• @tallwookie
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    -810 months ago

    maybe you should start a grassroots campaign then.

    • @[email protected]
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      1610 months ago

      There are plenty of campaigns against for-profit debt already making progress.

      Besides, the data is already all out there, and that’s what I’m interested in spreading.

      Costs less than a percent of the US budget to pay for free higher education, and in 2-8 years, the US would have a new productive generation of doctors, scientists, engineers and other professionals. It’s a pretty obvious win.

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          10 months ago

          Some of the craziest conversations I have had are with libertarians.

          “We don’t need a department of education, we just need to be friends with our neighbors and the neighborhood pools it’s money to hire teachers who come from somewhere that we all agree are great because in this fantasy I get along with all of my neighbors perfectly and our values are aligned and then we rent a building or we build a building or we use someone’s home and we just teach the kids there!”

          Oh like public school? Like a public school with extra steps?

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            10 months ago

            I love how folks like to pick political ideologies like their favorite sports team. Like you can only use one tool to build a house.

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              610 months ago

              And the choice is often so remarkably ill-considered, if considered at all. Like buying a house based on the color of the mailbox.

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            310 months ago

            A ‘public’ school (or any institution) they imagine themselves dominating (and lets be real, abusing that power and potentially vulnerable individuals/children).