College students Strike for Free Tuition.”Tax the rich” WHAT??

I saw a newspaper article about student striking in a university hallway. They stated “public school should be free, tax the rich.”

*Public schools meaning certain universities and colleges not high schools*

Here’s what I have to say…

As students already striking, have you done your research? Some colleges can cost anywhere from $4,000 to $30,000 a year OR even per semester.

So in order to have the “rich” cover this cost with tax money, what would be considered rich? How much will they need to be taxed to cover just one student or and entire student population at a school within a year? *side note: why do you feel its their responsibility to cover your schooling? Are a lot you not going to school to in fact be this idea of “rich”? What is rich? Are we talking taxable income only? Or debt to income ratio? You cant just paint a sign that says “tax the rich to pay for public school” and yet not have a legitimate breakdown of costs, reasoning, and who is being taxed.

Now lets just hypothetically look at a county (or city) and the school administering within those boundaries. Lets say rich is considered an income over 1million dollars a year. Now you have to ask yourself (and find some sort of census) how many people in my county make over 1million dollars? What rate are you going to tax them? Let’s say the mean average of college(s) yearly cost of tuition for a full time student in $10,000 (with no aid). Now you have 2,000 students attending that year. This would be $20,000,000 that needed to be taxed and collected. OH BUT WAIT there are 2,000 students EVERY YEAR. So yearly lets continue to tax “?%” to only the rich of the county a combined amount of $20,000,000 just for one college with a mean average of $10,000 a year with 2,000 students. What about the other colleges?

Well hasn’t this become interesting? Now as a single college you think we should tax the rich $20,000,000 yearly????

Im not opposed to taxation and everyone chipping in a share. But I think attacking the people we one day hope to be is not the best option. If anything FIRST we should get “Financial Academic/University Advisors”of sort to look into expenditures within a school, and really find out where our money is going when we pay that 10,000 a year. THEN if its made public, perhaps you could have a better understanding of whats going on before you pitch a tent in a hallway. Also, I would consider pushing for some sort of “inflation law” to stop education from becoming a mostly profitable business. After all its about the education? Right? So wouldn’t as a student you rather stop the raise of education costs by stopping the greed first?


Im just conversing. Im NOT saying we shouldn’t tax. Im am simply pointing out maybe we should look at the real problem to find a real solution.

Trust me I am a student going for my masters. Yah Yah Yah I know I have horrible spelling and grammar. But hey, we are all blessed with different strengths. I just happen to be life smart note grammar smart. I am 100% the person who thinks education costs are ridiculous and in some cases we are better off not acquiring them. $60,000 of debt and still work at a casual job? Yah not my idea of a good time (personal drive also plays into that but thats a whole other conversation).

Open your minds before you ask people to open their wallets. I am saying this in a positive way. To help us grow as a education system. And think outside the box before we ourselves attack one another.


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