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Monday, December 20, 2004
At Arkansas State University they are training line-men for the local utility company. Why? Because it is cheaper than the utility training the person - public universities are pretty heavily subsidized by the state and federal governments.
Classes began this fall for Odom and 11 other students, covering everything from pole climbing and driving a bucket truck to handling wires and transformers. Students attend for two semesters, and can use the credit toward an associate degree.
Is this what we as a society want mid-tier universities to be doing? Isn't this something that DeVry institute is more suited to doing? ASU is a Division I-A football school and it is giving credits that will go towards an Associate's Degree?
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