America needs to free itself from directly financing education and put this back into the free-market. Where applicable, I advocate an “Earn to Learn” program for those seeking higher education where high school graduates would work in the private sector for four years before going to a university. My plan would eliminate the federal government’s participation in higher education loans to students.
My “Earn to Learn” program teaches young minds the value of a dollar and higher education before going to school. They get a taste of the real-world before their introduction to university. This helps to stress the value of a higher education and have young adults take their education more seriously. Earn-to-Learn would help eliminate those who go to university but take irrelevant courses not valued in the job market and develop attitudes that prevent them from being hired.
If a student loan is required, it should meet the following criteria: