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That suggestion does have merit, but it also has a downside: most education is not geared toward comprehension as much as repetition, at least in public schools, and thus the few years out of school would be equivalent to entering college from the 9th grade. Not realistic for most.
So on top of predatory lending, one could make an argument that the government is complicit in a ponzi scheme.
I agree and fear that the current U.S. education system is beyond repair if the above is true.
I think it would be better to let the bygones be bygones and fix the system. We're a little deep in the rabbit hole to be worrying about blame first, IMO; we can figure out who did what when they are no longer doing it.
We have people making up new definitions for words when the old definitions don't fit their agenda. We have people completely ignoring evidence even when spelled out for them. We have people who will believe every conspiratorial thought that comes down the pike, but refuse to believe established facts.
Can the Federal Government legally force a college/university to repay a student loan?
If so, is it the right thing to do in a capitalist society?
Can't fix what ain't broke!
If you keep them/us uneducated and without experience, you can keep bilking dollars from students and parents alike.
Fixing the core issue would be a suitable road to follow however who is heading up that fight?
Are you suggesting there is no issue with public education?
Until they have no more dollars. But you can bilk something more important: votes.
If we the people ever hope to have anyone take up that fight, we need to make a lot of noise... enough to convince someone in power that doing so would be conducive to maintaining their status.
I very much agree. I guess the argument I am horribly trying to make is that from their standpoint, there is no logic in that. By keep on doing what they are doing they are keeping their constituents uneducated and poor.
At the same time though, gov't backing means there is absolutely NO reason for colleges to manage their costs/tuition. The gov't will pay for it so who cares right?
it would take anywhere from 5 - 15 years to see any kinds of effects from this change.
I'm not sure the patience exists in society to see it through. I'd expect someone to try and implement free education for all before it could come to fruition. Which would just stick us with more of the same and result in more useless degrees in Beyonce studies.