Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Why the Government Keeps Pushing College

    College graduates make more money than high school graduates. This translates into more money in taxes for the government. The government cares nothing for its citizens. The government is all about investment and returns. The majority of our leaders are business men or lawyers. This means they are looking for returns for every investment they make. Every student in a public college costs the government far more than their tuition covers. So, why is the government willing to spend all that money? Simple, because a person can be taxed more as they climb the income ladder!

    The plan worked beautifully going all the way back to the GI bill, but the rising costs of student's loans has backfired on the system. Modern America is filled with wage slaves that are just trying to keep their heads afloat. The land of college graduates earning wonderfully taxable salaries has ended. We have become: a land of worthless reality shows, innovation being owned by a few with an outdated patent office, and casually standing by as other nations lap us in math and engineering.

    The last State of the Union address was all about going forward with math, science, and engineering; the state of the state address from Nathan Deal (Governor of my State) openly stated that the main reason for education is to get a job in this modern economy. The push going forward in education is to get most of the country retrained into fields that are thriving and away from fields that have limited earning potentials. The modern world can be divided into Profession based majors vs Enlightenment based majors. We must recreate ourselves toward a wonderful new world of math, science, and engineering. Yet, we must not forget the arts, philosophers, and enlightenment majors that have challenged us to think of a brighter world throughout history. We must merge the two together.

    The birth of a new world is already here, but it is about to come into its own. Art and Engineering are mixing to creating something that no other time period in history has experienced. This blog is being written on a computer that was created by an engineer somewhere. Music is being downloaded by millions of people through itunes, amazon music, etc. This makes even the smallest of artists richer than their wildest dreams. We must not separate our academic and professional worlds into two fields, but merge them into one beautiful world. Universities, high schools, and tech schools need to push the arts to inspire our students to create new things that raise the economy up, and teach them the engineering to create the wonderful things the art inspires them to create. 

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