How much does college education cost in the US? There are community colleges, are they free? I cant speak for all of Europe, but to my understanding the system is pretty similiar in all countries outside the UK. University and polytechnical education doesnt cost a dime, but you have to buy the books and stuff like that yourself. So pretty much any one can get any education, even PhD, if they want and are talented and motivated enough, for free. And there is some small financial assistance from the government, labeled student aid or something like that, to help you with the financial side, things like rent, food and school books. But still many students have to take a student loan, so they can focus on their education rather than exhausting themselves with working and studying simultaneously. But I doubt the student loans we have are anywhere near as big as the ones you take in the US, or am I mistaken?
I feel extremely bad for my American friends because I have never lived in a system where education costs more than one or two hundred bucks worth of books.
I simply don't understand what kind of arguments can be made in favor of privately paid education. Educating the next generation is a common interest and therefore should be a common expense. Can anyone argue with this, and how?
I sort of like the US as a country and have considered migrating, but I do know that should I ever have kids, I'm definitely raising them in Europe.
And people make fun of us Americans for being dumb...
But, to a point, I think it is good education cost money. Its something that kinda relates to this article. It's one thing for a man to finish college. But a wholly different thing for the same man to finish college, while managing one or more jobs, a social life, various love intrests, and, in the case of many I know, children. I think that proves so much more in this day and age. People expect everything to be given to them now, and this is one way I believe helps people to be more self reliant. Get a job, get an education, get an even better job. Then, and only then, can you rest.
Meh. I'm happy. I can live off the land if things go south, and I'm too proud to be a beggar, so I guess I won't stop working until I'm dead.