August 10th, 2015 09:55 AM
Hillary Clinton proposed a new plan to make college more affordable if she takes the White House. The plan is aimed at making college more affordable for the millennials and those about to start higher education and will cost the country $350 billion dollars. She wants to provide additional federal funding to those states that can increase their investments in higher education costs. For example, states that guarantee "No-Loan" tuition at four year public schools or a free tuition a community colleges.
So what does this mean? Tax payers spend more money on college in order to send more people to college for free. Why? Because it's too expensive. So instead of focusing on the reason college isn't affordable, she wants to tax more and plug the hole of the college tuition crisis in an effort to win the presidency.
It's always about the money and never about the inefficiency of our higher education system. Why can't there be more online classes? Online courses are usually much more effective than your tired teacher that was out late the night before, is having a bad day or maybe even sick. Online videos are cheaper than a college professor who has to re-teach the same lesson semester over semester.
One industry that has taken online education by the wings is in c9omputers. Lynda.com is one of the best teaching aides on the market where you can learn everything from programming computers, to building highly advanced applications for different cellular devices. The best thing about this website is it only costs around $20 per month. So you can learn more at Lynda.com, faster than a community college and if you don't understand a subject you can go back and watch the videos again, something many college professors would never do. Unfortunately, if you don't understand the lesson, the professor does not repeat the day's lesson. Besides shouldn't college be more about what you know rather than how much time you spent in class? If you can ace the test, why should you have to go to class? Why should you have to go to college to learn something you already know?
Besides the massive inefficiency of our educational system, Hillary's new proposal would increase our nation's debt during a time when there is already a student loan financial debt crisis. Furthermore, every time higher education funding is raised, tuition prices go up as well. How about this, more funding for colleges who are drastically reducing education tuition with technology and innovation?
One thing we can most likely expect if the Clinton's move back into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, the days of big government spending, entitlements and debt will continue to thrive.