The College Tractate
The Second Tractate of the Nausea Manifesto
Education in America is turning into a disaster. As part of a larger education renewal, I propose that college education should be free for all American citizens.
A newly published study called "Losing Ground," by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, states that lower to middle American families are not keeping up with the ability to pay for college education.
It is also a fact that the children of middle to lower income families find it hard to move out of that income bracket without a college education. This begins an ever increasing cycle of substandard educated adults and poverty.
The reason I find this disturbing is because it reflects issues I was discussing in 1999 during my draft campaign.
I think this is indicative of the Bush 2.0 admin cutting off funds for educating pediatricians. Is it me or does anyone else realize that the LESS people you have working in one field, the higher the prices for those goods and services become?
So what solutions are there for increasing access to higher education?
I think the best solution is to educate all Americans to the college level. The biggest knee-jerk reaction I get for this idea is "Why should I pay for someone else's college education?" The reason is simple. We should pay for college education for the same reason we pay for third grade education.
If free college education was part of a dramatic education overhaul, the payoff could be seen in about 10-12 years. Below are the tangible and fiscal benefits of having a college educated populace.