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#1 LFC

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Posted 10 October 2014 - 03:05 PM

Yep, college tuition is 100% covered in Germany, even for international students.

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All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

http://www.cbsnews.c...sport-required/

Looks like at least one nation out there values education. Some states do here in America, at least for residents, but it has a long way to go to being universal.
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Posted 11 October 2014 - 01:55 PM

Recently reported by Mother Jones magazine...

Mitt Romney was at a closed-door fund raiser for John Kline when he was surreptitiously videotaped exclaiming "What?!! I have to pay more than 13% in taxes to support free education for the sons and daughters of the 47%? When would the takers stop! This is extraordinary! When I was kid I just asked my parents for money." when he was told that college education in Germany have become free, and the same approach should be imported into the US.

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Posted 11 October 2014 - 06:46 PM

Trying to rickroll us, huh?
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Posted 11 October 2014 - 07:08 PM

As my 14 year old told me just a couple of days ago when I referred to it, rickrolling is the internet meme for 'old people'. Ouch on us I guess.





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