November 28, 2007

Seriously...WTF!?

I have one question...what is the point of a public university system that costs more to attend than Harvard?

You think I'm joking? Under the proposed tuition hikes, it will cost more for a non-resident to attend UT Law than Harvard. Here are the numbers:

Harvard Law Tuition................$38,490 per year.
Yale Law Tuition.....................$40,900 per year.

Recommended UT Tuition

Non-resident Law '08-'09........$39,130 per year.
Non-resident Law '09-'10........$44,214 per year.

Now, here is what you get for your money.

Harvard
Average first year class size - 80.
Student to faculty ratio - 10.5 to 1.

Yale
Average first year class size - 62.
Student to faculty ratio - 7.3 to 1.

UT Austin
Average first year class size - 112.
Student to faculty ratio -14 to 1.

Considering these factors, UT should cost 55% less, since the class sizes are 55% bigger than Yale.

Therefore, the max tuition should be $40,900*.55= $22,495!!!

I could go on and on, but I guess this really is a society lacking equality. Maybe the idea of having balanced power is driving those in power to stifle the education of pretty much anyone not filthy rich.

Education should be available to anyone who wants it, and our states' failure to make education universally available clearly demonstrates a critically confused value system. "Republicans are the value party," my Ass!

OK, I'm stopping or else this will quickly deteriorate into an ugly rant.

So like I said, Seriously - WHAT THE FUCK!?

"For the people my ass!"
-Closet Purist

Posted by Closet Purist at November 28, 2007 11:10 PM

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