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The college cartel's great coronavirus grift

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Posted By: MissMolly, 9/2/2020 5:10:25 AM

Toddlers and children are not potent vectors for spreading the coronavirus, the latest evidence suggests, but adolescents and young adults are. Yet even as kindergartens everywhere remain closed, college campuses are reopening. But there’s an asterisk. Colleges, in truth, clearly have no intention of being genuinely open once they've cashed students' rent and tuition checks. Countless students have paid full tuition, room, and board. Some did so after being threatened with the loss of their place at their school. Others were promised that they could learn either while socially distanced or live on campus. Unfortunately, students are instead being sent back to an inferior online education session.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 9/2/2020 5:36:48 AM (No. 528643)
Colleges have been criminal con jobs for years. This coronavirus thing actually exposed them for what they are for the students and their parents to see.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 9/2/2020 7:24:26 AM (No. 528711)
It's like law school. If you can pass the bar why the heck do you have to go to law school,? You've already proven your competency. Additionally a large part of the value of going to college is the networking opportunities they provide for contacts and later life. if you spend all of college sitting in front of your computer and don't actually see many people or schmooze with them a large part of the value of that education is removed, but still paid for.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 9/2/2020 8:02:36 AM (No. 528748)
If I had a college freshman, I would tell them to get a job for a year and wait this mess out.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: NorthernDog 9/2/2020 8:17:06 AM (No. 528766)
Many college kids are being quarantined in their dorms due to someone, somewhere being diagnosed as COVID positive. Then all in-person classes and activities are canceled. No mention of anyone actually being ill. From news reports I have seen the students are passively accepting their fate.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: fayebeck 9/2/2020 8:44:32 AM (No. 528792)
Can someone explain just what an "inferior online" session is? Does it mean that in class session are better?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: JackBurton 9/2/2020 9:57:11 AM (No. 528868)
I never studies Latin. The author seems to have a good understanding of it. I have been in classrooms and have had limited on-line sessions. The professor and two or three other students. If the tech is good and the bandwidth adequate to keep the session going, it's OK but less good. Think of standing outdoors overlooking the Grand Canyon and then seeing a portion of it, stationary, thru a TV screen. I'd only call that adequate. But also think what will happen to the bandwidth when all the students are simultaneously on line. I'm in Ann Arbor. You can't dependably use your cell phone on game day. Too many people doing the same thing. We'll see.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 9/2/2020 11:18:13 AM (No. 528977)
It's also happening at the elementary school level. My granddaughter in second grade was offered a one-week in the classroom, one-week at home choice. Even while in the classroom they do nothing but color with crayons and watch useless videos. It doesn't take an overpaid teacher to put on that kind of performance, she can do that on her own. It sounds like college is not too far above that level.
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