It’s a travesty that in modern day America, higher education is still not free, and by the large part is administered by private companies! Almost every progressive agrees that education is a human right, and that it is the obligation of the tax payers to fund students to study whatever they want. The benefits to society of free education are obviously numerous. Studies have shown that the more educated a population is, the more prosperous and forward thinking the society is. Education of any kind, in any subject, raises the economic productivity of any person, because intelligence is a social construct, and all subjects are equal.
Currently though, capitalism penalizes graduates in Critical Race Theory (like myself) and womyn’s studies because corporations refuse to hire them, with the exception of McDonald’s and Starbucks who refuse to pay them a $15 minimum wage! How are students supposed to pay back tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt on less than a $15 minimum wage??
Bigots argue that college students are some of the most privileged people in the world, and that that the non-educated white working class, 70% of whom voted for Trump, rightfully object to funding people more privileged than they, out of their hard-earned paychecks. But these people, being non-educated, fail to see the abundant economic benefits that will result from this investment in free education. Free education is an INVESTMENT in our kids’ futures! It is an INVESTMENT in the economy! It will have a positive net return for the economy, and therefore for everybody.
Other closet-bigots will also argue that education is already abundantly available for free online, and all you have to do is google what you’re interested in and start reading. But what these uptight morons don’t understand is that this doesn’t give you the “college experience” where you get to socialize, protest about social justice issues, get smashed and have lots of sex, while getting educated by accredited professors with large pensions and tenure.
It’s time for us to create laws allowing anyone to study what they want on the tax-payer’s dime, because education is a human right, even if it has to be provided at high cost by other people. As we covered in one of our previous articles, corporations also need to be forced to hire our college grads, because many of them are currently refusing to do so. It’s time to create a country that places education at the front and center of society, because it is only through education, that we can truly change the world for the better.