- Apr 2010
- Pittsburgh, PA
I could see that in the STEM fields. We need people to study engineering. They then use that degree to contribute to society. But if someone is dumb enough to get a degree in something like gender studies, then that's their problem. All they're going to do with that is teach it which furthers the cycle of uselessness.Agree. I do like the idea of lowering costs of colleges however I have been reading that a lot of expense coming from state and public universities is their pension plans. The public college my oldest attended said in a recent publication that over 50% of their costs go to retired professors and admin and that they are contractually obligated. They actually expect it to get worse as some retire earlier and live longer. I do think this is going to be a huge cost at many places.