Budget Cut Problems
In the article “Budget Cuts Multiply Students Debt” Bruce Parsons state that the budget cuts problems are not only in the tuition increase. Parsons argues that because of the budget cuts that it is hard to keep up with class work. He states that the students are to download everything and absorb the cost of printing themselves. Which adds to the cost of being a student. Parsons says that higher education has become more about profit than about learning. In conclusion Parsons states that what many people forget is that everyone is not luck and fortunate as others.
Parsons first point was that the budget cut problems were not only in the increase in tuition but in the jobs in our area. In agreeing with Parsons, I believe that the budget cut will decrease our jobs. As a college student who has two more years left in college I am worried about getting the job I want. Right now I am working in a fast food restaurant and I do not plan to be there forever. So I would have to agree with Bruce Parsons that the budget cuts do pose many problems.
The next point that Parsons makes is that because of the budget cuts there is a shortage of paper on campus. Students are to download syllabus and absorb the cost of printing themselves. Therefore, raising the cost of being a student. I can’t say that I completely agree with this point. In the couple of years that I have been in college I have never had to print syllabuses off of the Internet. I was always given a copy from my instructor.
Another point made by Parson is that higher education has become more about profit instead of learning. I would have to say that I agree with this point. It seems today that all the budget cuts comes in the form of education....
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...ery seldom do you hear a parent encourage a child to be a teacher. Why is that? Because when it comes to cutting the budgets education comes first. Meaning lower pay cuts for teachers. Giving us fewer subjects to choose from. In most cases no arts and humanities. It all seems to go into a vicious circle we need an education to become a doctor or a lawyer. But then there are budget cuts and tuition goes up. Those who can afford the education cost becomes doctors and lawyers while those who better suited for the jobs become the working class that helps pay for these doctors. Other wise any of the less fortunate people have to go into debt to afford a decent tuition.
Parsons, Btuce. “Budget Cuts Multiply Students Debts.” The Trail Blazer Online. 18 February 2004. Morehead State University. 18 February 2004. <www.trailblazeronline.net>