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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 4 years ago

How would the economy change if everyone had access to a "free" education ( let's just pretend, okay? like taxpayers fund it)?

How would economy change? Teachers would still get paid, possibly from the taxes that fund it.. Please provide sources

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  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    4 years ago
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    I assume you're talking about college because grade school up through high school is "free" unless you go to a private school and pay tuition. The thing is, if colleges and universities were "free" and paid THE SAME by the government with taxpayer money, what incentive would any college to be say, "ivy league" status. All the colleges would be equally mediocre, pay all their professors the same money, teach all subjects in the same mediocre way, and graduate mediocre students who would go out into the world and get mediocre jobs. There would be little innovation, new ideas, or creativity. You may pay through the nose for it, but a good education gets you exposed to professors who challenge you, make you think analytically, and outside the box. There would be no Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Zuckerbergs, Hawkings, Einsteins. Their ideas would be crushed by a mediocre education system paid for by government bureaucrats, who would be sending their kids to private schools paid for taxpayers. Hey, isn't that what they do in Communist countries!? YES IT IS!!

  • 4 years ago

    Right now the US is beginning to fall behind other nations as other nations are much more compedative through innovation largely driven by and educated population. Nobody is going to iinvest in place where the middle class is disappearing and markets are shrinking. A fee education, to the student, is going to make the US more compedative against other countriesraising the standard of living across demographics.

    You need look no further than than the green energy sector around the world to see this in action. While republicans were denying climate change and protecting their fossil fuel buddies, supported by an ignorant electorate on the right, the world has been progressing rapidly.

    If you look to where the US is technologically strong with things like space exploration with NASA, or fusion reactor research in Berkeley, these areas are where overwhelmingly liberal.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    It'll just be alot of educated poor people working at Walmarts and McDonald's.

  • Daro
    Lv 7
    4 years ago

    Plank # 10 "Free education for all children in public schools"

    Howdit work out for them?

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    We already have too many fast food workers with four year degrees, and so now you are trying to create food service workers with Phd's ?

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Ok but no.

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