THE GREATEST BUSINESS
It was once said that education was to be the great equalizer in society.
“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men,” Horace Mann, education reformer in 1800s, said.
Although these words were once true in America, it is safe to say that it no longer is.
Bob Carlton, history professor, spoke about how all educational facilities were free once upon a time.
He went to Berkeley, which is till this day one of the most prestigious schools in our country, absolutely free of cost.
I personally couldn’t help but chuckle while hearing this. It seemed so unreal that not too long ago this was actually happening.
He said that just the thought of a community college having tuition back then was ridiculous.
But since Reagan came into play and started lowering taxes to save himself and the rest of the high class money in the ’80s, we slowly started going to shit.
With the lack of funds that the state of California once had it had to find new and different ways to make the dollars stretch.
And apparently, education was not a top priority.
Now after saving the wealthy peoples’ money the average Joe can not afford to go to school and get a descent education.
Jails sadly receive more money than our schools. It’s free to go to jail even though it costs taxpayers $50,000 a year.
If only that money could go toward something positive, something for the progression of man. Education for example.
It seems as if school is only for the rich to just get richer.
If something isn’t broken it shouldn’t be fixed. Someone should have let Reagan know that, because our education system was at one time arguably one of the best in the world.
Now it’s just another way to make money.