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President Obama and his state of the union speech stressing the importance of standard criteria for -- comparisons.
My administration will release a new college scorecard the parents and students can use to compare schools based on a simple creditors.
Where you can get the most bang for your educational -- And you bipartisan legislation is expected to be re introduce this week -- that would require states to make college graduates average salaries accessible to public.
And -- president and CEO of the association of private sector colleges and universities.
And former congressman from Wisconsin Steve Gunderson here now with more -- Of course son has -- to get most out of their degree Steve I'm glad you're with us right now sir but really is this the is this we want to know lowers it a bigger issue about.
Free money from the government coming to universities knowingly and some MF where they keep -- prices.
Well it's it's both the above first -- we ought to push every step we can you give students and their families every bit of information they can to make the decision but we're -- scholar.
College when -- go to college what -- to pursue its after.
The same time let's realize that the total expenditures the federal level last year for -- title forced federal student financial aid grants and loans was about a 165.
So it's real money so I think we're talking about return on investment com conversations.
For both the government and the student.
Representative doesn't depend on the child -- well I mean like I -- be like it go -- kid coming out of the community college to become the next CEO of some major corporation.
I could also be a slacker rich kid it was sent to Harvard on our parents' -- an end -- doing nothing.
Well I I think that's why you have a bit of controversy within the higher education community because right now.
Post secondary programs that have a career occupational focus actually -- producing better incomes and some of our liberal arts devalues.
Causes some people in higher education be very uncomfortable.
And the reality is we're going to have to look at this in the way that -- respects the incredible cost for students and their families.
The reality of a jobless recovery.
And the reality of government spending more money than they probably haven't resources so something is going to come what all of us need to do is try to figure out what works best for everybody especially the student.
It's also about the as you point out what we're teaching our kids to write -- I mean.
I -- my classic mythology class but I damn -- -- that was gonna get me nowhere and so therefore it could not major and it.
But it well that's what it's about series and in.
Then there's no question dead in 2013.
Were not only talking about education for the sake of education.
We're talking about education with a career focused so that there are steals a student could take into the workplace without them they're not going to get higher.
And are we talking about that that and all I sometimes feel like this is.
It's -- -- conversation sometimes.
Well I think it has not been a focus in the past because in recent years we've talked about learning for the sake of learning you can't look at the environment the collision of those different environmental issue that brought about earlier.
The jobless economic recovery.
Student debt government resources -- -- Without saying how do we put the money where we get the most.
Bang for the buck his president says -- that is clearly on Career Education.
Giving students whether they be out of high school or they be adults coming back to school the opportunity to get those skills that will allow them to improve their job.
There's a quick statistic I'd love to tell people it's.
If you have an associate degree.
-- a high school diploma.
You are going to earn between 425000.
In half million dollars more in lifetime earnings.
Education works but education with a career occupational focused works really well.
Steve -- thank you for being with us representative.
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