I think this is discriminatory to low income working mothers and other lower income people:
I signed up for two online classes as an in-state student to a community college, and even after the state stipend I get, the total cost was $2,200. That’s fucking ridiculous! Two classes? I can’t afford that! I also can’t afford, nor do I have the time for, in school classes which are more than $100 dollars per credit cheaper. But why is online more expensive?! You have no class limits for most classes, and there is only one teacher and then tech support. Instead of classroom teaching where there are multiple expenses and class limits?!
The books in school are all Pearson books now too, and they cost a fucking mint! I bought a book, it has some special title for the type of book like the “freedom edition” or something and it came unbound. So the pages easily tore out of my binder which I had to shove the damn pages into to keep them in order, and this book cost $92! That’s even a low end of the costs for books. I bought another book for $230 for a class that I ended up having to drop out of and the bookstore wouldn’t take it back. Now two years later I tried to sell it and it’s for sale for $1 online. It is a fucking joke to say that you can get anywhere in this country without money. Even student loans only cover a fraction of most tuition and if you can’t afford a place to live and school, then you just can’t go.
I know it’s been this way for a long time but I had no idea it had gone up so much since last year! I mean I just took classes the beginning of this year and they sure as fuck didn’t cost me that much. They were pricey but they were about $50 cheaper per credit than this summer.
What are we doing?! Rich people don’t even need to go to school anymore because they can just buy their jobs!
Ok I’m a little angry at the whole situation because I really want to go to medical school and I don’t have good enough grades to get in. It seems simple, well I didn’t do well in school so blah blah blah. Well there are several reasons that it effects me more than a wealthier person. I had a hard time through school because I didn’t have a lot of money. The stress of not knowing where your food or rent or anything is going to come from can actually have a huge effect on your performance in school.
I also cannot afford to go to medical school without loans and such, which is another thing I’ll go into in another post, and some schools are much more likely to accept you if you can actually pay. They may claim this isn’t true, and even not legal, but if fucking happens all the time.
I just want to help people! Why the fuck should there be restrictions on my access to schooling because of a few bad grades in high school? Shouldn’t there be a specific test to get into medical school to test your knowledge of… oh wait. There is! But for everything, I think there should be options for people who still have very good skills but didn’t do well in school.
I’m slowly trying to work my grades up to an acceptable place, but starting at a low level and looking at schools that accept 3.5 gpa’s isn’t really a quick process. It would take me a few years to get my gpa up to that, and I’m not an idiot, I should really be allowed to go to school now.
Pissed off and sad and frustrated.