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College costs nearly double rate of inflation

A new survey has news that will come as no surprise to parents paying for higher education. It shows college costs this year are nearly double the rate of inflation. Getting a college education continues to costs students and families more. The college board released its annual survey of college costs on Monday and found that tuition and fees at four-year public schools increased by 6.6 percent this year. For in-state tuition the current average total is now $6,185, up $381 from last year. Room and board pushes the total cost to more than $13,500 for the year. Private school tuition rose more than $1,400 to nearly $24,000 for the year. To pay for college, about three-quarters of full-time undergraduates receive some financial aid, which totaled $97 billion in 2006 to 2007 but the large rise in tuition and fees -- greater even than the rate of inflation -- a bigger jump compared to financial aid offered to them. But with college costs rising for many who want to earn a bachelor's degree that could mean more borrowing.

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Another 'modest proposal'

For a millennium, the world has been plagued with stupid people corrupting society and bastardizing the value of life for all of mankind. The intellectually handicapped have been reproducing at a substantially greater rate than those with a fully functional brain. The problem of the unintelligent reproducing is, and has been, a serious threat to society that has gone unchecked for far too long. It is the responsibility of man to solve this problem before a reverse Darwinism takes effect. It is depressing to think (especially at the high school age) that people with a high IQ are generally stereotyped as "geeks" or "nerds" because they choose to do more intellectually stimulating activities like homework, and reading, instead of those activities preferred by their peers like power lifting, full contact football without head protection, or crushing cans on one's head. So while the intelligent are exiled from the masses, the ignorant are cherished and embraced. Due to the substantial amount of low IQ reproduction and relatively low amount of high IQ reproduction, the intelligent become fewer and farther between. Since mankind obviously cannot control itself enough to make strides for the future, the populace spins into an out of control state of reverse Darwinism where the stupid people survive and the smart people perish. Some form of action must be taken, one which can be governed effectively and immediately to pull a populace from a malevolent tailspin toward disaster. First off, charity should be outlawed. No longer should people be allowed to use their children as a source of income. People who cannot afford to have kids simply should not have kids. Unemployment benefits also must be disbanded — go get a job. That isn't to say those with disabilities should not be helped, but not with handouts, just a hand. One of the greatest minds of the century, Stephen Hawking, is immobile. Yet the courageous Mr. Hawking still manages to make strides in the areas of physics, despite being confined to his wheelchair. Second, the government should compile a standardized test to thoroughly analyze any and all 5th grade students in the country for IQ levels. Based on the results of the test, those who perform in the bottom 25 percent should be executed. The executions will not be inhumane; simple lethal injections while one sleeps would be sufficient. With the bottom of every class systematically removed, over time the world would inevitably thrive and prosper like never before. It is true that, without the unintelligent, there will be no one to mess up one's order at the local fast food joint, or people on the news to give one something humorous to talk about at the water cooler at work the next morning, but that is a sacrifice, as a race, that simply must be made.


You would have fit in just perfectly in the Germany of the 1930's and 40's.

Justin Jones

Well, basically YOU are screwed. Commonsense can not be taught at school or any college. Your either born with it or not. You were NOT so , bummer for you. I think you should be executed, humanely of course.

For the responses so far

At least it made you think. That is far funnier and better than the responses that you came up with. For the record this was a publication that was written by a high school age dude. He posted it on Neals News on I dare you to look further into the story and see how silly your comments sound now.


"Based on the results of the test, those who perform in the bottom 25 percent should be executed." Duh. I am questioning your intelligence with ideas like that. Children do not ask to be born from low IQ parents. Not all intelligent people score high on IQ tests. A lot of us are intelligent in ways that others are not. Not all people whom you would consider unintelligent have children to excess. The problem is not with IQ it is with commonsense which many people including yourself are greatly lacking. I know many intelligent people who can not fix minor household items Ex: simple plumbing, automobiles, appliances, Pc's. While I have never scored high on IQ tests and am a female I can do these things plus much more. Plus I can cook ! My Father is a mechanical engineer, all my cousins are Doctors, my sister & niece's IQ is probably higher than theirs. My son scored at 12th grade levels in the 4th grade and has a 1400 on his SATs. He came from very average parents who would have probably failed your test. High IQ people do not produce high IQ babies. Their children are raised in more enriching environments. The lower IQ, usually lower income parents can not provide that or they do not have the wherewithal or commonsense to raise their children properly. You can go to college and get numerous degrees but if you have no commonsense you wont get very far in the real world. So work on your commonsense first and maybe with your brilliance you can think of a solution better than murder to correct the lack of commonsense in the world and fix those ratios.


You are right Zip, commonsense is greatly lacking in todays society. For an example see the idiot that plagiarized Justin Jones news article.