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Cost of Higher Education

To the Editor:

In many if not most areas, I believe government is too intrusive in our private lives, even in lower education. I

fully support home schooling and believe those that do should be supported by vouchers. Same pay for equal

work – isn’t that the mantra often heard? Public schooling is fine as long as they stick to imparting knowledge

and skills.

For reasons detailed below it is my opinion that we should provide higher education for free. In addition, I

would add trades education to that category, including apprenticeship programs that encourage employers to

support it. However, degrees and certificates should not be dependent on classroom hours but on knowledge and

skill. Self-taught individuals that can pass knowledge and skill requirements should be given the same degree or

certification as those attending colleges. Knowledge is not tied up in some professor’s class or found within the

boundaries of a campus. The test should only be one of competency! Do you have the skill to do the job? This

should include doctors, lawyers and rocket scientists.

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