You ignorant capitalist prick - comment from one of our biggest fans.

"Wow. What an ignorant bastard you are. Enjoy your 8-hours-a-day of television you ignorant capitalist prick." Anonymous
Follow us at twitter @ValueOfCollege

Come explore our website at

This blog communicates in tandem with our website This blog is updated more frequently but the website is organized around different topics.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The unsustainable cost of education

The quote I have always loved is: “If you hate the cost of education wait until you see the cost of ignorance.” I love the logic. It is only when you take it to the extremes that it no longer works.

Mish Shedlock has a unique perspective in his post: PhD's In Distress and the Unsustainable Cost of Education

We are in an era when basic classes like Algebra and History can be taught at a far lower cost – and yet the costs are going up not down. We need to question the models, question the assumptions and teach that which will lead to jobs rather than academic enlightenment. Let’s get real – education like everything else needs to be cost competitive.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

California sells it university system?

Excellent article suggesting that California might actually sell their university system to a private entity. Great idea but unless your leader is Maggie Thatcher it ain’t going to happen.

It is time to consider alternatives to the government running our colleges and universities. And the University of Phoenix is as good a choice as any to manage this change.

The problem with government and non-profits running things is they are impervious to change and believe their noble mission should exempt them from providing a practical education at a reasonable cost.