Education is frequently a very one-sided argument and I wrote it back in June of Well, here it is:
But today, thanks primarily to television, sports have become massive revenue generators. At the same time, public universities have seen their funding plummet. It's time to flip the script; one hand helps the other. Certainly you are aware of the problem. The problem, of course, is that the cost of college tuition has skyrocketed.
Students and their families are getting buried deeper and deeper in debt trying to pay for college. Public universities, once havens of affordable, quality college education, have been hit the hardest. It's a problem that has quickly become a national crisis. But I have solved it.
President Obama has an idea for a solution. He wants to give everyone two years of free community college tuition. It's a great solution, except for one small problem: Right now, it's a pipe dream. But my solution doesn't have that problem. I know exactly how to pay for it.
Not only that, it will cost us nothing. My solution does not require even one additional taxpayer dollar. It doesn't require state legislators to reallocate any of their funds, or raise taxes, or have to find any additional revenue. Not one additional state or federal dollar is necessary.
Universities will not have to make one single cut. Not even one employee will have to lose his or her job, not one program, major, or class will have to be eliminated. Not one salary will have to be lowered. Everything at the universities will be exactly as they are today.
And tuition will be lower. Well that depends on how much the school currently charges. But let me give you an example. At my school, the University of Illinois at Urbana, base tuition could be lowered by 25 percent for all in-state juniors.
Or, 25 percent lower for all in-state seniors. It can work pretty much the same at every other public university in the Big Ten conference too. Probably many other state schools as well. There are, of course, other ways the savings could be divided up; this is just one way.
There is, however, one small catch.
The catch is that this will only work at the colleges and universities that have Division I football programs. But that includes most of the schools with the greatest number of students, as well as most of the largest public universities in every state.
That's a lot of students. And I admit it's not a perfect solution. A 25 percent tuition cut certainly isn't as good as a 50 percent tuition cut. And a one-year discount isn't as good as a four-year discount. So it's not perfect, but on the other hand, it doesn't cost a thing.
And, as promised, it's easy. As easy as four letters. That's right, the sports television network. That's "B" as in billion.To truly grasp how smart it was to choose college, you have to look at the big picture.
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Mar 09, · The problem, of course, is that the cost of college tuition has skyrocketed. Students and their families are getting buried deeper and deeper in debt trying to pay for college.
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