Originally posted by sh76
What he's saying is really grossly inaccurate and, because Bernie is such a sincere guy, someone really ought to get him straight.
This idea that poor people can't get a college education is simply wrong. They might not be able to afford to go to University of Florida, but there are thousands of colleges (including virtually all community colleges) whose tu ...[text shortened]...
I really wish Sanders would stop framing the debate in this way that is really counterfactual.
"This idea that poor people can't get a college education is simply wrong."
ugh, pell grants again. first of all, 5000 dollars mean nothing. then not all qualify. if you do get that 5k you are restricted to a certain category of weaker colleges. every time i hear about pell grants from you is being reminded that you consider acceptable for poor young people to be told "this is what you're worth, you don't deserve to get into a good college, you don't deserve to get out of poverty"
"There are also other options for education, including MOOCs, Straighter Line, credit bank colleges and the like that are very inexpensive."
yes, i am sure banks give out loans to poor people with no jobs all the time.
"For expenses beyond Pell grants, low interest loans are available. Yes, they have to be repaid, but it's not like poor students don't have access to education."
so this is the best solution the richest country in the world can come up with? have young adults (barely adults) decide on taking on huge debt (if a bank actually approves the loans) in order to pursue an education that doesn't guarantee a job at the end?
"I really wish Sanders would stop framing the debate in this way that is really counterfactual."
i really wish you had a better grasp on the reality of the present instead of living with the impression everything is as it was (i assume in your case) 40 years ago.