Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pay less to skip your classes

President Obama signs the overhaul of student lending Tuesday. A benefit to increase learning or boondoogle that hurts banks and won't help students? We'll have to wait and see.
If you're an eighth grader now, you can get a student loan under the new program in 2014. And in 2020, only pay 10 percent of your McDonald's salary (would you like fries with that?) paying back the government.
Meanwhile, Powerline reprints a column about attending - or not attending - classes at Dartmouth. I remember having one class like that in the 1980s - "Read along with Alan" was an advertising course taught by a local radio personality. He just read from the book, so many students showed up just for the review class and exams.
It's going to be interesting to see how things shake out as my boys prepare for college time.

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