Students are being asked to contribute $2,000 to $5,000 per year to obtain an education and generally some form of certification. The purpose of the process is to increase the value and range of services the student can provide to others in exchange for MONEY for the rest of their working lives. Generally the increase in marketability results in hundreds of thousands more dollars over the rest of their lives. It would seem that an investment of $20,000 or so up front would be a no brainer.
Now to the problem. It actually cost about $25,000 per year for that university education. The taxpayers foot the difference! IF the students actually realize the potential of the education it is arguably a good investment for those taxpayers. However, that depends on the areas of study, the the quality and diligence of the student, and ultimately the overall productivity increase achieved.
There are a couple of things we now have to do. We must match the taxpayer funding to the most necessary and productive disciplines. We also must continually evaluate each student receiving taxpayer funds against the potential for long term return on investment. We then should direct our subsidies to obtain the greatest return.
Now to the present problem. The hooligans are disturbing our investments. They need to be cut off from ANY access to taxpayers money. They are welcome to pay their own way!