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Old 07-06-2016, 08:00 PM
 
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This is who gets free tuition under Hillary Clinton's college plan - Jul. 6, 2016

"Low- and middle-income students would pay nothing for tuition at in-state public colleges under a new part of her college affordability plan unveiled Wednesday.

Any student whose family earns $85,000 or less would be eligible at first. The income level would go up by $10,000 each year until 2021, when anyone whose family makes $125,000 a year or less would go tuition-free.
That would cover more than 80% of all families, the Clinton campaign said."


so we get Bernie's socialist policies anyway, but get stuck with her.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:12 PM
 
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College is already the new high school. High school was traditionally supported by tax dollars.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:13 PM
 
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Will I be getting a check for paying 100% of 6 kid's college? That will be nice.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:23 PM
 
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College is already the new high school. High school was traditionally supported by tax dollars.
moving the goal posts. what's next, free graduate school?

it's just another tab to pay right? more taxes.

awesome
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:25 PM
 
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Why should college be free? I was paying off student loans into my 30s.

This is just more of the entitlement mentality.

How about free restaurants?

Nothing is free, someone is picking up the tab. Whose going to pay the salaries of faculty and staff, maintain the buildings, etc?
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:28 PM
 
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This is who gets free tuition under Hillary Clinton's college plan - Jul. 6, 2016

"Low- and middle-income students would pay nothing for tuition at in-state public colleges under a new part of her college affordability plan unveiled Wednesday.

Any student whose family earns $85,000 or less would be eligible at first. The income level would go up by $10,000 each year until 2021, when anyone whose family makes $125,000 a year or less would go tuition-free.
That would cover more than 80% of all families, the Clinton campaign said."


so we get Bernie's socialist policies anyway, but get stuck with her.
The difference is she will not follow through......
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:29 PM
 
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Why should college be free?
Are you paying for the wars?
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:29 PM
 
Location: The ends DO NOT justify the means!!!
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A blank check to a useless "intellectual elite" industry that provides nothing of value funded by the perpetual slavery of the taxpayer. Before I get vilified, I have both Business Management and Mechanical Engineering degrees. Virtually every moment, and thus every dollar, was a complete waste. The only valuable "service" provided by the University were the labs that I otherwise would have never had access to. All "lectures" and "class" time was time absolutely wasted. I never understood the concept of attending lectures regarding the concepts covered in the course texts and materials. I often wondered if the "university" was designed only for people who had no reading comprehension or were only semi-literate. (The Business degree was an absolute waste of time in its entirety...jargon and common sense.) And that was quite some time ago.

Public funding of "higher education" in an age where all information is freely available is beyond absurd. It is nothing more than a handout to "educators" who can produce nothing else of value to their fellow man. If the "intellectual elite" wish to earn money, they can research and write textbooks. They don't need to get government handouts to reiterate or explain information that is freely available to anyone...
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:33 PM
 
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moving the goal posts. what's next, free graduate school?

it's just another tab to pay right? more taxes.

awesome
I was being semi-sarcastic.

I think we already allocate far too many resources to an "education" system that doesn't even prepare people for the real world.

Education is mainly an arms race to get your resume to the top of the HR manager's pile. If everyone can go to college for free, it will simply become the new high school. If it hasn't already. And so we will end up spending even more $ on education than we did before, with no real benefit. It's like funding an arms race, and every bit as wasteful.
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:42 PM
 
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I was being semi-sarcastic.

I think we already allocate far too many resources to an "education" system that doesn't even prepare people for the real world.
Doctors aren't prepared? Engineers go into the work force clueless?

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Education is mainly an arms race to get your resume to the top of the HR manager's pile. If everyone can go to college for free, it will simply become the new high school. If it hasn't already. And so we will end up spending even more $ on education than we did before, with no real benefit. It's like funding an arms race, and every bit as wasteful.
Oddly we do one but not the other. I know which is the most harmful.
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