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  1. The Higher Education Consumer Information Poster Campaign • Each poster is 34” by 44,” print at a copy center • Print on plastic or foam board or banner • Post all over campus during September each year • Place on metal laws stakes, get from copy center • Hang banners on balconies and stairs • Place in outdoor and food courts • Cover a wall with many posters • Post in residence halls, one in each • Post in sports stadiums • Make small handbills and handout at events

  2. What am I • paying for?

  3. Higher education is a $440 billion • a year industry • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  4. 70% of US graduates have $30 000+ in debt • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  5. Students pay for tenured professors to take a year paid leave every 3-7 years • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  6. Students pay for teachers! • Teachers are not required to have training in curriculum development • teaching or grading • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  7. Most undergrad classes are taught by instructors and grad students paid an average of • $3000 a course • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  8. The average university professor in the US makes $109 000 a year. The average lawyer makes $91 000 a year. • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  9. In 1975 43% of teachers in US institutions were instructors and not professors. • In 2008 70% of teachers in US institutions were instructors and not professors. • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  10. 1/4 to one 1/3 of freshmen drop, fail or withdraw • WHY? • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  11. Students find programmed explanations easier to understand than other graduate students teaching • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  12. The George Bush Secretary of Education Spellings Commission warned of rise in mediocrity in education • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  13. The George Bush Secretary of Education Spellings Commission requires schools to measure student learning, make the results available and grade schools • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of the World Bank, Colombia Professor

  14. What am I • paying for?

  15. In 1976 there were 42 non-faculty workers per 1000 students in the US. • In 2008 there were 84 non-faculty workers for every 1000 students in the US. • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  16. Students pay for 84 non-faculty workers for every 1000 students • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  17. The average professor puts in 200-400 classroom and office hours a year. • Salaried lawyers put in an average of 1960 courtroom hours annually. • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  18. There is no information available to tell people how much professors get paid to teach and how much they get paid to research • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  19. We know how much students pay for tuition and how much the state pays per student but not how much teachers get paid to teach and how much they get paid to research • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  20. Of 118 football teams nationally, 113 run a deficit. Only 5 made a profit. • If they make enough to pay for themselves they cannot support other sports programs. • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  21. Of 1013 basketball teams nationally under 50 • are in the black. • Many barely break even • with ticket sales and student sports fees • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  22. Most sports teams, even football teams, are subsidized by student fees and college athletics only involve around 1.5% of the student body • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  23. Students pay for varsity sports. Of the 5 football teams nationally that made a profit only two paid in full for all other school athletics programs • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  24. The biggest reason students note for cheating is that the courses call for large amounts of memorization in classes not related to majors • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  25. Students pay for courses they are not interested in and do not advance their careers • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  26. Private institutions are not required to uphold civil rights ensuring equal protection or equal treatment • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  27. Higher income earners have access to university preparatory assistance. • Test preparation and tutoring is a one billion dollar industry. • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  28. Students pay for biased admissions. Children of alumni have a 24% greater chance of being accepted. • Hacker and Dreifus (2011) Endorsed by Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Chief economist of World Bank, Colombia Professor

  29. I pay tuition! • Why do I pay hundreds of dollars in student fees? • Where do they go?

  30. Transparency! Where does my tuition go? Do I pay for teaching? research? services I don’t use? Do I pay for student parties? Do I pay for administrators to eat lunch with other administrators?

  31. What are my student rights? Students do not leave their constitution rights at the university door! How do they apply in the in educational setting?

  32. Do we have a student bill of rights? Does it include: Constitutional Rights Civil Rights Consumer Rights Contract Rights Who wrote this bill?

  33. Do you know where to go on campus to file a grievance or complaint? An academic complaint A conduct complaint An employment complaint A discrimination complaint

  34. The average couple at retirement has $90 000 The average student has $30 000 in debt. Student debt is one third to half an individuals retirement

  35. The average couple at retirement has $90 000 The average student has $30 000 in debt. Student debt is one third to half an individuals retirement

  36. Poor financial investment! File bankruptcy Unemployed Poor educational investment No bankruptcy on student loans!

  37. Twenty five years ago Pell grants covered 1/3 of education Today Pell grants covers less than one 1/5 the of the cost of education

  38. Twenty five years ago Pell grants covered 1/3 of education Today Pell grants covers less than one 1/5 the of the cost of education

  39. Just tell me what it costs for: My teachers My classroom rental My materials and lab fees My administrative fee My room and board

  40. Student loan debt now 1 TRILLION $$$ nationally

  41. What am I • paying for?