- ‘Gay Jeans’ that fade into rainbow-colored denim created
- Divided court strikes down big porn award
- Jimmy Carter: Don’t hurt Russian people with sanctions
- Oldest ex-MLB player dies in Cuba, 2 days shy of 103rd birthday
- ‘Top Gun’ for drones: Squadrons of carrier-based killers have Navy’s approval
- Bill Clinton to endorse Charlie Rangel for re-election
- Pfc. Bradley Manning is now Pfc. Chelsea Manning: Court says so
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t subsidize ‘basket weaving’
The Washington Times makes several good points in the editorial “A debtor’s alternative” (July 30). I would add that the government is also largely responsible for the proliferation of college majors with very poor employment prospects, what we referred to as “basket weaving” when I was an engineering student.
At the same time, employers are in desperate need of people with high-tech skills, and many are recruiting immigrants to fill those needs. Perhaps the availability of loans (and their cost) should be tied to employment statistics that reflect the opportunities that will exist for a student’s chosen field. Why should taxpayers subsidize a student who wants to pursue an occupation with little or no demand, when our society has so many unfilled needs?
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