ANSWERS: 38
  • Well, maybe not as expensive as it is. Some poor kids can't even afford to go.
  • Certainly. The US taxpayer should provide a free college education for everyone regardless of citizenship or ability. (Intended sarcasm.) IT will make a great campaign promise though. Just like Universal, not FREE, healthcare.
  • Well nothin's free of course. I do strongly agree that education should be significantly funded by our society though. It is a classic case of "from each according to his abilities to each according to his needs".
  • Yes I do , but I think that the entrances for education should be more stringent I know in the UK Some Universities are reintroducing their own entrance examinations.
  • Yes, but I also think that teachers need to be paid a LOT more for what they do.
  • Heck no. Even the poorest of people in America can get a free education and most can get room and board through grants and some loans. You have to sacrifice. It means more if you do. I think the federal loan and grant program should be expanded a bit, but not have the feds (through taxpayer dollars) pay for college for everyone. States are handling the free college thing very well through state taxes and lotteries. If you can't get a cheap education in America something is wrong with you. It may take a while, but you'll get it.
    • BRG
      totally agree...wish I could have said it as well!! lol....
  • Education is never free. For instance, answering questions on AnswerBag costs people their time, which they could have spent doing something for pay. If by "free," you mean do I think the government should bear the cost of educating people, the answer is YES. We are a democracy (here in the U.S.)(supposedly) and we cannot be an EFFECTIVE democracy without an educated public. Until college, everyone here IN THEORY has the right to a "free and appropriate public education," but that's not enforced very well. :( "Appropriate" means accomodations for kids who need them, such as Braille for blind students, etc.) The U.S. does not have free colleges, though some countries do and we OUGHT to. Otherwise, we can't guarantee that enough of the next generation is getting extended education to keep the middle class going; to stop us from becoming a nation of aristocrats and peasants, with nothing in between.
  • Education IS free. Take this website as an example. Take life as another. Every experience one goes through, whether good or bad, has a lesson in it. It's all up to the person to find that lesson, take it in, and apply it.
  • Yes, without question!
  • Yes all the way through College.
  • Absolutely! As the father of 3 children, I want them to have the same opportunities as everyone else. Before anyone says I shouldn't have had 3 if I couldn't afford them, I wasn't expecting to be dis-abled at the age of 42, and that wiped out everything we had. But, now, I don't know what you would do about the difference between a doctor's education or just a typical 4 year degree.I suppose as long as you kept up your grade point average, your education would still be funded. Otherwise, every student would sign up to be doctors and cruise for 8 years. Something needs to be done, because most all the people I know are praying their children get some kind of scholarship, or else they won't be able to send them. Most of my friends are good parents, but are not rich by any means. And, some of their kids are working 2 jobs and trying to go to school, and it's very hard, but they are hanging in there.
  • I'm not sure. I just wish that everyone could have a fair shot at their dreams. For some people, grades come easy for them. I may have had ADHT in my school days and did'nt know it. I would study hard to maintain Bs and Cs while your straight A'ers would breeze through their classes. I wasn't able to apply for med school. ETC. because of poor grades.
  • I think everyone should be given access to an education but not necessarily a free one. People don't appreciate what comes free sometimes and I think this is the case in the US.
  • Yes. Education should be free. Everyone should have the right to a good education, regardless of how much money they have. Also, teachers deserve to be paid much more than they are, especially the ones in primary education since most of the students don't behave or want to be there. At least in college the students behave better since they have to pay to be there.
  • Education can be free if you work hard enough. I think everyone has a chance to get an education, it's just how hard you are willing to work.
  • Yes, including college and preschool. Children should have to start school at a younger age and there should be more resources for them to stay in school.... but as someone else said: TINSTAAFL!
  • Yes I do. In Canada Native Americans can go to school basically for free. If they can afford to do it for some they should do it for all.
  • It would be nice. . . But the bigger question is how you pay for it all!
  • Yes and always and the best that we not can afford, but the best that we force our government to make available at our demand.
  • G'day Princess30, Thank you for your question. We should at least at primary and secondary level. There should be an mechanism where tertiary students can get an education but pay it back from their increased earnings similar to the HECS scheme in Australia. Regards
  • For those who are suffering from income, theycan be issued free education with quality type of studies in all sense. After they get jobs they can een pay their donations to their institutions. For those thaing good income they even can help others suffering.
  • yes, but i dont know why, because of that i want you to tell me why and give me more information, next week i have to present this topic to my class.
  • yes i agree, but i don't know why, because that i want you to tell me and give me more information. next week i'm going to present this topic to my class. i need your help guys.
  • it is, public school.
  • education is free. you learn something new every day lol.
  • YEA, OFCOURSE!!!!!
  • It CAN'T be free. Everything costs money... The books, teachers salaries, facilities, etc.. I may not send a check to my kids' school but it still comes out of my pocket in the form of income taxes.
  • Education should be free as we all have a right to an education, also if this was done then most countries wouldnt have the problems of adults who cant read and write. poverty within poor countries would not be as low and extreme as they are. It would solve many of the problems that theer in the world
  • Yes. There are lots of families in the US that can't afford their children to send to college. Scholarships and Government Schools should be the main focus.
  • Of course!Every incumbent then, will be educated!!
  • I think not all. There should be a school for scholars who can't afford for their education but they're smart. And scholarships should also be the main concern.
  • Only for those who are unpreviledged but,brilliant.
  • Well, in my case I wished that they would convert my student loan into a scholarship after graduating with a 4.00 CGPA, but alas...
  • HELL NO.......just elementary and high school.....you want college? then get off your ass and work for it....like so many of us had to..........WAY to much 'gimme gimme gimme' goin' on in this country.NO ONE OWES YOU COLLEGE......no one.........ya heah??????????
  • No, you have to earn it, just like poor people who work hard to make a living. With free education, taxes will be raised. That will make the poor more poorer. What you can do, stop being lazy and find a job to pay for your educational costs.
  • 8-18-2017 Education is not free and it doesn't matter what you think about it. If someone tells you this fruit is poisonous, well, somebody had to die to learn that. That knowledge is free to you because somebody loved you enough to pass it on just because they wanted you to live. Maybe you will be the one to die to learn the next new fact. Education is not free.
  • if you mean college, NO NO AND NO........taxpayers have enough crap to put up with without having to pay for college-bound people!! get off your ass and work your way thru.........and parents? DON'T DO IT.....if they want it bad enough, there are scholarships, etc., they can apply for.......YOU DID ENOUGH JUST BY RAISING THEM.......now plan for YOUR RETIREMENT & LET the kids do it themselves!!!!!! and believe me, they'll appreciate it much more than if you handed it to them on a silver platter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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