Republican Rep. Tom Reed of Corning said Republicans will back efforts to further education goals, “but just to grant a free two-year education to people is problematic. We already have an $18 trillion national debt.
“The common ground may be, how do we drive costs down to make them affordable to all students going to college and a universities?” he said.
How would Tom drive costs down, one wonders:
- Larger classes
- Fewer professors, more adjunct instructors
- Less research
- Fewer subjects for study
- Lower pay for teachers
- On-line classes
Is low cost education what we need, or had we better find the funds to maintain high standards?
© William Hungerford – January 2015