I'm an independent but it really doesn't seem like the Republicans have a high standard for America...?
Then stay with the democrats and when they need more taxes you may find you've just become rich by their standards and raise your taxes.
To fuzzy who pays 15K a year in property taxes, you will be paying a ton more in income taxes if they make college free. There are no free rides. Someone always has to pay the bills. Notice the dems don't say who is going to pay for the free college.
Imagine if none of us paid into HISD in our property taxes (including all those without children in school), and every individual with children had to pay out of pocket to put their kids into public schools how much it would cost.
Not only do they not speak of who is going to have to pay for all of their freebies, what about this? Some people aren't able to do college level work. Are we to lower the standards AGAIN, so that everyone can get in and passes? A degree will mean even less than it does now.
Republicans are slowly chipping away at that notion...and I really don't think they get it. The value they put on education is sad.
What an ignorant comment. You apparently haven't been listening to the R platform statements on education. Rs believe it should be left to the local and state level and the citizens thereof and NOT to the federal government which has shown negative results.
I am not sure of much, but I am pretty sure the only way out of systemic poverty is education. In general I am all for government money well invested in quality education, especially when it is directed to help the disadvantaged. Back to Fuzz's point every family we move from government assistance to self sufficiency - is very positive in many ways.
That said - I would like to see something done about the for profit colleges/training programs. I am sure some are good, but in the main I think they are selling snake oil, and are living off the student loan programs in large measure. I would not be surprised if they did not have above average levels of defaults.
Who pays? The same people that spent 400 billion on 2500 f-35's. Instead of something like that, you pay for college. Other countries are able to it, are they better than us? I thought we're the best in the world.
Obvious that Karras' statement went way over Miss U's head. The premise of his argument is that the DNC platform continues to preach free EVERYTHING to gather up the votes of the dimwitted. KU's own gossip reporter being a case in point. Can't expect more from someone who spends most of the day keeping up with the Kardashians.