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Should higher education be publicly funded?
Higher education should be publicly funded.
The need for a college degree or trade diploma has increased to where a high school degree was needed in the past.
Having a well-educated population is not just good for the economy, but also for democracy and civilisation in general.
The cost of college education has increased dramatically in the last 20 years. The costs could be controlled by a single payer.
Publicly funded schooling would give equal access to education and makes for a more fair and equal society.
A lot of countries already have free education and it works fine there. You only apply for loans if you need living costs.
Everyone has the right to study and people have to be educated. If you want to develop a better society based on people with their own opinions and ideas, education is the key.
University must be available for everybody, since all of us has the right of the best education without taking into account the amount of our incomes.
Students would be able to find their passions as opposed to studying what will give them the fattest paycheck.
Higher education funding benefits the already privileged.
It is not the role of government to provide for the privileges of the people, just to secure their rights.
Free college will discourage many people from working right after high school. Therefore, there will be fewer workers.
The government will always have a motive to indoctrinate people in certain ways, and if they fund higher education there will be no way to challenge them.
The cost of attending makes students more accountable to their work. They work harder because they paid for it.
Alternative mechanisms for free higher education already exist.
Tax payers should not have to pay for someone else to go to school.
This costs too much money and will harm the economy. The developed world and the developing world alike cannot afford this.
In the knowledge economy, rapid change to educational programs is valuable. Public funding creates transaction costs to change in oversight and administration. Public education may be taken because it is free at the point of use, rather than because it gives valuable outcomes.
Publicly funded scientists should be required to communicate their research to the public.
Should religious education be compulsory in public schools?
Should private education be banned?