The Republican Party opposes making it easier to pay for college. They also
bash higher education as mere bastions for liberal brain-washing. They oppose
public education. They eschew scientific research and discovery because it
sometimes/often undermines their world view and political goals.
@TruthseekerActually, Republicans are all for higher education, as
long as you are studying business, accounting, or theology. Otherwise, it is
just elite, liberal gobbledygook.
For those who get lucrative degrees (engineering, finance, management) an 80,000
dollar education (4 year) is easily worth it. But what about those who major in
nursing, elementary education, or philosophy?
@Pete1215 the average Provo RN makes (according to some random salary website I
googled) 62K/year, so...I'd put that one in the "ok" position. El
ed. 49K so that one's debatable (but possibly still worth an 80K debt).
Philosophy, music, languages, etc...unless they plan on getting a higher degree,
or teaching...not so much :) Though I have seen English majors go to med school,
or become insurance salesmen, but their degree probably didn't matter too
Re: "The Republican Party opposes making it easier to pay for
college."Not being a Republican, it's a little hard to
speak for them, but I'll bet every Republican I know would be in favor of
reducing staff, reducing the number of deans and other administrators,
eliminating unimportant touchy-feely programs, reducing posh physical plant
expenses, eliminating non-teaching chairs and research professors, and paying
them all at not more than instructor rates.That would certainly
greatly reduce expenses, and make it easier to pay for college.