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Has to be better than entitled opiate addicts who parrott their billionaire emperor and millionaire news enterntainment broadcasters.
You don’t get it.

It’s like The Breakfast Club.

We are generally doomed to become our parents.

The gripes the boomers had with the Greatest Generation are the same we have with the boomers.

The Boomers used to be the ones who were called lazy and entitled and couldn’t ever run a country. Now it’s Gen Y/ Millennials facing that criticism.

It’s the eternal struggle between young adults and older adults.
 

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You don’t get it.

It’s like The Breakfast Club.

We are generally doomed to become our parents.

The gripes the boomers had with the Greatest Generation are the same we have with the boomers.

The Boomers used to be the ones who were called lazy and entitled and couldn’t ever run a country. Now it’s Gen Y/ Millennials facing that criticism.

It’s the eternal struggle between young adults and older adults.
I agree with you but there are still incremental changes from generation to generation.

The "make america great again" crowd is a perfect example. The 50s was one of the most socialist/ pro union periods in america yet 60 years and a few thousand hydrocodone later they have a completely warped rememberance of the era in comparison to their current policy/ideology.

Today they hate everything that made that era what is was.
 
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Yes. Absolutely. The University raised $4B in two campaigns. It is now a top-50 university. It is perfectly run in regard to academics. When they complete the entire student housing complex, they will start poaching students from Duke. Miami, LA, Boston and DC are by far the most popular cities, for college, for generation Y.
Couple of things.
1. Not sure on the ranking you used, but Miami is not top 50 in US News and World Report. Not that it matters much because those overall rankings are bogus. Miami is not an elite overall academic institution. There are elite programs for sure, though

2. How much money a school has or can raise does not make them well run unless those funds are utilized responsibly. College education should not be a business.

Overall, Miami is a good school, but it’s nothing special academically and the athletic department is poorly run.
 

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Couple of things.
1. Not sure on the ranking you used, but Miami is not top 50 in US News and World Report. Not that it matters much because those overall rankings are bogus. Miami is not an elite overall academic institution. There are elite programs for sure, though

2. How much money a school has or can raise does not make them well run unless those funds are utilized responsibly. College education should not be a business.

Overall, Miami is a good school, but it’s nothing special academically and the athletic department is poorly run.
University of Miami was ranked #57 in the most recent US News and World Report, and there are 5,300 universities in the United States. That means it is in the top percentile. That is elite. It may not be Princeton or Yale, and it is not even close to Duke, but it is in the top 1%.

The school is exceedingly well run. They choose to allocate 95% of their funds to non-athletic endeavors, but they now boast a bio-tech center, sterling campus, 35% acceptance rate versus 42% for Florida and a Board of Trustees comparable to that of an Ivy. University of Miami is a great school.
 

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University of Miami was ranked #57 in the most recent US News and World Report, and there are 5,300 universities in the United States. That means it is in the top percentile. That is elite. It may not be Princeton or Yale, and it is not even close to Duke, but it is in the top 1%.

The school is exceedingly well run. They choose to allocate 95% of their funds to non-athletic endeavors, but they now boast a bio-tech center, sterling campus, 35% acceptance rate versus 42% for Florida and a Board of Trustees comparable to that of an Ivy. University of Miami is a great school.
Please list the criteria for that ranking because things like alumni donations don't mean great academics.

Also, Bright Futures has changed the way people apply. Florida is the best public school academically and in freshman orientation for high school, they clearly explain the GPA you'll need for the top schools. For the record, UF is the top and you need a 4.1 - 4.5 GPA to get in. That will automatically discourage a 4.0 student from even applying, which will skew their acceptance rare.

Miami has slipped under Frenk.
 

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Please list the criteria for that ranking because things like alumni donations don't mean great academics.

Also, Bright Futures has changed the way people apply. Florida is the best public school academically and in freshman orientation for high school, they clearly explain the GPA you'll need for the top schools. For the record, UF is the top and you need a 4.1 - 4.5 GPA to get in. That will automatically discourage a 4.0 student from even applying, which will skew their acceptance rare.

Miami has slipped under Frenk.
Most Florida freshman classes are now taught on-line. The State has markedly cut the Gators' funding. Corporate recruiters prefer UM to Florida. UM today is a better school the Florida...
 

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Most Florida freshman classes are now taught on-line. The State has markedly cut the Gators' funding. Corporate recruiters prefer UM to Florida. UM today is a better school the Florida...
I'm not saying Florida is better. I'm saying you're comparing apples and oranges. Miami is still better than Florida, but not due to anything Frenk did. For all her warts, Shalala was a much better president than Frenk.
 
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