May 09, 2019

(WATCH) PragerU: NYU students want free college for all

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PragerU's Will Witt talks to students at NYU to hear their opinions on free college and tries to educate them about rising tuition costs along the way.

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commented 2019-05-10 07:02:06 -0400
These delusional kids have to learn that nothing in life is free. Someone has to pay. In this case the taxpayers would be picking up the tab for “free education”.

I have paid for my kids’ post secondary school education and I’ll be damned if I’ll pay for someone else’s kid to go to school.
commented 2019-05-09 20:11:42 -0400
Practically all the stuff taught in colleges and universities is crap. It’s time employers faced that fact.
commented 2019-05-09 17:08:51 -0400
yup, the entitled generation believes all these ‘freebies’ are exactly that, FREE!
well SOMEONE has to PAY FOR IT but I guess as long as it isn’t you, who cares right?
Here is a thought: get off your lazy *sses and EARN YOUR OWN WAY THROUGH POST SECONDARY EDUCATION!
THIS IS WHAT PAST GENERATIONS DID AND THEY WERE FAR BETTER OFF FOR DOING IT.
SPOILED, THANKLESS, GREEDY BRATS WHO ARE TOO LAZY TO WORK BUT DEMAND EVERYTHING BE FREE OFF SOMEONE ELSE’S MONEY!
commented 2019-05-09 10:03:09 -0400
Actually there is no GOOD reason why an undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree should cost any more than a high school education. All you need is teachers, text books , a building (an old boarded up high school will do) and a janitor.

It is the trappings of prestige that makes post secondary education expensive…that…and the routine practice of these institutions to go tits deep in mortgage with expansion and pro-rating that mortgage on students. The exorbidant cost of expensive education like doctors, dentists, computer science, engineering,….gets pro-rated on the undergraduates.

Retired philosophy professor Peter March (of Mohammed cartoons fame) made an excellent analysis and case for this and even tried to get a closed highschool in Dartmouth re-opened for this purpose.

For my own part, obviously today’s students do not seem to realize that value is a function of scarcity and demand. University should be elitist if a degree is to be worth the paper it is printed on. Admission should be by scholastic performance (subsidized by scholarship) and the number of graduates limited so as to keep the value of professional salaries high.

In Cuba post secondary education is free…but top tier health professionals only get a stipend of about $90 a month and are frequently required to work as cash cows for the state in other countries.