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What's up with the "Million Student March?"

JiffsMomJiffsMom Registered User Posts: 553 Member
edited November 2015 in Parent Cafe
The organizer, Keely Mullen (4th year, Northeastern University, Boston) , besides being completely unprepared to discuss the issues surrounding the cause for which she's organized a national event, makes some pretty unbelieveable claims...

According to Keely's interview with Cavuto, she said her family is "very working class" and is on "numerous forms of government assistance."

At 5:00 in the video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu1y5g1O3-Y

But... "Assessor records show that Mullen’s family has a home on West Wabansia Avenue in Chicago’s north side that carries a value of $989,990. According to BlockShopper, the student’s father, Steven Mullen, paid a little more than $1 million for the home in 2005."

http://newbostonpost.com/2015/11/12/boston-activist-says-tax-the-rich-no-apologies-to-dad/

Really? A family in a million dollar home is on "numerous forms of government assistance?"

The more likely motivation... Keely Mullen, 4th year Northeastern U student... said she expects to owe about $150,000 in student loans when she graduates.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/million-student-march-aims-to-fight-for-free-college-tuition-and-cancellation-of-student-debt-2015-11-09

THAT'S what Northeastern U (Boston) at $45,000+ tuition/year is teaching their students?

NOT impressed with the quality of a Northeastern education at this point...
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Replies to: What's up with the "Million Student March?"

  • JiffsMomJiffsMom Registered User Posts: 553 Member
    Is living in a million dollar home the hallmark of a "very working class" family on "multiple forms of government assistance?"
  • peytonmgpeytonmg Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    That video was painful to watch. She was obviously unprepared, but that doesn't speak to the school, I think. She just doesn't quite understand what middle class means - could be a result of her own life circumstances, she wasn't exposed to it at school, etc. But, I think that it's important to realize that at least this event will get a conversation started.
  • tiger1307tiger1307 Registered User Posts: 273 Junior Member
    edited November 2015
    She is asking for $15 minimum wage Currently we have the largest income inequality in the last 100 years. She is asking for free public education and so are alot of other people. What is the OPs point? That we should do away with the minimum wage and we should not finance public education? Lets talk about the issues
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  • JiffsMomJiffsMom Registered User Posts: 553 Member
    @gettingschooled Yes. With that projected debt load at graduation she didn't get any merit aid from Northeastern and not much, if any, need based aid.

    As a Northeastern alum and advocate she is a profound embarrassment
    Thank you for your honesty.

    Do you and other Northeastern alum and advocates recognize the damage she's done to your educational institution? Why should anyone pay $45,000+ in tuition alone per year to be that ignorant after 3+ years at Northeastern?
  • gettingschooledgettingschooled Registered User Posts: 1,849 Senior Member
    I don't know enough about Illinois public universities to pick one that is less selective. Northeastern's acceptance rate is in the 30% range. Anyone with the stats to get in there should have been able to get a scholarship to a directional state U in Illinois - maybe even one in Chicago where she could have lived for free in her million dollar home.
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