Why Foreign Students Are Crowding Out American College Kids

Why Foreign Students Are Crowding Out American College Kids

October 18, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


STUDENTS IN THE US ARE HAVING A
MORE DIFFICULT TIME GETTING ACCEPTED IN THE TOP COLLEGES
BECAUSE A LOT OF IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS ARE NOW TURNING TO
FOREIGN STUDENTS IN ORDER TO DIVERSIFY THEIR CAMPUSES, AT
LEAST THAT IS WHAT THEY CLAIM THEY ARE DOING. I’M GOING TO GET INTO SPECIFIC
SCHOOLS AND THEIR NUMBERS. IT IS NOT JUST IV SCHOOLS, A LOT
OF PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES DO THIS BECAUSE THEY MAKE A
LOT OF MONEY INTUITION. THEY DON’T QUALIFY FOR THE SAME
TYPES OF FEDERAL AID MONEY FOR THINGS LIKE THAT.>>QUICK EXAMPLE, UNIVERSITY
OF VIRGINIA. IT IS MUCH HARDER TO GET IN IF
YOU ARE FROM OUT OF STATE. RECENTLY WE DID A STORY ABOUT
HOW THEY ARE ADMITTING MORE PEOPLE THAT ARE OUT-OF-STATE
BECAUSE THEY PAY MORE. I WANT KIDS FROM OTHER STATES TO
BE ABLE TO GO, THAT IS WHY I APPLIED. BUT IT IS SO THAT IT IS
AFFORDABLE FOR THE STUDENTS IN THAT STATE. THE IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS, THAT
IS PROBABLY DIFFERENT. BUT AT THE SAME TIME IF YOU
BECOME A FACTORY FOR MONEY IT DEFEATS THE POINT OF
A GREAT EDUCATION.>>EXACTLY. LET’S TALK ABOUT YALE.>>BY THE WAY, GEORGETOWN IS NOT
AN IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL, BUT THEY ARE A GREAT SCHOOL. I AM CONFLICTED ON THIS. I WANT THE BEST OF THE WORLD
TO COME HERE TO AMERICA. THAT IS FANTASTIC. THAT BRINGS IN MORE SUCCESS,
JOBS, HOPEFULLY THEY STAY HERE AND GROW OUR ECONOMY. ON THE OTHER HAND, INNER THIRST
FOR MAKING MORE MONEY WE ARE CROWDING OUT AMERICANS. THAT IS AN ISSUE. THAT IS WHY I DON’T THINK
IT IS CUT AND DRY. YOU WANT TO HAVE PEOPLE COME IN
FROM ACROSS THE WORLD, IT HAS ANY BLOOD AND THAT
IS WONDERFUL. EVERYONE IS OBSESSED WITH MONEY,
ESPECIALLY THOSE GREAT SCHOOLS. THEY HAVE SUCH GIGANTIC
ENDOWMENTS, JUST RELAX.>>I KNOW. HONESTLY, ONE OF THE BIGGEST
PROBLEMS IS HOW OBSESSED THEY ARE IN RANKING. THERE IS ALWAYS THE QUESTION OF
WHY TUITION KEEPS RISING. ONE OF THE BIG PROBLEMS IS THEY
WANT TO COMPETE WITH ONE ANOTHER, SO THEY KEEP BUILDING. THAT IS HOW YOU ATTRACT THE BEST
TO UNIVERSITY, THAT DRIVES UP THE COST OF TUITION. WHEN IT COMES TO PRIVATE
SCHOOLS, YOU CAN’T GET IN THERE WITH REGULATION AND TELL
THEM YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO ACCEPT X AMOUNT OF
FOREIGN STUDENTS. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO PUBLIC
SCHOOLS, I FEEL WE NEED TO DRAW THE LINE IN SOME CASES. OUR TAXPAYER MONEY GOES
TOWARD THOSE SCHOOLS. I WANT OUR CITIZENS TO GET
PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT IN TERMS OF GETTING ACCEPTED
INTO THOSE SCHOOLS.>>YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE NATIVIST
ABOUT IT, BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO IS HAVE A GREAT GROWTH OF
AMERICAN AND FOREIGN STUDENTS. YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE ALL THE
GROWTH GOING TO IMMIGRANT STUDENTS. THEY WANT THE MONEY LEBOWSKI.>>HAVE TO MAKE ONE MORE POINT. ONE OF THE REASONS WHY A LOT OF
THESE PUBLIC SCHOOLS GO AHEAD AND TAKE MORE STUDENTS
FROM OUT OF STATE OR FOREIGN STUDENTS IS BECAUSE OF
THE INCREASED TUITION. THEY ARE DEALING WITH BUDGET
SHORTFALLS, AND STATES CUTTING THEIR FUNDING SO THEY
ARE TRYING TO MAKE UP FOR THAT. THE WAY THEY DO IT IS BY TAKING
STUDENTS FROM OTHER PLACES. WE HAVE TO SOLVE THAT PROBLEM.>>AT LEAST PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE
THAT EXCUSE. THAT TOP-TIER PRIVATE SCHOOLS DON’T HAVE THAT
EXCUSE.>>THEY DON’T.>>THEY HAVE GIANT ENDOWMENTS. THEY TRY TO GET ME TO GIVE TO MY
UNDERGRAD AND GRADUATE SCHOOLS. I’D RATHER GIVE TO CHARITY. I LOVE EDUCATION, THEY HAVE
PLENTY OF MONEY. TYTNETWORK.COM/GO.