Is Matt Bevin's (Kentucky's Governor) plan to cut College Funding a good Idea?

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Heterodox says2016-02-16T16:05:23.0426568Z
Freely admitting I am not sure on the details. I would guess that it's probably a good thing. Almost every time the government becomes involved (in what should be the free market) prices tend to escalate and the return on your investment is reduced.
BrendanD19 says2016-02-16T17:09:47.3278277Z
Cutting college funding just means colleges will have to raise tuition to cover the funding.
Heterodox says2016-02-16T18:05:44.6097486Z
@BrendanD19 That's great, that's what they should do. Then, if some other college is more affordable people will go to that one, if they can't afford the more expensive one. This is called competition and it's a good thing.
BrendanD19 says2016-02-16T19:53:30.8199984Z
@Heterodox You do realize we are talking about public colleges which are funded by the state and supposed to be affordable for everyone? Furthermore the idea that you can just look for a cheaper school is not really working because tuition is increasing everywhere! Public and Private, tuition is now sky high!
Heterodox says2016-02-16T21:26:40.4303405Z
@BrendanD19, You are right, tuition is very high. I wonder if there is a relationship to the rising costs of tuition and government funding. I would be willing to be there is. Because it removes competition, it basically sets a bottom line, where as otherwise the bottom line would be the businesses going out of business.
BrendanD19 says2016-02-16T21:42:26.2940756Z
SMH. No its because public colleges have to raise tuition to offset costs because states have been cutting funding over the last 20 years. Do you understand the difference between public colleges and private colleges?
Heterodox says2016-02-16T22:03:27.7955307Z
@BrendanD19 I understand the basic differences, yes. That public colleges are in large part funded by taxes, where as private colleges are not. Your point?
Heterodox says2016-02-16T22:11:50.4569164Z
@BrendanD19 Oh, don't get me wrong. I also believe that a large amount of the increase is because of an increase in demand. Too many people want to go to college and are willing because a lot of them don't have to pay for it, the government will.
BrendanD19 says2016-02-16T22:57:23.6150730Z
The Demand has increased for college education because the demand for college graduates has increased from businesses. This is happening at the same time states have been cutting funding for state colleges. I think you can see the obvious result of this.
Heterodox says2016-02-16T23:21:23.3951023Z
@BrendanD19 So, you are saying more people are going to college because more businesses are requiring a college education and not because it's far more accessible for people to go to college (via subsidies/taxes (state and federal))?
BrendanD19 says2016-02-16T23:37:47.3402096Z
What? No, its not at all what I am saying. I am saying that states are cutting funding, and this alone drives up tuition, but when this is coupled with the increased demand, tuition skyrockets!
Heterodox says2016-02-16T23:40:05.9002978Z
@BrendanD19 So, what is increasing demand, if not what you said earlier about businesses demanding more college educated employees?
BrendanD19 says2016-02-17T00:14:44.2860207Z
That is increasing demand, and that increase in demand on top of cuts to state funding increases tuition
Heterodox says2016-02-17T00:19:11.8433358Z
@BrendanD19 So, ....You were saying what I thought you were...Then we simply disagree.

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