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Hanne Lore

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How do you feel about the responsibility of the government towards the young people (18-25) regarding the economic and financial crisis?

Who is going to pay the longterm debts of the crisis? I strongly believe that many young people are/will be fed up with paying the price in the end. We are fed up with being called the 'lost generation'. If we are lost, why don't you save us?

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  • Nov 7 2011: Education....is it a privilage or a right? A government, any government has to balance its books. We can have or ask for it, the difference will always be what we can afford. Take Greece, a government in dire sytaights, indebted to the world and to its people! Why? It was unable to balance socialistic ideas with affordability. Education is a right to a specific term, lets say to the basic intelligence of the individual, end of high school, From then on only the intelligent, the best of the best should be able to use public funds to go to institutions of higher learmning. All og these offer subsidies for the qualified. The ones that cannot cut the grade should not be a burden or an expense to the rest of the social network we all incorporate in our lives. It means the old, t5he invalid, the extremely poor or handicapped. Huge strikes in sveral countries, a sort of excessive demand has reduced such cost to the extreme. You hear cut this, cut some more and on the other side you hear more demands frrom unions for higher wages and benefit. Education needs corporate sponsordgip at higher levels of Education, so lets not mistake it is money that goes into the coffers of these institutions. Education should also be based on present and future job demands, Teachers in abaundance are digging ditches, Mater of Arts are driving buses. I have to think they were misplaced in their educational programs. No we cannot allow education to become a aspect of affordability, but we can make it a demand for ability and need. It is all of us citizen paying for it, parents and grandparents and homeowners and even the welfare recipients pay for it by being cut in the small allowance that is given out. We need better tests to screen applicants and better selection in the pre university entrance exams. Student loans should be based on the quality of the student and the demand in his selection of courses. Otherwise a free education cost more than the student will ever benefit!
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