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originally posted by: narin
a reply to: UmbraSumus
I meant anything north of the 49th Parallel. Including Russia, Scotland, Ireland, Denmark etc..
"Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery."
originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: AutumnWitch657
Obama said, "I want to make it free."
These are not loans. It is the Federal Govt paying the cost outright, with no repayment.
originally posted by: Cabin
a reply to: Edumakated
What should the kids do whose parents are not productive enough to have the opportunity to pay?
It is an investment in the end. As the students have to keep the GPA, which means they will learn the trade, at least to some level. In the end, this will lead to more high-skilled employees, who are able to pay more taxes, so it will balance itself out eventually. Education is an investment that is always worth the price. Considering the future, the trend is moving towards the most educated nations becoming the wealthiest nations.