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have a lawyer friend who has more than 100k in student loans
thing is, he has a lot of kids and is economically challenged by the choices he has made


Higher education is such a racket. Learning is the cheapest and most accessible it has ever been, but getting a degree is the most expensive.

Law school is a good example. At least the third year is probably unnecessary, and a sleepwalk for many (a very expensive sleepwalk). Plus, you spend 3 years and six-figures, then need to pay about $4K on a separate private course to learn what you need to know to pass the bar exam.

Not to mention, schools aren't particularly interested in whether students learn, as that isn't one of the inputs in the US News rankings. In fact, it is a bit of a stigma professionally if a professor is too good at teaching.

To be fair, there are good professors who do care if students learn. Also, many US universities are good research facilities.

Sorry for the rant. I just was reading the 2019-2020 tuition costs for one of my alma maters and adding up what it would cost to send my kids there.
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