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Should STEM Degrees Be Free?
STEM degrees should be free.
Science/technology driven by profit is dangerous to the public.
STEM graduates are economically good investments for society.
It would massively boost the number of students in STEM and expand humanity's horizons.
Nobody deserves to be blocked from education because they are poor.
It would be a driving-force in the development of effective education which the non-STEM options can learn from.
The market should determine how many STEM graduates there are. This would flood the market with STEM labor and a large amount of graduates would not be able to find work in STEM.
If your primary motivation is gaining expertise and skill, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are readily available at low cost or even free, with high quality. The social and cultural benefits of attending a traditional campus education are real, but do not justify subsidy.
People would take advantage of the system and live for free off the tax-payer.
STEM degree have a high long term investment value, which means they will pay themselves off in the long run, thus removing the need for government subsidy.
Money provides a good means for equal treatment and allows equal opportunity that goes beyond institutional biases.
It is unfair on the Arts and Humanities.
Should online degrees be valued equally to traditional degrees?
What degree of advanced mathematics is needed in modern society?
Genetic Engineering should be easily accessible to the public