That was in, what, 1992...
The managing director graduated from CUNY probably in 1984.
The point that was being made is that the generation of my managing director had it better with respect to the cost of education compared to CUNY students 10 years later. The higher cost acted as a setback. Comparing the two generations, the older generation could go into car ownership, home ownership, graduate school, cost of first child with less setback than the generation just 10 years later.
My point is that higher education is NOT a "human right" -
It is not a human right in a society with degenerating quality of life for the 99%. Thank God somebody's government is raising the bar on human rights. Oh, and it's not "the richest country in the world [USA]."
what isn't under the permissive left's views? - but a privilege that people of intelligence and personal drive may choose to pursue if they are qualified.
Try applying that to pre-K.
It's the same thing. Germany is simply saying in global civilization with its global competitiveness, it's a human right to keep pace with education demands in all fields. Quality of life for the 99% will be better for it. German business will be better for it. Tax revenues from globally competitive companies staffed by well-educated pools of employees helps government.
If the government, a/o private entities a/o individuals, wants to award merit-based scholarships - and I mean SOLELY-merit based - fine, but that's their choice, too.
No, that's that artificial bell curve baloney. In my professional association, whoever passes the test on the Project Management Book of Knowledge, gets the credential. There's no artificial hurdles.
There's supposed to be no child left behind. Apparently in Germany, no citizen there is getting left behind.
So, your proposal has all that administrative cost of applications for scholarships while Germany has a learning society. Don't stop at high school. You could learn from age 14 - 18. Well, you can continue to learn 18 - 22--thus cutting down on the part-time track to a college degree--people who have to work and go to school.
You have disincentives for kids to not go to college: work one or two jobs and go to college.
Anyone who's ever gone to college, from the easiest 2-year local community college to the world's most prestigious research university, knows that there are people there, many receiving financial aid of some kind, who do not deserve to be there and shouldn't be there. Not everyone is qualified for higher education and not everyone should be provided it, especially at the taxpayers' expense.
So you want to discourage people. Meanwhile, other countries are surpassing your country. Where you do not see human potential, they do.
It's kind of like the movie 9-1/2 Weeks where the 1% guy makes his girlfriend crawl across the floor for financial quality of life.
No, I do not need to prove to you my qualifications for advancement in all these degrading ways in which you like to see people grovel.