If you ask me, I definitely think that the government should ensure that higher education is easily accessable to anyone who is willing to study for it --not just the super students who can nab a scholarship. To me, education is one of the most important things a person can achieve. There are just somethings that you cannot learn anywhere else, and it's just incredibly hard to encounter people with minds as brilliant as those of many University Professors unless you're at university.
As for the statistics that show students studying less --maybe it's because most of the kiddies going to college these days are the rich ones mummy and daddy support. Of course they're going to study less --college is just a big party. At the end of it all, they'll probably just work for good ol' daddy. Call me a pessimist, but no matter how many hard working students there ARE in college, if the majority of students pretty much bought their way in, then there's probably not going to be much studying going on.
Education should be given to those who want it, need it and will appreciate it. It shouldn't be an excuse for rich kiddies to go play without the parents looming over their shoulders.
Just my 1 cent.
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