All a person has to do is pass the tests and put up the cash, and they're in.
Of course, some people are too stupid to pass the tests, and one of the reasons college costs so much these days is that these stupid people get into school anyway. Think about Plankton in Bikini Bottom always whining about how he "went to college", and yet the Chum Bucket never prospers.
I knew a lot of broadcasting graduates...working at K-Mart as clerks.
If a person can't pay for college right out of high school, there's always the military. They can grow up, see the world, and save money for their schooling, too.
Private universities should not be mircomanaged by the fools in Washington. Private universities belong to someone, and it's up to that someone to set the prices in a competitive and free market.
Free markets have their own natural mechanisms for shedding waste.
The Federal government doesn't have the authority to subsidize or run schools of any type outside of the US military. Read the Constitution.
I fail to see where their failure is my problem that I have to pay for.
I know someone, know him well, who didn't have the money to go to college from high school. So he joined the Navy and learned how to run a nuclear power plant. Then when his term was over, he went to college on his own damn money.
What a concept.
It's her problem, and her old man's, not the taxpayers.
It's the parents' responsibility, and the student's, to get educated, not the taxpayers.
If people want to drop out of high school, it's their life, isn't it? If we sent the invading hordes of Mexico back home, these dropouts would be able to find work.
Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 11-25-09 at 02:50 AM.
First off, the State, ie, the federal government, is not allowed to enact the will of people without limit. The Constitution makes it quite clear that the federal government is not allowed to finance education for anyone.
The individual states, however, can intervene in the education market, but imo your use of the capital State implied the highest over-arching authority.
But let's set all that aside as lacking relevance and move away to look at the bigger picture.
The State is a power mad grasping beast, and no, what's good for the State isn't always, rarely is, in fact, good for the people.
Find a charity.
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
Go vote for people who support your ideology of failure. Go preach to the anarchist choir. But don't think for a second that either your ideology or your orders apply to me.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)