posted on Jun, 2 2019 @ 03:24 PM
Let's be fair here... I may support Donald Trump, but that doesn't mean someone else can't have good ideas from time to time. I just heard one from
Democratic Senator and Presidential hopeful Kirsten Gillibrand. Her idea, in a nutshell, is to allow high school students to get a two-year degree
free of charge by doing a year of community service, or a four-year degree free for doing two years of community service.
I'm not saying this is a perfect idea, but it is one which I believe is well worth looking into. Firstly, it removes the financial barrier for some
kids to get into a decent college program, and secondly it could provide a new source of volunteer labor for charities, and third it has the potential
to teach kids how to work for something they want. Are there details that need to be worked out? Sure... what kind of community service is acceptable?
I wouldn't say community organizing (aka getting people to vote Democrat) should be considered, but helping out in a soup line, assisting the
elderly, that sort of thing is indeed worthwhile. Also, should they be required to maintain a grade point average to continue? Must it be limited to
high school, or could someone, say, 20 years old decide they want to take advantage of the program?
I will not be voting for Sen. Gillibrand for President... that honor already belongs to Donald Trump. But that doesn't mean she can't have good
ideas, and this is one I think is quite deserving of consideration. What does ATS think?
(The title is a play on the old saying, even a blind hog finds an acorn from time to time, in case anyone is interested.)