Policymaking and rhetoric are two contrasting skills with unique aims. However, politicians need both, and it is quite tempting to substitute one from another. Some years back, the president said that higher education cannot be considered a luxury rather it is an economic imperative that every family should afford. This should be the basis of creating a good education policy. There have been proposals to create a rating system for the universities, which would eventually tie federal financial aid to schools’ value and performance. In this way, an incentive for universities and colleges will be created to limit costs without sacrificing students’ future success.
Also, the other plan is to ease student loan burdens through expanding “pay as you earn” system. This will allow more borrowers to pay monthly payments based on their income amount. After 20 years, they can be forgiven the outstanding balances.
Why we need an education policy
Nearly every person wants to get the college education costs down. However, this does not mean allowing a lot of students borrow a lot of funds, more cheaply. Thus, there is a need to create a cost-effective, responsible borrowing system. This involves informing the borrower.
When we make borrowing easy up front and less risky, this is likely to postpone the day parents, and students abandon the most expensive colleges that are out-of-reach. According to a recent study, if students find it easy to borrow money to cover the cost of tuition, colleges, and universities can raise these costs without even experiencing a drop in their admission pools.
Not every person can get into a top-tier school. What criteria will be used to determine such schools? Unfortunately, the continued campaigns can bother with specifics. Another problem is that schools are in a business of selling and not imparting skill sets or even education. Rather they are selling a degree from an accredited program.
Moreover, the academic community thanks to their powerful financial status quo, set accreditation standards, which determine the programs that are sellers. The result is that you cannot access graduate-level education without completing an undergraduate course. Also, a lot of jobs require that you have an undergraduate degree.
If education is to be reformed, we need to change accreditation practices. It should set standards for the college-level courses like it does for the high school. Thus, a degree, which reflects a series of accredited courses and credits earned should be accepted for admission to all graduate-level programs.
None should be allowed to eat in campus dining hall or sleep in student hostels to get into the nursing programs. Admission to the graduate programs should only be available through testing. This article highlights why we need an education policy in the country.