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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

pedexting, tuition, grads jobless

reagan hackleman coined this word in an article from the kxan website
its texting while walking
apparently some lady even fell into a fountain while pedexting once

a ut student got a ticket for pedexting-texting while walking-as
she walked across the street from campus with a group at the
she says she does it all the time
apparently its not illegal to pedext-yet

heck i pedext when i do my 3 mile walk i do every day
try to do it only when i have a wide open pasture or have a
wide open country road to pedext on
will admit i pedexted into a tree once and a fence another time
but never do i pedext on the river bank or on the main highway

the ut student says she has quit pedexting since she got her ticket
wonder if she will try to defend herself in court
hope she wins

sometimes dont the police have better things to do
is it a ticketable offence to walk and read a book
just sayin

the tuition at ut just got raised 2.5% this year
wonder who controls those raises
cant they make cuts like we all have done in our own budgets
to keep the tuition rates down
an education already costs way to much as it is for the amount
of money that we all pour into it with our taxes

can remember when i started medical school the tuition was low
and by the time we graduated 4 years later the tuition had increased
almost 4 times
lucky for me i was on a federal program that paid for my tuition
i just paid for it later with a year for a year obligation
many of my class mates were not as lucky
am sure they were paying for theirs way into their careers

as the cost of education rises more students are getting
priced out of an education
we need to do something about controlling the cost of college and
the financial servitude those who graduate are stuck with for years
to come

not only are they paying more for college but recent graduates even from
well known schools cant get jobs
they are thrust into the throngs of the unemployed
many have huge amounts of student debt that they will have difficulty
many end up with jobs that dont require a college degree as they cant
find employment in their majors

wonder why so many students are involved with the occupy movements
many have extra time on their hands as they cant get jobs
and when they do they are so strapped for debt

where did all of this go wrong
my wife she and i managed to graduate with some debt but nothing like
what these student have
it took us about 10 years to pay it off
now these students pay over 30 years or a life time

add this to our other economical problems we have
its a big one that we will have to deal with for years to come

the organicgreen doctor

1 comment:

  1. maria.snow@leanderisd.orgDecember 14, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Loved the post!!! John has graduated from Texas Tech and is working as a surgical tech. at ADC surgery center. He is waiting to see if he gets accepted into MD/PHD school. Praying he gets in this coming Aug!! Jennifer is Married!! Happened all to fast. She is finishing up her classes and will apply for nursing school. Sure Miss seeing you. Hope all is well with you and your family.