knitmeapony:

punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

The 1979 student would have to work about 10 weeks at a part-time job (~203 hours) — basically, they could pay for tuition just by working part-time over the Summer. In contrast, the 2013 student would have to work for 35 ½ weeks (~1420 hours) — over half the year — at a full-time job to pay for the same number of credit hours. If you’ve ever attended college full-time, you know that this is basically impossible.
— It’s Impossible To Work Your Way Through College

knitmeapony:

punkrockluna:

ilovecharts:

Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

The 1979 student would have to work about 10 weeks at a part-time job (~203 hours) — basically, they could pay for tuition just by working part-time over the Summer. In contrast, the 2013 student would have to work for 35 ½ weeks (~1420 hours) — over half the year — at a full-time job to pay for the same number of credit hours. If you’ve ever attended college full-time, you know that this is basically impossible.

It’s Impossible To Work Your Way Through College

“In 1979, when the minimum wage was $2.90, a hard-working student with a minimum-wage job could earn enough in one day (8.44 hours) to pay for one academic credit hour. If a standard course load for one semester consisted of maybe 12 credit hours, the semester’s tuition could be covered by just over two weeks of full-time minimum wage work—or a month of part-time work. A summer spent scooping ice cream or flipping burgers could pay for an MSU education. The cost of an MSU credit hour has multiplied since 1979. So has the federal minimum wage. But today, it takes 60 hours of minimum-wage work to pay off a single credit hour, which was priced at $428.75 for the fall semester.”

The Myth of Working Your Way Through College - Svati Kirsten Narula - The Atlantic (via infoneer-pulse)

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theprettygoodgatsby:

prokopetz:

theprettygoodgatsby:

my favorite part of hamlet is at the beginning when they see the ghost of hamlet sr for the first time

and the guards are like “Horatio, you go talk to it! You went to college!”

and Horatio is like “Yeah! I did go to college! I will go talk to the ghost!”

like. where did horatio go to college. did he go to ghost college

That’s actually a really fascinating illustration of how literary tropes have evolved over time.

Throughout much of Western European history, even exceedingly basic formal education - the sort of thing that you or I would learn in elementary school - was largely restricted to the clergy and the children of the very wealthy. Literacy rates were so low that as much as a third of the population were unable to write their own names. (This is where the trope about signing one’s name with an “X” comes from, incidentally.)

Consequently, being college-educated was a really big deal, and contemporary media reflected this. As late as the 17th Century, Western European theatre and literature would often treat college-educated individuals in much the same way that modern media treats comic book super-scientists: experts at everything, able to master new fields in hours or days, and capable of pulling convenient plot devices out of thin air as the narrative demands.

Thus, narratively speaking, it’s totally reasonable for those guards to expect Horatio to be a ghost expert. He’s a university boy - of course he’s a ghost expert.

marry me

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staceyjoy:

briancassella:

Granville T Woods Math & Science Academy, 6206 S Racine in West Englewood. Opened 1965, closed 2013. #cpsgone Named for an African American engineer and inventor who developed many improvements to the railroad system.

RedEye reporter and photographer made a point to visit nearly all 50 of the Chicago Public Schools that were shuttered by budget cuts/infrastructure bullshit/idiocy on today, the first day of school in Chicago.
Because closing schools is always the best idea. Right? RIGHT?
Wrong.

I am so very disappointed in my city sometimes

staceyjoy:

briancassella:

Granville T Woods Math & Science Academy, 6206 S Racine in West Englewood. Opened 1965, closed 2013. #cpsgone Named for an African American engineer and inventor who developed many improvements to the railroad system.

RedEye reporter and photographer made a point to visit nearly all 50 of the Chicago Public Schools that were shuttered by budget cuts/infrastructure bullshit/idiocy on today, the first day of school in Chicago.

Because closing schools is always the best idea. Right? RIGHT?

Wrong.

I am so very disappointed in my city sometimes

As many as 15 percent of freshmen at America’s top schools are white students who failed to meet their university’s minimum standards for admission, according to Peter Schmidt, deputy editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. These kids are “people with a long-standing relationship with the university,” or in other words, the children of faculty, wealthy alumni and politicians.

According to Schmidt, these unqualified but privileged kids are nearly twice as common on top campuses as Black and Latino students who had benefited from affirmative action.

Ten myths about affirmative action (via linzyxxxxx)

well well well look at that.

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OH HEY

OH HEY COLLEGE REPUBLICANS/YAF

OH HEY WOULD YA LOOK AT THIS

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knitmeapony:

whiporwill:

The Whitest Kids U’ Know — The Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegence to the flag of the United States of America

Thank you very very much for letting us little kids live here.

It really really was nice of you.

You didn’t have to do it.

And it’s really not freaky that us little little kids mindlessly recite this anthem every day and pledge their life to a government before they’re old enough to really think about what they’re saying.

This is not a form of brainwashing.

This is not a form of brainwashing.

This is not a form of brainwashing.

This is really the greatest country in the whole world.

All the other countries suck.

And if this country ever goes to war, as it’s often wont to do, I promise to help go and kill all the other countries’ kids.

God bless Johnson and Johnson.  God b;ess GE.  God bless Citigroup.  Amen.

Very good, kids.  Now come and get your Ritalin.