Many Democratic candidates are pushing for free college. I’m not certain, but I get the impression that these Democrats are in favor of this as a remedy for the stagnant wages of the working class, a stagnation that has been with us for over four decades while many other sectors of the economy have risen significantly (CEO pay, the stock markets, the wealth of the .01%).
I do not agree that this is a proper remedy as it does not address the root causes as I see them, however, that is the subject of another conversation.
For those who do agree that this is a proper remedy to raise the stagnant wages of the working class, would it be prudent to limit the scope of these free college educations or should the subject matter be open to the whims and interests of the student, regardless of the probable outcome with the sort of diploma and degree that the student will be handed on gradation day in two or four years of free college?
In other words, should study in Egyptology Nannying, Puppet Arts, and comparative literature, be as free and funded by tax dollars as a degree in teaching, computer science, engineering, or nursing?
I say yes. What say you?