Well said, Harry. You want God to bless your work? Then you must WORK.
Astropig - I never said it was any sort of entitlement. I said it is becomming too expensive for the masses - ie, most people. Hence, you will see fewer people going to college and those people will tend to be from wealthier familes.
While I agree that frivolous spending habits of the me-centered society as a whole is driving this trend to an extent, so is the fact that UTC has increased tuition year after year by anywhere from 7-10%. It will soon be impossible for many to attend simply because they lack funds and don't want to be saddled with a 50k balance when they graduate with their degree in forrestry or some other such useless degree.
Wrong, student loans are NOT relative to salary. You can graduate from UTC with a BS in education and teach middle school and make LESS in a year than your student loan, or you can get your BSEE and make enough to cover yourself.
College is quickly becomming unaffordable for the masses as the class system slowly separates the upper class from the ever growing lower class and ever shrinking middle class. You will eventually see it revert to what it was many decades ago - only the rich go to college, the rest of us must squeek by as servants to the wealthy.
Just anbother example.
I wonder if the 'board of regents' voted unanimously for a paycut for themselves? I bet they will vote themselves a nice raise and take a "well-deserved" vacation after their struggle to piece to gether a budget at the expense of everyone else.