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If I Just Got a Job


Ken Stiggers

Boneqweesha Jones: "Welcome to another wonderful school year at Hair Did University School of Cosmetology and Vocational Education. I am so happy to see many new and returning students ready to learn and master their chosen career. Many of you are here at H.D.U. because the tuition is conveniently affordable.

"Recently, I discovered an alarming trend in the cost of obtaining a college or post-secondary education. All I know is that folk from places like the Ghetto Science Community cannot afford to pay $17,900 at public institutions, $15,200 at private for-profit institutions or $39,500 at private not-for-profit institutions.

"As a concerned instructor, administrator and dean of students, I promise that Hair Did University students will not owe more than $26,000 after graduation.

"I don't want to hear discouraged students recite this verse from 'The Message' by Grand Master Flash and The Furious Five:

My son said: 'Daddy I don't wanna go to school,

'cause the teacher's a jerk!' He must think I'm a fool.

And all the kids smoke reefer, I think it'd be cheaper

If I just got a job, learned to be a street sweeper.

"So, what happens to a student's 'dream deferred'? The answer is: Hair Did University School of Cosmetology and Vocational Education: excellent career education without the burden of financial obligation.

"Also, coming this fall is the new wave of financial aid: The Hair Did University Post Secondary Education Funding Kickstarter Program. See Brother Hustle for more details."

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