John Oliver discusses student debt, which is awful, as well as for-profit colleges, who are awfully good at inflicting debt upon us.
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Lol about the perfume, honestly though I think it's pretty normal if you have an oldschool type mom who has a particular 'scent' she wears all the time. Before my Nana died, the go-to default gift for her was her brand of perfume, and that was coming from her daughter/grandkids. It's not about like, romancing your mom, it's about knowing what she likes and will appreciate having.
I'd also recommend getting your gen ed courses at a community college. It's a lot cheaper and they transfer over. And don't go while you're unsure of your major. There's nothing wrong with taking time to think it over
Kinda frustrated how he didn't touch on the rampant misuse of funding public universities engage in every year. My university just spent 2 million on a NEW mansion for the chancellor (note I said new because they already had a mansion for the chancellor) not to mention the fact he gave himself a several hundred thousand dollars raise. My university also have more administrative positions then teaching positions. My brother works in financial area of the university and they run a profit every quarter but at the end of the fiscal year the launch a massive spending campaign building buildings we don't need and giving raises to administrative. Not trying to distract from profit schools but the public universities have some pretty serious problems too.
While Student Loans are among the most difficult get out of, you can thank current Congress for relaxing regulation on poor banks (the same of that caused the 2008 stock market crash and the next one later this or next year). Apparently Fed's gift of 0% for a decade and $4.5T of printing wasn't enough.
Holy fuck, paying for school? Where I live almost everything is 'free' (well, taxes). Education, public transport, healthcare, gas, water, electricity, internet, housing (although you can buy bigger house of course). Even basic groceries (bread, milk, eggs, diapers, vegetables) are free here albeit to a monthly maximum.
All we pay for is luxury items like cars, computers, etc.
I wasn’t looking at the screen when he said “emo bands” and I rewound to make sure it was a picture of My Chemical Romance (although I would have accepted Black Vail Brides; not as famous as MCR but they photograph funnier)
I actually DID get a student loan forgiven. I borrowed close to $80,000 to go to Airline Training Academy. September 11 came along during my airline school career and destroyed the airline industry. I basically finished most of my training, but the school went out of business before I graduated. Several months after the fact and when the forbearance period was over I started getting collection calls. I sent a single, one time letter to Key bank, the student loan company, with 2 options. Either, "If you claim my student loan is non-dischargable in bankruptcy, my school closed before I officially graduated so you must discharge my debt as that's the rule with student debt, or if you say it was 'A Key Bank Alternative Student Loan' so that rule doesn't apply, I will discharge it in bankruptcy. Thank you. Now go fuck yourself." I also started to try and organize the other students who were in the same position. As I seemed to be a giant pain in the ass, they never contacted me again and I gave up trying to organize the students (who I believe most of whom are still paying their loans back). Some students got REALLY screwed in that they were only at school for a matter of days before it closed and were still on the hook for $80,000+.
Once again I feel so lucky to be born in Finland, where the level of education is one of the best in the world and completely free. I don't understand how America can operate schools & collages as businesses. It's so wrong.
I had great grades in high school and got several scholarships even with that I could not afford to go to college so now even though I would love to get a higher education I cannot justify the debt I would go into for a humanities degree which as many know does not guarantee a lucrative career
Long ago I graduated from a private college where R&B&T was $5800/year. It's now $24000/year. I hated that school for a variety of reasons. That school was also heavily into student loans but it also didn't care if I stayed or left-there were more warm bodies to take my place.
Interesting that John didn't mention Harward and such universities, which advertise themselves even in the movies. Tons and tons of movies. And movies are usually very expensive. From that fact alone you can conclude how large percent of their income actually goes to marketing, leaving only bits for the actual education. John has focused on the small thieves, because he's afraid to attack the big ones.
Now this I really hate. John Oliver instafasced. Jeez, him and Colbert are little rightwing shits nowadays. Ask any economist John. Ask yourself. I'm sure even Oliver knows he's just straight-up lying about Stein's common-sense proposal.
Unfortunately I was scammed by itt when I got my associates . I'm going to do my best to pay it back, but it ruined my ability to go to school for a 4 year degree. I am a honor student but nobody respects it coming from itt. Thankfully I've racked up slot of certifications and work experience so I'm doing great although paying over off a total 40k for a 2 year degree is depressing. I was young and stupid and thought I was doing the right thing. Had no mentors to save me, just a kid in the hood talked into going into massive debt, but was going to fulfill his dream of becoming a computer scientist anyway most likely with out it.
It's definitely the other schools too doing this. The college I went to has multiple 'fund raisers' a year begging for tens to hundreds of millions, all while constantly firing anyone they can so they can hire new people and have a few more years before someone asks for a raise. Now, quite a large percentage of the people that work there are honestly good people, but whoever is running the place is absolutely not, and most assuredly looking for ways to get rid of the good ones.
I recommend that Gen Z and future generations be smart and apply for ancestry to leave the US asap. The US is not the best place to live. Parents should apply to prove EU citizienship at a very young age so their kids can escape the US after HS. Kids should be learning a second language and plan to attend college and grad school overseas to pressure the US to lower tuition. I did this and am attending grad school in Europe and it will cost me 3000 US dollars in 2020. I wish I had this plan in undergrad cause I could have left the US for school 5 years ago. Parents who see this please set your kids up to leave the US for college while you still can.
Many private colleges are just fine. You need to check if they are accredited. You need to make sure you have a plan. I would also be interested to know what the graduation rates for public colleges/universities are.
I'm close to graduation from a community college. I managed to not debt myself, but I'm living with my parents, I have a job and every cent goes directly to college. That being said, there is no way I'm going to any University.
I went to a community college and came out with more money than I started with thanks to scholarships. I think the smartest course of action to take is to go the community college route for your first two years, you're getting education without having all your money squeezed out of you.
The sad part is, whether the govt wants to except it or not, you need to go to college to get a job that will sustain your life. There is no way around it anymore. In fact, jobs are even going a step forward and requiring several years of experience as well as many degrees because they are all pieces of shit.
I'm a sophomore in college right now majoring in aviation flight (so expensive that people switch majors halfway through freshman year because they can't pay for college and flight training at the same time. there goes your pilots of the future) I have 2 loans taken out right now and I have about $57,600 of student loans. I pay $25 a month for each loan. I'm going to be paying $100 a month in my senior year. I'll be about $115,200 in debt when I graduate and a poor pilot until I get into the airlines. Oh and pilots are forced to retire at 65 years old.
Research the schools u are singing up for. Veterans do not pay for the college they actually receive a living expense while attending classes. Regulations lead to a more corrupt government that will increasingly focus on what people giving them money want rather than what its original functions are. If u attend a college and get ripped off then its your fault. Research the college find if and by who they are accredited write reviews on the college. The free market works so long as your not a lazy twat who expect the world to be nothing but unicorns and rainbows.
I went to a state college. I have a Bachelors degree and an associates degree that I can't find work with, as well as 90k student loan debt. If anything gets reformed, I would focus on requiring some 'direct to resume' work experience..
2 years later ... John Oliver bashes the ONLY candidate that wants to get rid of government debt ... Jill Stein.
John is really BIG on the issues ... but when it comes to those solutions to those issues ... he doesnt care.
John = corporate shill
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