As you recall, the FCC also just redefined the word "broadband" to mean service which costs $85-$105 per month.
Well, it defined broadband as a specific speed. That speed costs different amounts at different locations. And based on the number of connections purchased. Some major cities you can get it for $20. It costs $9.25 by the article.
You think it's a good deal if you spend $1 million per year to encourage one guy to do online classes.
Well, leaving aside the 10x factor, yeah, I do. I mean, 100k to get someone off public assistance (food/shelter/health/etc) for their working years is a good return on the money.
Note that doesn't actually pay for the classes
Tons of free classes out there.
Did it occur to you that it would be cheaper to pay full tuition for TEN people who actually worked hard at school, proving that they want to be educated and they'll do the work in college?
I don't see them as mutually exclusive. Not everyone is close enough to a community college to be able to commute there and live at home. And I think second chances for people who fucked around in high school are supremely important. With a HS diploma, you can do something. Without one, you're living off tax dollars til you get a GED... at least
Certainly it didn't occur to you that the million bucks you want to spend is coming from my family
Maybe a nickle of it.- You want those who succeeded to pay a higher share, fine. I think it's a good idea to ask people who make billions to pay a little more in taxes.
I AM struggling to pay for my own college while supporting the family, while my wife waits for her turn to go to school when we can afford it.
You're not in a great spot, and I empathize. I think it shouldn't be so hard for you. But, I certainly don't think it's inherently noble for you to have to work so hard to succeed. Society shouldn't force you to. We should make it easier.
Damn you guys are bad at math and logic
You seem to think I have computational errors, or that I have logical errors. You didn't really point any out. But I will point out that you had factual errors, since I think that this statement opens that area of discussion.