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  1. Crabtownboy

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    From the link "but now the German government fully funds the education of its citizens "

    and who funds the government?

    I am wondering if there are any basic requirements.
    For example, suppose you fail all subject for a full academic year - will you be allowed to enroll the next year?
     
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    I expect taxes fund the tuition. But it is an investment in their future. We are pricing our young people out of going to universities and that will harm us in the future.

    Don't know about the details on failing a course. I am sure there are some type of requirements to get in an stay in. I assume they still have the comprehensive examinations that kids have to pass to get in.

    We need to invest in our future by getting more kids into college. ​
     
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    and why are college costs going up at such a rapid rate?

    By giving free tuition ( and possibly all education costs - ie books, fees,ect) we are teaching our youth that society owes them a living.
    Key phrase - responsibility.
     
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    Come on Salty, is your Mountain Dew bottle empty again. Here have another.

    We education them so the USA can stay at the top technically, in business, in all areas. We teach them so they can produce and not have to go on food stamps, welfare, etc. We teach them because in the long run investing in their future costs much less than their remaining ignorant. We have proof of that from our own history. The GI bill did more to boost the economy and the living standards than anything this country has ever done.

    As the old saw goes, "If you think education is expensive, try the cost of ignorance."

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    Thanks, Mrs. Salty has this thing against the Dew
    The difference is that a GI EARNED it.

    There are several other programs as well. A commitment to teach or be a doctor in a poor area, ect.

    I just don't like giving away money. There needs to be some kind of commitment by the receiver.
     
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    Going on my signature. Priceless.
     
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    ...At the top in everything except language skills. :laugh:
     
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    Tell Mrs. Salty there are much worse drink available than MD. In the scheme of the universe MD is a very tiny issue. I am sure she will leave you alone if you tell her I give you permission to drink a MD now and then.

    It was a good investment and would be now also.

    I have no problem with having it in the guidelines that the person either pays the tuition back or work in a particular needed area. Not sure how the details would work out.

    Of course, also in the guidelines would be some type of requirement on the person's academic ability prior to their receiving help.
     
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