Over 200 demonstrations against tuition hikes in Montreal. Devastating cuts in state funding to schools in California. This is not the way to help the economy or a country's citizens. One of the biggest economic booms in the U.S. came after World War II when returning soldiers took advantage of free college education. That uptick in education jolted our society into high gear and produced the notion that each generation in the U.S. should be better off than the previous. Alas, it was only a short dream.
While congress is trying to give the Pentagon more money than they are asking for, it behooves us to consider why we are gutting our educational system at the same time.