Education is a War for Survival
Challenge to Education
Ability should Decide
The fact that a large Percent of students fail at college level work is not an argument that the larger Percent who do succeed be denied the opportunity because they don't have money. There is no examination of the rate of failure among those who do have money. Money may disguise the incompetence of the children of wealth but it does not give them the right of unfair advantage. Opportunity must be given to the qualified regardless of economic circumstances.
If we force Americans to be qualified only for unskilled Labor, we guarantee that we become a second rate Nation. The solution is not denial of opportunity, but the providing of better early education and better than survival wages for those not qualified for higher learning. To say we cannot afford it is a lie. The truth is we refuse to afford it.
We have never had trouble affording unlimited spending for Wars if we considered it necessary for survival. We created more debt to fight World War II that the entire GNP.And yet we survived the debt and went on to an era of great prosperity and power in the World.
Education is necessary for survival of the Nation in a Technological world. We could guarantee that those who are not qualified for the highest levels of education could earn wages that provide a decent life for them and their children including Housing, Food, Clothing and a reasonable retirement in old age, Then We could fairly guarantee an education to our best and brightest. The Children of the wealthy will be entitled to whatever education that money will buy them no matter what their limited ability. After all, they can do that now. That Certificate of Achievement is necessary to give them that leg-up over us ordinary people. The benefit is that the Nation will have the service of our most able people who happen not to be Rich.