Thursday, August 21, 2008

No Wonder College is So Expensive

Some universities, according to the Times today, are giving ipods and iphones to their entering students. Great humanities technique (she remarked with irony)--load them down with technology so they're in even more of an electronic haze than the rest of the populace. Plus, once completely addicted to expensive technology (and burdened with college loans), these kids will certainly need to get high-paying corporate jobs; no nonprofits need apply. It seems to me that the price of higher education is one of those many unspoken-of scandals with which the country is rife. But there are so many and I don't have time to go into them now because I'm off to Costco!

2 comments:

Heyeon said...

How about a list even if partial of unspoken scandals?

Carolina said...

I guess I'm assuming since there are so many scandals that are occasionally spoken of--the firing of federal d.a.'s, the politisizng of justice dept. hires, the cover-up of evidence against wmds, the outing of a cia agent, and on and on, that there are a lot we know nothing of.