posted on May, 6 2009 @ 11:20 PM
I'm sorry, but I do not have to spend thousands upon thousands of dollars a year to further my education.
I have taught myself programming in C, Perl, and PHP through my own studies. I am can read and write in Sanskrit, Arabic, Urdu, and Bengali through my
own studies. I am knowledgeable of most major cultures and religion. My knowledge of theoretical physics surpasses that of even some college students.
The practice of astral projection and lucid dreaming were both learned through reading books and experience. I have learned to think outside the box,
instead of following the mundane stay between the lines thinking that the education system has become. Be it studying cryptology, or deep sea
organisms - from the ancient sport of falconry to teaching myself guitar, it has all been self taught.
Do you see a pattern?
This was all knowledge I attained myself. Knowledge does not cost money. While I agree that some people lack the motivation to study by themselves, or
stay at something when there is no penalty to stop, on the other hand there are other people who are always striving to learn more because they want
to. Not because they are forced to.
I am also a believer that the twelve grades not including K is more then enough time for a student to figure out what kind of interests they have.
Most people by the age of eighteen have a solid idea of what direction they are going in life. Many of the directions do not require college.
While I myself obtained a degree in network engineering, I do not see how it should be required of everybody. Somebody also could have studied every
book my courses required and come out with the same information. For much less of a price. Yes, a teacher is there to help, but not everybody
requires a hand helping them along the whole way.
And lastly, I strongly think that people who cannot afford college should have more options to help them achieve their goals. Not everybody can afford
it, and even myself had trouble paying while working a full time job.
All citizens should have the option, but by no means should it be forced.
[edit on 5/6/2009 by deadline527]