Context : EducationExploded

There is a debate as to whether it's "progressive" (ie. LeftWing) for the state to sponsor higher education, given that it's mainly consumed by the middle-classes.

Why should TheWorkingClass and poorer people be taxed to subsidize MiddleClass students?

Good overview here :

which has this nice quote :

J.W. Mason's rebuttal: "Suppose users of Central Park are higher-income on average; is progressive policy then to fence it off and charge admission?"

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