I saw a cartoon that portrayed a young kid opening his mail, with an expression of glee. He’d just received a letter offering free college tuition. On the other side of the cartoon was an older man who was griping about being on the other side of that hypothetical equation, complaining about having to pay for tuition for people he’s never even met (and who might squander away the opportunity as well, no doubt).
This may be an accurate representation of PUBLIC OPINION. But the truth is much more complicated in this case (though it’s usually the other way around).
We have an educational system that has SUCCEEDED! Succeeded – In creating college entry statistics where the average applicant READS AT A SEVENTH GRADE LEVEL. Just how horrific that really is, words below a 7th grade level CANNOT EXPRESS.