Quark Blast wrote:I submit that some people are unable to capitalize on a college education.
I won't argue with that. But they won't qualify. There are grade requirements.Quote:Hudax's hand waving allusions to Plato aside (Yes, Plato! That scion of Antiquities who promoted education for men, and only men, and upper class men at that - LOL ;D with Tears).
It was ancient Greece--a patriarchal slave-based economy. What did you expect him to think?
Thankfully Plato's treatise on "Rich White Dudes" did not stand the test of time.Quote:It is when you attribute concepts to Plato that aren't there in the least.
I didn't attribute anything to anyone. You're adding your own subtext to my words.Quote:And as MMCJawa so helpfully points out, we have in effect already performed the educate everybody experiment and it hasn't shown obvious positive benefits on the whole.
I think MMCJawa meant all the concerns people have in this thread that "might" happen, already happened a long time ago. So the worry is over nothing. 4 year degrees are already devalued, and free 2 year degrees would be "blue on black."
Exactly. I don't think the free community college plan will worsen education or cheapen the value of the degree. Only think it will do is lesson the amount of debt people have from going to school, which is a very good thing.