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Originally posted by KrazyJethro
I say cut the amount of schooling, and add "tracks" like the Japanese, so kids can learn trades. I know they already have that, but it has become (from my knowledge) a respite for deliquents or idiots rather than people who want to know about skills, like plumbing, construction, auto repair. I'd advise some classes in management as well.
Originally posted by mauskov
What do people here think of a free college education? Do you think it would be a step in the right direction for the American populace?
What about mandatory schooling? Should education be necessary, and until what age? Under what circumstances?
I'm curious to know what people think. I'll post my own opinions once this gets a few hits.
Originally posted by Pisky
I got into Grammar school and college purely based on my abilities. If I had had to pay, I wouldn't have been able to attend. Alongside free health care, I am happy to pay a little more tax to ensure free college education.
Originally posted by RANT
Pretty elitist there Mauskov.
So you want the lower class to not have too easy an access to higher education so that you can keep your place over them.
I know those aren't your exact words...but it's what you said.
Originally posted by Styki
There is already a system for this free college education in place. There are thousands of scholarships out there for anyone who really wants to go to college. Most of the time to get these scholarships all you have to do is do well in high school. So I don't know about you guys but I think this system is great because it is already paying for the kids who do well and try in school. In my area, I believe if you get over a 30 on your ACT you can get the Bright Flight scholarship which pays for a good portion of college.
There is nothing that would get me to pay for the college education of someone who is just going to fail out in a year.
Originally posted by jsobecky
Pisky, it must be much different where you are. Grammar school here in the US is mandatory, and free to the children. Grammar school, defined as grades 1 thru 6.