I personally agree,All we need is another factor to discourage pursuing higher education. This country already lags other developed nations in terms of student performance, and we need an educated populace to fill skilled jobs and make better decisions. The job market is discouraging enough to graduates, and student loan interest already serves as a kind of tax on higher education.
This is a case of paying it forward, and there really is no better way to do it than through education. But it isn't only graduates that should be taxed, but the general population should have a taxed which is then pooled to provide institutions of higher learning at no cost.
Higher education is the responsibility of our entire nation, not just college graduates. College graduates should not have to foot the bill for others to go to college; we as a country should all strive to make our public and private colleges the best they can be. We owe it to our children to make sure a college education is available to them. Each taxpayer in this country should be willing to do anything it takes to assure that college is available to all our children.
If you can't afford college right out of high school, then join the military and take advantage of the GI Bill. Colleges already provide special grants to people of certain races or allow them lower entry scores because of a disadvantaged school system.
But to tax people that paid for and obtained their education is ludicrous. Higher education is a privilege, not a right.
If graduates are taxed to help pay for higher education and/ or trade schools for other people then less people will graduate because there will be a disincentive. Put simply, the government should get out of the student loan banking industry so that rates can come down. Taxing success is not fair and not smart.
No, I do not think that this would be a good system and that it would end up just making people mad and making them not want to pay it. I think that the system of scholarships that we have today is enough to help most get into college today.