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  1. pillatier

    pillatier Well-Known Member

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    DYohn Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Not at all. You should read the article. :)
     
  3. pillatier

    pillatier Well-Known Member

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    I was joshing!!
     
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    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    The recombination nature is a bit surprising, as the two or three experts agreed.
    Curious if better than 50% confidence will be just around the corner with
    more and broader databases.
     
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    Let me be sure I was not taken out of context. We did a lot of background document checks for the Casino's, not DNA tests and I think people rightly were able to get a piece of the action. The DNA testing and ethnic modeling technology did not really exist back then.

    As far as need based college funding, there may not be a direct link between assistance and ability to check a box, but there is an indirect link. Colleges want to show geographic, ethnic and racial diversity. When you hear the pitch, this is the main focus besides the educational piece of it. Great example. My sons ex girlfriend was able to check a box and got a 25% discount on tuition to go to a mid-west school. Was it because it was the school trying to reach diversity balance in some way, shape or form? Probably. Was it need based. F-no! Her father is a partner in a patent law firm, fairly large house in an affluent town, nice cars. They may be house poor but probably not.

    I am all for need based, scholarships, grants and campus related support for kids that want to go to college. I do find is a bit unfair that someone can drop off their kid in a Lexus and get financial aid. That is taking advantage of the system a bit.
     
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    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

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    Nothing new under the sun.
    but I agree....loop holes need
    to be plugged
     
  7. pillatier

    pillatier Well-Known Member

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    Lexus and Toyota are best buys for reliability. Low end Lexus costs as much as a mid- high range Chevy. Perhaps they are just keeping up with the Jones's kind of people. I don't think we should judge by car alone.
     
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    "Taking advantage" of an available benefit is not exploitive, it's smart. Those benefits and scholarships exist for a reason. Sorry if your family does not qualify, but that does not make them unfair. And DNA alone is NOT enough to qualify for any of them. Hell, my first ex-wife got a college scholarship because she took three years of German in High School, so they are not all based on ethnicity. Perhaps you just need to look harder.
     
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    Notice a few things, I never mentioned at all that I was pissed because we got no assistance for college at all. I made enough money to pay for it and paid my fair share and had no problem doing it. My only point is that the system can benefit people who may need less assistance and get more. On a fixed pool of dollars available, some really smart but lower income kids may not get enough assistance.
     

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