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We’re the last advanced democracy where students leave college with overwhelming debt. When are we going to take to the streets and demand the government stop spending on war and start investing in its tax paying citizens?

I’m free the rest of my life, and you?

3 Thoughts on When should we have the revolution for free higher education?
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    nokilleye version 2.0
    November 22, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    We need to go back in time and do it a hundred years ago, and if we can’t do that then tomorrow works okay for me.

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    SmartAZ
    November 22, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    You have your priorities mixed up. Education is not free, and nothing is improved by using public funds to support a bunch of mooches who call themselves a school. That system has been in operation since WW2 and it has been a total failure. The reason students have so much debt is because the government approves the loans. That guarantees that each step of the process will cost exactly as much as the government is willing to lend for it. Read any newspaper for current reports of the ongoing collapse in public education.

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    eri
    November 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    And how do you intend to pay for this? Because someone has to pay professors, secretaries, deans, janitors, lawyers, for the buildings and maintenance and grounds keeping and libraries and computers and everything else. That’s what tuition pays for – most colleges aren’t businesses. They’re not trying to make money, they’re just trying to break even. Even at state schools, often less than 10% of the money to run the school comes from the state, the rest is from tuition. The countries that offer free tuition don’t offer it to everyone – if we had free tuition, we’d have to stop letting everyone who wants to go to college try it. We’d have to restrict it to only the best students like those other countries do.

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