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  1. keithwms's Avatar
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    The problem in Turkey isn't unique. There is so much pressure, worldwide, for students to find placement in universities. It just isn't possible, the numbers don't add up... and would we really want everyone to get a ~4 yr college degree? I think we do need more schools that teach real-world skills, and which really help them find good jobs.
  2. Mustafa Umut Sarac's Avatar
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    I dont know who is luckier , US students or Turkish Students. This Sunday , 2 million high school graduates will enter to the exams for university and 200 000 will be accepted. 1.8 million will look to the air. But gov universities costs 400 dollars per year. If I had 1 billion , I would build a 2 million students university campus for them. I am seeing in my dreams while I was designing the campus.

    I think we must find a solution for them , may be more open universities , distant education programs. Rich families send their children to abroad and they could find third grade universities and departments and they remain jobless here. There is few public libraries full of 60 years of age books and interlibrary costs 25 dollars per book. Ah thank you internet , everyone have it and if they can escape from oscar movie stars or football or shit loaded women pictures of microsoft site , they can do something.

    Gov passes 12 year education rule and its good but we need more , we must make it 16.

    Thank you god , there is no visa to Russia or Ukraine and university and dormitory costs 2000 dollars per year , same expense with Turkey.

    Umut
    Istanbul
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  4. holmburgers's Avatar
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    Fascinating entry Keith. I'm constantly in awe of the cosmos.

    Is there a kind of material that would block this radiation? If so, you could make a cosmic contact print.

    Neutrinos are fascinating to me; that they more or less go through all matter unhindered. It's amazing to imagine the millions of these particles flying through every atom of our bodies right now.
  5. keithwms's Avatar
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    This MSNBC article provides some additional perspective:

    http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_new...ing-to-explode

    In case anyone suffers from the illusion that there isn't a problem, let me quote:

    "Student loan debt in the U.S. now totals more than $1 trillion. That’s more than all the outstanding credit card debt in the country."

    It is time for American colleges and universities to step forward and become part of the solution... or else they simply continue to be part of the problem.
  6. keithwms's Avatar
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    I can now report the successful exposure and development of two plus-x negs following this method. The edges are good and crisp.
  7. keithwms's Avatar
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    Thanks Critical thinking is definitely in ever shorter supply. There are just far too many black boxes that we rely upon, too many assumptions made by our young people. I really worry that the classic education of being made to think and then think again is quickly eroding, to be replaced by, I don't know, Rosetta Stone.
  8. Mike Wilde's Avatar
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    I think you have said it well. I have juniors under me who cannot think beyond their computer or smartphone. The 'is this a reasonable answer' ability is missing in all of them.
    That I atribute to a lack of critical questioning as a component to thier current 'learning paths'.
  9. keithwms's Avatar
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    True. Attention on me please!!! Spotlight! Accolade!
  10. clayne's Avatar
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    More and more ways of marketing "individuality" to individuals devoid of both attention and individuality. That's actually a great subject for another blog article, Keith - the Selling of Me or alternatively Buying Myself.

    Basically, as the population grows and the individual becomes even more of a cog, anything that can restore or provide even a smidgen of light on them will be considered valuable. Example A: Facebook.


 

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