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Should funds be removed from foreign aid and be re-allocated to education?

Asked by: msmith0126
  • Yes, funds should be removed from foreign aid and be put to use for education.

    It is a matter of preference, generally. However, logically, enhancing education would further enhance the amount that is given by individual citizens rather than using government money to aid foreign countries. The governments first concern should always be the hand that feeds it rather than reaching out and feeding hands first that can not always help sustain the government. This is one of the harder choices to debate but without education, the backbone of the foreign aid program would crumble under ignorance.

  • The British are outnumbered!

    There are too many foreign people in the UK. Fair enough, people have their right to live where they choose but they should not be receiving funding to do so because the education systems are failing and the British government is funding people that aren't British! Please can we handle this better?!

  • The education system is failing

    It's common knowledge the arts don't have enough funding. Schools don't have enough funding. Everything in education doesn't have enough funding.

    I think the question isn't asking about all of foreign aid. More of, small percentages of foreign aid. Let's say: 5% of foreign aid (2.5 billion) gets moved to the education system. That's a significant amount of money that can be used to help the failing school districts or the impoverished school districts.

  • Money is currently not the issue

    The problem with re-allocating money to "education" is that more money is not going to solve the problem at this point. Moving money from foreign aid, the military, or Homeland Security, only means that we'll get more of the same problem.

    We need to reorganize the system, by organizing students by ability (rather than age), encouraging charter schools and supporting vouchers, and providing technical and electronic education to students at a younger age, rather than pretending "more money" will fix the problems.

  • Money is currently not the issue

    The problem with re-allocating money to "education" is that more money is not going to solve the problem at this point. Moving money from foreign aid, the military, or Homeland Security, only means that we'll get more of the same problem.

    We need to reorganize the system, by organizing students by ability (rather than age), encouraging charter schools and supporting vouchers, and providing technical and electronic education to students at a younger age, rather than pretending "more money" will fix the problems.


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