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Old 16th April 2019, 07:22 AM   #241
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
No it wouldn’t. There would still be a division between less and more prestigious schools. And it’s not like this scandal involved people who had a hard time paying for education. Free college contingent on academic performance would just introduce a strong incentive to cheat on that performance.

The current division between prestigious and less-prestigious schools is based on one factor far and away above all others. Want to take a guess what that is?

As a general rule, the more money you can put into a school system for curricula, facilities, teachers, etc., the better results you're going to get out of it. And the more money you can put into a school system, the more students it will be able to handle.

The US could dramatically increase education spending through a proportionately very small cut in defense spending, and by effectively taxing the numerous megacorps and billionaires who get away with paying nothing in taxes as things stand right now.
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