Published: Friday, March 22 2013 3:50 p.m. MDT
Studies like this, perpetuate class divisions.Successful people
shouldn't send their children to college, because it's unfair?If poor people can create babies, then they can make it through college.
Studies have also found that the smart kids of poor parents are less likely to
graduate from college than the stupid kids of rich parents. That's the real
You can debate any topic using the words "studies", or
"research".In many cases, these words mean nothing.
College education becomes a "class" issue only because we as the public
tolerate expensive tuition at public colleges. Funding higher ed so that
tuitions are affordable and financial aid for those who need it are available
would largely eliminate the reasons why a college education is a class
distinction issue.Roads, bridges, schools, clean air & water,
healthcare, you name it - being cheap with these things so we can run the
world's biggest military and keep millionaires in their private jets is bad
Government should stop funding failing schools. The education establishment
will never have enough money, it always wants more. People won't stop
learning without government funded education. It doesn't really cost that
much to teach a child to learn, especially when the child wants to learn.
@Blue-tuition is high, because someone has to pay for the poor students coming
through.Poor students have more/many benefits. That's one
reason for high taxes. That's not fair!
There are also studies out that that show that poor and minorities are put into
situations that they are not prepared to handle in college. For example, in one
of the studies they looked at what happens when unprepared minorities are sent
to elite universities. They drop out and never return because they were never
prepared for the work required. However, when similar students start out at
community colleges and work towards a degree at lesser universities, they
complete their education.To "Blue" how do you define
expensive? For example I would consider paying $10,000/yr for tuition and fees
expensive, but for some people, they would consider that a bargain. What is the
quantitative meaning of "expensive"?
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