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    Default The Great Debate

    Should higher education be free?

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    No. Without funding the quality of the education and the ability to do research and promote scientific advancement would suffer drastically.

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    Grad school is free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suttree View Post
    Grad school is free.
    Depends on the school and program, at least that's the way it is in the US.

    I got my Masters in Library Science and none of my tuition was waived.


    By the way I'm all for free higher education. So many careers these days require a B.S. degree or higher. Higher education is one way you can achieve better prospects. Unfortunately, it's so damn expensive. There are scholarships for the poor but not everyone is fortunate to get a scholarship.
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    Right now, whilst in the middle of my college application process, YES.

    maybe later, NO.
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    Yes. Just like in Denmark. Ideally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sytpg View Post
    Yes. Just like in Denmark. Ideally.
    Indeed. Many European/Nordic countries have already made higher education free, which is payed through high taxation. I would say that this is preferable to a system where higher education isn't free, as it enables a more educated population, whereas system which don't offer free higher education tend to have less educated people. Obviously, that's not ideal, politically speaking.

    So, if those Nordic countries can do it, why not?

    Is it so hard to overlook years of compressed ideology?
    The western hemisphere is so lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo View Post
    No. Without funding the quality of the education and the ability to do research and promote scientific advancement would suffer drastically.
    Progressive taxation ftw.

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    In the US K-12 is free and the education doesn't rank so well compared to other industrialized countries. College is not free and overall US colleges are among the best in the world.

    So the question is what is better: quality education or universal education?
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    Education is free; certificates are not.

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