The Higher Education • Student Debt Poster Campaign • Each poster is 10” by 7.5” • Print six to a page and hand out as squares • Put your organization contact info on reverse • Print onto business cards • Put on buttons and hand them out • Make into stickers • Leave on department front desks
Why does college cost $440 billion a year nationally? What are we paying for? • Professors who make on average $109, 000 a year when lawyers, to compare, make $91, 000 a year • Professors who work 200-400 classroom and office hours a year when lawyers work 1960 courtroom hours a year (both do prep) • Professors to have a paid year off every 3-7 years • Additional part time professor substitutes (paid only $3000 a course) • 70% are instructors and not professors (1975 43%) • Teachers with no training in teaching, grading or curriculum • 84 non-faculty workers for every 1000 students (1976 only 42) • High failure rates. 1/4-1/3 of freshmen drop out or fail • Sports programs. 99+% don’t pay for themselves • Only 5 football teams in the nation make a profit • Professors to conduct research • 20% student representation in institutional governments • Academic senates which support a definition of academic freedom which denies students fair grading standards • Educational purchases with no instructions on how to use constitutional, civil, contract and consumer rights in the educational setting The average student in America has $30, 000 in debt after their undergrad Stats by Hacker, Dreifus, 2011 Endorsed by J. Steiglitz Chief Economist World Bank and Nobel Laurate
Where does my tuition go? To classrooms? Old ass projector Cancer lungs chalkboard My ass hurts seats
Where does my tuition go? You can’t find my grade? To administration? Yes, I checked the website I didn’t receive the packet Transcripts cost $5.00?
Where does my tuition go? To the campus? Sports & Athletics No free parking Frames for the hall of professors Sprinklers aimed into walkways
Where does my tuition go? To student events? School mascot Volunteer student band “free” Hot dogs
Where does my dorm fee go? Comfortable facilities? Plug in internet Vintage decor Audio porn through paper thin walls Spooge stained mattress
Grad students av outstanding credit card debt balance for 2006 was $8,612, up 10% from 2003 (Nellie Mae)