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31% 14 votes
  • All education should be free and tax paid for. it would be more profitable in the long run. however, private institutions should also be a available for those who wish to pay for it but, this should not allow them to opt out of paying taxes for public education. This would result in an education system where those that need professional education but can not afford it and/or those who want to save money can get that education and private institutions would be able to provide extra educational opportunities that may or may not be above par with the public system but nonetheless would relieve pressure on the public system and the tax payer.

  • As the person above me said, all Education should be free.

  • If it was right, people for all 4 corners of the world could have more chance to broaden their horizons. It creat the equalty among people.

  • everyone deserves a chance

  • Explain to me a realistic and fiscally responsible way to afford free college and I'll be inclined to believe you're all not just a bunch of stupid trolls. Technically, we don't have the money, nor could we afford the money to pay up to associates. Colleges are ranked as well. Would your GP have to line up with your wallet?

  • Its simply not plausible. Maybe in a world where you can ride your unicorn to university it might work, but here the education system costs and you can't exactly pay with hugs and fairy dust. I do believe that it should be cheaper and I do believe that student loans are a must but today we live in a society where people get degrees in surf science, ocean photography or field management who then go on to work in a call centre - they just got a token degree that they'll never use just to live the student lifestyle. Now tell me why we should fund this. And anyway, the sort of jobs that need degrees (doctors, teachers, etc) will end up earning enough to pay it back without much difficulty.

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ChosenWolff says2014-07-03T00:25:35.9366000-05:00
The US would actually have to negate the budget significantly to be able to do this for associates alone. Like 200 billion. We don't have that money, and would quickly enter debt. I would rather give people grants who can't afford college, and make those who can pay the costs their damn selves. I am liberal, make no mistake, but not in the sense I believe people are "entitled" to anything. If it doesn't help the nation as a whole its trash, and in this case, it would be the great tax funnel.
dietorangesoda says2014-07-03T00:28:43.3238000-05:00
Hmm i disagree if college were free then more poor children would be able to go as opposed to now ans as far as grants and loans go well they make the student go into debt after college my cousin is 30 and just a few years ago was able to pay off his student loans it makes more sense to just allow all kids to go into college if of course they want to
ChosenWolff says2014-07-03T00:30:19.4978000-05:00
"All education should be free and tax paid for. It would be more profitable in the long run." False. The deficit between educated and non educated is lowering. You can make the same amount of money that a educated can person make with no degree. You do know 200 billion would be required for bachelors degrees alone, and that's an underestimate. It's not fiscally responsible. " private institutions should also be a available for those who wish to pay for it" So every college in America? "This would result in an education system where those that need professional education but can not afford it and/or those who want to save money can get that education and private institutions would be able to provide extra educational opportunities" Fool. Almost every college in America is a private institution. If we had a central university, which only a few nations do, then that would be different. Your proposal is the exact same thing as already exists. People can't afford to travel half way across the nation for that one free community college.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-03T00:34:59.8946213-05:00
You guy's are arguing from what sounds right. Not what is financially and ethically responsible. America functions as a market. You are forcing taxpayers to stimulate nearly any surplus money we have left into higher education. That is fine if it were actually possible, but it's not. 21% (15% change rate now) of the budgets on healthcare. Medicaid, Medicare, VA, and SSI are costing the people 15%. With Welfare alone having taken a 100% check. To institute free college education, you would absorb the entire budget with social programs alone. Education makes people go into debt for a reason. It's expensive. Having the government pay for educations make no change. Its just the nation as a whole going into debt, and not one person. This is foolish, and people need to be a little more accountable for their expenses. Why can't we do the fiscally responsible thing like the ACA did? Democrats argued against large scale medicaid expansion, because free stuff is stupid. I would rather lower tuition rates based on income, and the educator committee determines cost to GPA.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-03T02:08:37.1999594-05:00
I get what you guys are saying, but you have to draw a fine line between what's realistic and what isn't, Some counties offer free community schooling, but that's only pending certain socio-economic conditions, and regional demographics.
Cold-Mind says2014-07-03T05:37:11.5526685-05:00
It is illogical for college to be free. Question is if we should pay for college directly or trough the taxes.
SweetTea says2014-07-03T06:16:34.2592565-05:00
I don't know how it would be paid for, but ... When having a college degree (preferably a Bachelor) is wanted even for many manufacturing jobs, it suggests that college is a must-have. The government should, at the least, provide for Community College or an Associate degree. It makes the work-force more employable. And employed Americans pay taxes ... Spend money, etc. Overall, that improves our economy.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-03T11:50:02.7908754-05:00
I am with the movement that wants to expand pell grants, but seriously, this isn't even realistically plausable. I would rather adjust tuition's for community college.
cosecant says2014-07-03T13:04:22.2920816-05:00
In Mauritius, my country , it is FREE...
ChosenWolff says2014-07-03T13:07:31.3190239-05:00
Your country has a population of 1,300,000, and only about two colleges. You only have a college population about 1/13 of your size. This is foolish. Free college wouldn't work in America.
Criomorph says2014-07-04T21:15:07.6756378-05:00
Something I didn't say - it already works in a few countries - Sweden and Switzerland, that I'm aware of.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-04T21:16:01.4644378-05:00
It depends on socio-economic factors. People treat economics like they carry over the border.
orianale says2014-07-06T22:39:39.7488742-05:00
Well the gorvernment should think this is the best investment.SInce all students in their futute will have to pay tax or something like that which somehow that money can be called fee.To add, their job in the future is to enrich the societies ( including the government).Take Germany for example, their university's fee is free . So why is this opinion cannot applied in any other countries as well ?

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