Would you seize the opportunity to pay for strangers’ secondary schooling?
If you’re like Bill Maher, the answer’s No.
On Friday’s installment of Real Time, he skewered the notion of free college.
At the heart of the matter: Joe Biden.
The trillion-dollar program allocates over a hundred billion to aspiring students:
Specifically, President Biden is calling for…$109 billion for two years of free community college so that every student has the ability to obtain a degree or certificate.
Last month, RedState’s Jeff Charles sounded off on the expenditure:
[B]iden’s plan [is] an unnecessary expansion of the federal government that gives the state far too much involvement in the lives of everyday Americans. In the case of “free” community college, along with other provisions…most of the $1.8 trillion…would go towards endeavors that won’t provide the benefits it promises.
Evidently, Bill Maher’s of a similar mind.
Firstly, the comedian’s not impressed by colleges in general:
“[C]olleges have turned into giant luxury daycare centers with overpaid babysitters anxious to indulge every student whim.”
The university climate has certainly changed.
Schools routinely make the news, but rarely for anything academic.
Cases in point:
Bill offered his own examples:
“The University of Missouri has a river grotto inspired by the Playboy mansion. Texas Tech has one of the largest water parks in the country. That includes a 25-person hot tub, tanning deck, water slide, and a lazy river.
“A third of students now spend less than five hours a week studying. And when they
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