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Two different candidates said tonight that college just isn't for some people. Because we've internalized this idea that education isn't about enlightenment or inquiry. It's about making a living, and if you can make a living without it, then you have no use for higher education.

There's no room in this neoliberal view for a restaurant worker to learn music theory or an electrician to learn history. Fuck this classist horseshit. Education is for everyone.

Politics, higher ed 

Right wingers like to bemoan the state of higher ed, but they never talk about this. If you want universities to become places where people come to truly improve their minds, make them free.

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Politics, higher ed 

@interneteh The problem, as they see it, is that educated people are way less likely to vote Republican.

Politics, higher ed 

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In Switzerland, even though nearly every cantons are funding and keeping university tuition-free, ppl still keep this mentality. And then, if you went to a trade school, your choice is severly limited if you wanna study in a liberal art college. Ofc there are tradeschool-to-university bridges, but they are privately owned and can cost up to 20k per year. Then there are still Community Colleges but they arent allowed to grant you a Bachelor or anything.

Politics, higher ed 

@interneteh I'd say the current system of education (i.e. configuring people into neat little sqaures for the benefit of the technocratic order) is not something everyone is good at doing.

But education is for everyone, therefore the system should be restructured to make that a workable reality.

Politics, higher ed 

@interneteh education should not be hell.

Politics, higher ed 

@johnpierremaeli @interneteh

Lol. Trying to recall the name of the cartoonist who warned that art school is a trap because your teachers don't want you to be good competitors with them when you graduate. :D

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