If you are about to attend college, you may want to read this before you take out those student loans! #GMN #CubanKnowsBest

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So I know this article is old, but it still holds relevance to what is happening with college institutions around the U.S. today! We can all agree that college has really become a HUGE MONEY MAKING BUSINESS that has really put a hefty price tag on a college education. So why is this happening? The truth is “their primary revenue source tuition, once a number that was never really questioned is becoming a value decision by prospective students”. We are beginning to see schools state and federal funding decline because they are taking on debt to pay for new facilities.

For example,

“You can’t go to a big state university and not see construction. Why ?

Why in the world are schools building new buildings ? What is required in a business school classroom that is any different from the classroom for psychology or sociology or english or any other number of classes ? A new library, seriously ? What is worse is that schools are taking on debt to pay for this new construction”. -Mark Cuban

So the next time, you pass by a college institution and you see new buildings being put up just know that they are in deep TROUBLE and you should probably steer clear! Now I am not saying you should NOT go to college because for one reason, college broadens your mind and helps facilitates a new set of ideas! All I am saying is go to a college that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg so you wont have to worry about paying back $50,000 worth of student loan debt!

Source

http://blogmaverick.com/2013/01/26/will-your-college-go-out-of-business-before-you-graduate/

The reality is College isn’t for everyone, but I do love the enthusiasm and forward thinking people around this plan!

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Andrea’s story is definitely inspiring and sheds some light on why higher education is essential for people who want to succeed in the workforce. The downside to obtaining a college degree these days is that it has gotten OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive after the economic recession, which has allowed Americans to either drop out of college and gain real world experience, start their own business, or not attend college at all. Don’t get me wrong, some people can really thrive with a college degree under their belt….IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE, but others are more likely to struggle without having some sort of credential that employers value in today’s society. President Obama’s America’s College Promise plan to make two years of community college free for students is a good step towards helping adult learners return to finish a degree, but we need to keep in mind that college IS NOT for everyone. Also, if community college is going to be free, who is going to pay for it? #QuestionEverything

Source

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/americans-going-college-enough-them-graduating-we-need-arne-duncan?trk=hp-feed-article-title-channel-add

White House America’s College Promise Proposal (Fact Sheet)

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/09/fact-sheet-white-house-unveils-america-s-college-promise-proposal-tuitio 

I wish this was available before I started college hunting….. #FreeCollege #LJFamFoundation

Lebron-james

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Thanks Lebron for making it easier for students to attend college! Like many of you already know, college isn’t realistic for many and some just plain out don’t want to go, which is understandable given the cost and the invaluable experience that can be learned outside of an educational institution. Its comforting to see athletes making a difference by providing free education for those who cannot afford one so kudos to King James for being the change within children and young adults who aspire to make a difference in the world! #Cheers #Kudos

Source

http://mashable.com/2015/08/14/lebron-james-college-tuition/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

ANOTHER INTERNSHIP LAWSUIT! Honestly, you would think companies would have learned by now to pay their interns OR face an unimaginable amount of lawsuits! :/ #Fashion #GMN

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I really don’t understand why MAJOR multi-million or billion dollar companies do not pay their interns!! It really grinds my gears that interns are being misused as regular FT employees when in fact the law states that “The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff”! -Department Of Labor  Other media conglomerates have already faced similar class action lawsuits in the past such as NBCUniversal, Viacom, Condé Nast , CBS, Fox Broadcasting Company, and many more. Just pay your interns, even if it’s minimum; and cover their expenses so you won’t get sued all the time! Saves everyone A LOT of headaches! #EndRant

Source

http://mashable.com/2015/08/11/olsen-twins-interns/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

If you or any of you’re friends are thinking about doing internships, please be cautious and know your rights!

U.S. Dept. Of Labor Website

http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm