If you know my education policy views, you know I support Freedom of Education out of my instinctive support for Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Media, and Freedom of Religion. But what about education financing? Well, let’s find out what I believe about that part…
Sanders’s Free College Ed Proposal
The presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wants to create an education policy where he raises taxes to fund community colleges so that every student can go for free. The problems I have with this, in order from biggest to smallest problem, are:
- This policy does not address the First Amendment-related problems that currently permeate our schools, like the venom we know as Political Correctness and the censorship and life-ruining it glorifies
- This policy also does not acknowledge the possibility of Non-government, Non-profit charities guaranteeing free education for every community college student
- This policy forgets that government does own and can raise prices on toll booths on the high ways and metropolitan roads
- This policy forgets that government does own and can raise prices on lotteries for this purpose
- This policy forgets that government can charge high rates of consumption taxes, which if applied to a cosplay supply that was bought for $23 and sold for $55, then said tax would apply to the $32 difference.
- This policy forgets that states and cities can reform their tax codes to a voluntary tax, where tax-funded services are only provided to those who choose to pay their taxes
- This policy forgets that government owns and can set prices for usage fees that apply to non-road government services like the city water.
- This policy forgets that government is very capable of setting up charities called Cooperatives, and make participation in them Optional-but-Encouraged for all citizens
- This policy forgets that government can sell a colossal chunk of the colossal amount of land it owns to pay for free community college education
Evidence of possibilities of volunteer-funding of free community college education linked here.
I don’t think I need to address education policy any further, least not in this post. Thank you all for learning today,