Anonymous asked: What are your views on tumblr constantly whining about going to college for free being a right?
As far as I’m concerned educating your populace is an investment. More productive and knowledgeable citizens means a better running economy. As long as you’re education system is actually effective. Which is debatable at best here in America.
As far as it being a right, no it isn’t a fundamental right. But I think the government would be better off offering free education to its citizens, again if the education system didn’t suck a bag of dicks. At the very least our rates for what it cost to attend college are outrageous.
Or perhaps offer services at community colleges for free and keep tuition for private or more prestigious colleges. So people who can’t afford the upper tier colleges still have access to education, but those who with the finances can afford schools with better teacher to student ratios ext.
Or offer certain majors that are less time and resource consuming for free, or adjust which majors are offered for free every couple of years based on what the nations needs.
We could exchange community service hours for points towards classes, There has been an big increase of crowd sourcing jobs recently, could count those towards points for classes. Just tossing out a few ideas here off the top of my head. Something I’d like to go more in depth over but another time when I’m not so fucking tired.
But I honestly believe properly (I think our education system is essentially broken if you have’t caught that yet) educating its citizens should be a primary focus of any government. Because it benefits the government, if its goal is the overall well being of its citizens (I think our political system is broken in many regards as well.) But I also understand there just isn’t a way to make a completely level field for people of all income levels, because these things cost resources to maintain.