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Friday, March 26, 2004

Questions about Edu-ma-cation 

I spent over $150 to take the GREs.

I spent over $200 to take the LSATs.

Now here is a question. Where the hell does that money go?

Who profits from these idiotically high prices? What expenses do these prices offset? Why does the College Board get an automatic monopoly on Grad School Admission tests? Who gave the Bar the absolute right to ban anyone else from becoming a lawyer without jumping through all their stupid hoops?

What does the Department of Education pay for? Why don't they pay for me to take the GREs and/or LSATs? Are they paying for something more important? If not, why don't we simply abolish it all together, so that I do not have to pay taxes into it, and therefore, leave me with more money with which to finance my education?

Looking at their webpage and budget (http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/tables.html?src=rt for those who care), the Dept. of Education does seem to spend most of their money wisely. I was actually pleasantly surprised to see that. However, at this point, I'm not gonna delete this blog. I wasted my time writing it, you can waste your time reading it. Although, I don't see why Howard University gets special funding directly from the DoE.

Also, apparantly in the budget is something called the "Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program." I don't see why I have to pay for that. Sounds like some Black colleges simply refuse to desegregate. Guess they don't value diversity.

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