Originally Posted by pharmasaur
Listen I have nothing against paying for the education of disadvantaged kids. But there needs to be some regulation. As usual the middle class gets hurt when it comes to these kinds of things...the ultra rich can pay hefty tuitions no problem, and the poor get free rides...but the middle class is stuck with the no aid and the high cost of school as well as the higher tax brackets. I mean I know millionaires technically pay more taxes but when you have 10 million dollars and let's say 5 million goes to taxes...it's VERY different than making 100k/yr and having 50k go to taxes. Having to live off of 50k and 5 million is very different (duh). it's just that the middle class keeps getting pushed lower and lower down. Obviously this is not a new idea so please no sarcastic comments.
At least we can control the amount of money given to the poor kids. How about things like
1 - you work your ass off and graduate in 3 years since we're funding you 100% and you dont have to worry about flipping burgers to make some money (this is what i did - i had to pay for school so I finished in 3 years, its doable), as in, no staying 5 or 6 years because the govt is paying for it, double majors not allowed, if you want an extra degree YOU pay for it
2 - we're not paying for you unless your GPA is x.xx
3 - paying very conservative estimates of cost of living, we all know those cost of living estimates school gives out are inflated and u can live pretty luxuriously off of them. one of my roommates who got a free ride to college cuz she was poor was able to afford her OWN room all 5 years while the rest of us had to share to save money.
you would think most of these rules would be obvious but theyre not in place and it frustrates me. now the year i start pharmacy school, bye bye to stafford loans, theyre gonna go fund more poor kids who will most likely not graduate anyways and go to college for the parties, yo
one more thing....why do they get free rides anyways?? why dont they just take loans out like the rest of us do? why do i have to take loans out for school, but the poor kids dont? like just because my family is middle class that means that theyre gonna pay for my loans or something? yeah right i dont think so! i feel like this country discourages hard work and encourages you to live on the street so you can get handouts and breeze through life.
Cry me a river. What a shame that a girl from the ghetto could have some privacy in her own room. How many ghetto kids do you know that have their own room? Strike that. What do you know about being poor and struggling?
Just another "special" little snowflake crying about what everyone else has.