posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 10:07 AM
ALL education should be free. It's all available for the reading and effort necessary at any library or on the internet.
It's not like they saw your skull open and dump the knowledge in, and for those actual vocations that require demonstration and practice along with
quality control (surgery comes to mind), THEN you can start charging for it, although the teaching hospitals glommed onto this idea long ago and made
slave labor out of their residents, as well as charging them an arm and a leg to 'take courses'.
It's all a vetting process; we're told it shows that you have the lack of a hangover to show up to class every day, write some papers about nonsense
that no one ever reads, and can do basic math and perhaps think in a rational manner; in return for tens of thousands of dollars and hours, they give
you a piece of paper saying you might possibly be intelligent.
Trouble is what I find when I talk to a 'college graduate' is someone who has been brainwashed about a lot of things and usually so blinkered into
studying one tiny spectrum of one specific subject that they know nothing about the world at large. While we may need specialists in all fields, we
also need people who can see the big picture, and the big picture is, we're screwed now because of the specialists; y'know, like those people who
learned so much about the atom that they found out how to blow it up and then the paranoid warmongers and capitalists got a hold of that knowledge and
poisoned the planet.
Maybe Oxford should eliminate the fancy silverware and snowy white linens and tuxedo'ed butlers and offer access to their lectures to people who are
happy with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches but who have actually learned to think. What do you learn by being pretentious? We don't need more
privileged asses in the world.