, budget constraints, loss of power, etc makes the mark of their skill.
What I see at the Olympia is a cascade failure of policy considerations in K-12, Vocational, and Higher Education, and the debates and hearings the same now as they were in 1981. Yes, 30 years ago. One can argue that the "marketplace model" of education, providing nurses or teachers, or any other professional like a widget for placement into the machine has gone the way of the cooper, or the newspaper.
Retiring State Senator Jen Jacobsen, who has served as a Chairman of both House and Senate Higher Education Committees made numerous floor speeches this session, his last session, making the same point over and over: that to save higher education, Washington must abandon cheap tuition, reprogram state resources into program development and redidicate itself into a "high tuition/high financial aid model."
He may have a vailid point. I do not have sufficent research to argue the issue. I do know the state´s financial cancer is forcing the issue regardless....

Posted by mikemofoly on 08/21/2010 at 12:54 PM

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