Should the government pay for post-secondary education?

  • Education is important to everyone!!!

    Higher education is proven to lead to higher productivity, economic growth, lower crime rates, lower health care costs Ect. Its 'return on investment' is highly underestimated!
    If we achieve cutting cost through the reduction of crime rates, this already will free up enough money which could be contributed again to education systems!

    Posted by: ela
  • Yes they should

    Kids will be able to afford university and the government paying for post secondary education will remove the stress off there back so they can study hard and get good grades. It will also stop the debt in young adults so they can afford university and get a good job later in life.

  • Governments should pay for post-secondary education.

    Governments should pay for post-secondary education. There would be a lot more chances for everyone to go to college or a university if they would. The amount of money that is now needed to attend is causing financial hardships on everyone. I think we should give our children the chance to go to college.

  • Education should be government paid.

    I think that all education should be fronted by the government. I think that investing in the intelligence of your population is one of the best ways to keep your country one that is progressive, intelligent, and at the top of the league. I think that education is one of the things that the gov should pay for.

  • There Should Be A Free Option

    I believe it would be good for our federal government to offer some form of free post-secondary education. Since we already have community colleges and universities in place, I think it would be good for the government to partner with these institutions to offer options that would be available to everyone who wishes to further their education.

  • Education is a right!

    Many students cannot afford to go to university or finish it because of the crippling costs. As it stands, all of the best higher institution schools are primarily populated by the rich, whether they deserve the opportunity or not, their privilege grants them free access. If the government paid for these educations, things would be different.

  • Yes they should.

    Government should be paying for the post-secondary education. It is the best way for people in the country to continue to go to school which will allow them to create and get more jobs leading to more money for the economy. The less in debt the citizens are the better it will be.

  • No no no no no

    If the government pays they would waste a lot of the money that can go on other things like fixing roads and rebuilding parts of the country that have been wrecked. So i would say that people should pay for their own education if they want one, if not thats up to them because the government should not just pay for people that wont take it seriously.
    By Dawid Dunnington

  • No they shouldn't!!

    Some people think that it is not fair that parents have to pay for their kids education when it's supposed to be paid for by the government. Others think it makes sense that parents have to pay for it because it lets kids go on field trips and have chromebooks and textbooks. If parents didn't have to pay kids might not get as good of an education, kids might not take it seriously and the government would have to pay a lot more instead of everybody just paying a smaller amount of money. It's clear that lots of parents don't think that they should have to pay for a “free education” but I agree with school fees because it lets kids have a more enjoyable experience at school.

  • No no no

    Regulation no, funding yes. The problem with most federal funding is that it comes with strings attached, the notion that it can only be used for specified purposes, and not necessarily what a specific school district needs. I don't have numbers available, but generally speaking, federal funding has fallen dramatically in recent years.
    There's also the question of "states' rights." Who do you want making decisions about what's taught, and what curricula is used, in your local schools. Do you trust the federal government to make that decision, or would you rather it be controlled by your local school board?
    Betsy DeVos, our newly minted secretary of education, supports vouchers for alternative schools and charter schools over cleaning up the mess that our public schools have become, a plan that would likely further erode our public schools. It may be a moot point; Republicans have reportedly been working on a bill to abolish the Department of Education, anyway. A bill introduced by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced the bill the same day DeVos was confirmed. If it passes, the department created in 1980 would be abolished as of Dec. 31, 2018, according to The Hill, a newspaper that covers the capitol.

  • No the government should not pay for post-secondary education

    It is important for a Young person to understand how valuable and important it i to be educated and by making it free it will only teach the Young prople that they have everything for grante. Insted if they have to work in order to be able to get it they can learn to appreciate what they have and to work hard for what they want.

  • No, the government shouldn't pay for post-secondary education.

    The United States government already does partially pay for education, through the use of federal grants. So it's possible to get some money to go to school. But the government is already highly burdened and over budget. Paying for a college education for all would mean paying to support college professors, college campuses, and the like. It would be an incredible burden on the government.

  • The government should not pay for post-secondary education.

    It is not the responsibility of the government to pay for the continuing education of all its citizens. If this were the case, the government would not be able to pay for everyone. People would be encouraged to get more education even if they don't need it, since it is free.

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