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Old 01-12-2015, 11:58 AM
 
Location: metropolis
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Is this for US CITIZENS or is this a way of letting all of those illegals get a free college education?
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:02 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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Obama to propose free community college

What do you guys think about this? Personally my first reaction was, that's stupid. But the more I thought about it, the more Im ok with it. We dump billions of dollars into other nations in futile attempts to "democratize" them and it fails. We spent trillions on failed wars and international policing....and they fail. We literally GIVE money to some Nations.....

If we're going to waste money like that then fine, lets at least use a "little bit" to better ourselves....
I think it's genius!

Tax the upper one percent, cut corporate welfare and educate our populace. The societal benefits would be amazing.

I was in favor of something like this BEFORE Obama came up with it. I'd be for it no matter what party he was in.
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:27 PM
 
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Political grandstanding in my opinion. I don't think many poorer people cannot attend Community College because they cannot afford it. If you are poor between tax credits and financial aid you will pay nothing.
Really this helps the middle class but they also qualify for tax credits and what is wrong with paying for a portion of your education or getting a student loan and paying for it later.
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:30 PM
 
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Why the **** would you want less people to get an education?I swear I just don't understand conservative logic....? Do you want a nation of idiots?
If someone is an "idiot" after high school is a little community college for free going to change anything?
Now if they have to pay for it because they really want it then it might change something.
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Old 01-12-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Why the **** would you want less people to get an education?

I swear I just don't understand conservative logic....? Do you want a nation of idiots?
*fewer
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Old 01-12-2015, 02:28 PM
 
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The subject of this topic is Obama's plan for free community college. This is Obama's stated reason in his remarks given in Tennessee last week:
".... have to ensure that we're educating and preparing our people for the new jobs of the 21st century. We've got to prepare our people with the skills they need to compete in this global economy.
So you "critical thinkers" don't even agree with Obama.
Correct.

I do not agree with Obama. Critical thinking skills are the purpose of education. Humanity needs education to evolve. Job training is what it is; job training. Everyone can be trained to do certain menial tasks. Can you THINK is the question.
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Old 01-12-2015, 04:43 PM
 
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Correct.

I do not agree with Obama. Critical thinking skills are the purpose of education. Humanity needs education to evolve. Job training is what it is; job training.
And I completely support your right to believe anything that you like. So I guess we have settled that.
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:41 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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I believe a better plan would be to make the rest of the universities and colleges (public, non-community ones) cheaper.
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I believe a better plan would be to make the rest of the universities and colleges (public, non-community ones) cheaper.
Start by getting rid of bloated admin and president perks first.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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Many European nations will pay for tuition all the way through to the doctoral level. Education hasn't been devalued because of it. They've been doing this for years with excellent results.

What is it? People fear that if this country raises their educational average they'll become more like Europe? Double bonus if you ask me.
Unfortunately, you must pass entrance exams to be admitted.

What percentage of US high school students do you think would be admitted?
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