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Believing that higher education isn't a right is an idiotic notion. How can you live in this society and not recognize the way that having other educated citizens impacts your daily life.
They pay far more taxes, vote more, volunteer more, and promote a higher level of discourse. Having college educate neighbors impacts my daily life. I don't want to have a racist or sexist neighbor - higher education works to improve the quality of the content of the character of it's students.
How can you not recognize that the higher education system impacts your life regardless of whether or not you're a student. I want to live in a strong economically diverse state, where students come out of college with an entrepreneurial spirit and give back.
And regarding the types of degrees.... I know far too many people who are madly successful that have "worthless degrees" like philosophy or english to buy the argument that tech degrees are all that we should offer. Going to college is not just about getting a job, it's where you become a more well rounded person and learn how to think. That can be done in a host of disciplines.
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