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  •  No mention of the cost of getting a STEM degree (0+ / 0-)

    If I were to do a cost/benefit analyses I would say the risks out weigh the benefits of getting a degree for the average person.

    Another thing to consided is where do these foreign students get the financing to pursue a degree?  I'm willing to bet if they got it in their own country either their government paid for or helpled pay for a large chunk of it.

    When I cannot sing my heart. I can only speak my mind.

    by Unbozo on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 02:34:45 PM PDT

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    •  You can buy a degree for (3+ / 0-)
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      ScienceMom, Mannie, lotlizard

      a few hundred dollars in India without even going to a class.

      Try to compete with that.  Indian body shops send 6 experts where only one or two know anything.  The others sit and look busy.  Managers feel they beat the system by hiring 6 for the price of 5 U.S. workers.

      Projects go over budget by orders of magnitude until a U.S. citizen blows the whistle.

      Technodyne scandal is on example, but it happens at most outsourced departments. The price is quoted per head to do a project, or run an operation, and the billing goes on until the money runs out.

      Under Mayor Bloomberg, Citytime contract ballooned from $63 million where it had started out in the Giuliani years, to more than $700 million.
      •  True, but they're not coming here H1B's! n/t (0+ / 0-)

        You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

        by Rich in PA on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 04:08:25 AM PDT

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