We’ve been saying for a while that given the lack of maturity displayed by so many academics that education has become essentially worth nothing.
The left wing of the Democrat party is pushing to cancel student debt up to the value of $50,000. Only a couple of trillion dollars. Congresswoman Ayana Pressley even wants to cancel mortgages and rent on top of student debt. We’ll save that lunacy for another day.
What of those people that studied hard and repaid their loans? Will they be reimbursed? What of those who are studying degrees with zero value to society? Why should they be compensated for studying pointless liberal arts courses?
Why should the plumber and his apprentice son – who don’t/didn’t use the tertiary system – be forced to shell out for the education of someone else who chose to study their field on the basis they’d attain higher earnings?
Perhaps the tertiary institutions make the best argument for being free all by themselves. Here are 10 examples.
Instead of the government forking out subsidies, perhaps these debt stranded students have a claim against the universities themselves to get a refund given the low quality lessons in life they got.