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Should Kansas Regents universities be more selective when it comes to accepting students?

Response Percent Votes
59% 478
36% 292
Not sure.
4% 34
Total 804


spammer89 9 years, 6 months ago

Why don't they ever have a "I do not care" choice.

absolutelyridiculous 9 years, 6 months ago

No way! State school supported by state funds should be open to all Kansas residents, regardless! This elitist attitude is for the birds.

tvc 9 years, 6 months ago

Exactly Lloyd! I don't see why they care.

SpeedRacer 9 years, 6 months ago

Kansas needs to develop a community college system to provide both a buffer for general ed classes for students before entering the university system, and a method for students to get the education they need for professions not requiring a university degree.

lisaj 9 years, 6 months ago

the responsiblity for recognising the deficiencies in our lower educational systems lies with the state board of education which has the same funding source as the board of regents, right? our state government. This should not be the responsiblity of the individual desiring education.

LloydDobbler 9 years, 6 months ago

We all pay taxes...all of us should have the right to fail or succeed at a public university. In addition, even the standards that are currently in place are routinely disregarded by the universities themselves.

lee66049 9 years, 6 months ago

Universities should be open to students. They should be more careful about selecting professors. Anytime we have someone teaching law, accounting and the like and they never made a living in that field.....well that is just plain funny. Some of them are so wrapped up in the text book world they have no idea there is a real world around them and they are living right in it. The most egotistical career field I have ever seen is the college professor.

lisaj 9 years, 6 months ago

I also agree students going to public university should have as much access as possible. To see education even at the highest levels as only for the brightest is elitist. K-16, that's what we owe all the children for all the taxes we pay!

coltrane 9 years, 6 months ago

YES, but with a written test for writing skills and reading comprehension as part of the admission process.this will create more jobs in cities with colleges in order to evaluate those applications.

jumpin_catfish 9 years, 6 months ago

We are already living with the results of dumbed down standards at all levels of the educational structure. Just look at other countries around the world that are kicking our butt in math and science. Tougher requirements, I vote yes.

kuthruandthru 9 years, 6 months ago

I wonder how many people who posted even went to college?

gccs14r 9 years, 6 months ago

The Regents schools are spending a fortune on remedial education, teaching kids things they should have learned in grade school. If you can't read, write, or do simple arithmetic, go to a JuCo first. After you get your degree, go back home and fix your K-12 system, so that future generations are prepared for college.

threshermom 9 years, 6 months ago

I don't think the schools should be more selective, but I don't think they have to offer remedial classes. If you are accepted and fail the classes--- then you fail.

dinglesmith 9 years, 6 months ago

"No way! State school supported by state funds should be open to all Kansas residents, regardless! This elitist attitude is for the birds."Elitist? How is that? Every Kansan does have the right to attend KU or any other state school. They just have to perform at an acceptable level. Is it ethical to accept tuition from students who are known not to be prepared only to watch them fail? Is it sensible to re-teach high school at the University?A much more sensible position is that all Kansans have the right to attend some state supported institution, not necessarily KU. Place people where they are prepared to be. When they are successful, they will always have further opportunities no matter the level. Where Kansas falls down in some respects is the link between universities and community colleges. We could do a much better job of: (i) formally defining the transition from Kansas community colleges to universities; and (ii) making sure community colleges are providing adequate preparation.

triplegoddess13 9 years, 6 months ago

BS! If you're in college you're there for a reason. Kansas schools should take Kansas students. The students need to understand why they are there and do the work. Get added help from someone if you need it-there are programs for that. Put on your big people undies and become an adult and if you had a problem with your lab partner unbunch your undies and speak up. Don't blame your problems on someone else because you didn't say something. It's called a life lesson-learn it!

ModerateOne 9 years, 6 months ago

absolutelyridiculous (Anonymous) says:"No way! State school supported by state funds should be open to all Kansas residents, regardless! This elitist attitude is for the birds."Agreed. It would be a horrible world indeed if we were to judge people on their performance and their character. After all, the Constitution says that all people are equal. It doesn't say that all people are created equal.

jonas_opines 9 years, 6 months ago

spammer89 (Anonymous) says:"Why don't they ever have a "I do not care" choice."I think that they do. Way up at the top right of your browser, there's a large red button with an X on it, probably. If you don't care, then you click that and it removes the issue.

justthefacts 9 years, 6 months ago

I am all for education for all people. I am even willing to pay for a lot of it for young people. But what is a crying shame is the snobbiness of people who still believe that only a degree from a 4 (or more) year university is worth having. Not every person has the particular skill set to do well, enjoy or benefit from a 4 year degree. It is no shame and no sign of a low IQ to think otherwise. Many people push their children towards such degrees and schools for reasons that have less to do with wanting them to have a better life and make more money then it does with feeling second class with a degree from a technical or community college. Despite the evidence that individuals who attend such institutions are very often just as (if not more) intelligent and even more focused or mature! Many short sighted snobby parents would rather see their child with a 4 year liberal arts degree and no job skills or future then a 2 year tech college degree which would get them a HIGH paying job and personal satisfaction right away. I know - I was one of these parents. But I have seen the light and am spreading the word - Don't waste money and time (not to mention do damage to ego) by insisting that everyone be able to attend a 4 year college. University course work is not for everyone. Having admission standards that would help determine - in advance - who is not as likely to do well there is a way to help people. Not punish them.

justthefacts 9 years, 6 months ago

And P.S. Tech colleges and community colleges ARE supported by public funds!

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