Re: One humanity, all in the same boat

From: James Rogers (
Date: Mon Jan 14 2002 - 18:13:52 MST

On 1/14/02 1:31 AM, "Damien Broderick" <>
> I don't see the relevance to my point, which was that those who bleat about
> `evil' communistic/socialistic `free' education for all never seem to worry
> about `virtuous' rich-parent-pays-&-kid-gets-in-`free' education.

In my not-so-long-ago educational past the actual case was that most parents
of all economic strata paid for their children's education. I was one of
the few poor saps whose parents weren't paying for my education, which kind
of works against you since the system operates under the assumption that
your parents will be paying since most do. I don't see where the system
needs to be fixed, beyond changing things a bit so people whose parents
aren't paying for their education don't get hosed. As far as I can tell,
the only people who really lose out under the current system are people who
neither have someone to pay for their education nor qualify for one of the
myriad of special exceptions and aid programs that basically ignore
otherwise ordinary non-minority folk such as myself.


-James Rogers

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