New Way Of Thinking

I was just considering education and how it's changed over long periods of time. It used to be that there was one knowledgeable person who would teach a large group of people. But now we have many different people teach the same subject and many narrow focuses so there isn't too much at one time. I was pondering how learning could be further bettered and I considered that a big issue with continued education is the cost. It's becoming critical to go to college to get a well paying job, but after you have it, many people are hesitant to raise their education further. It seems that all issues for getting higher education revolve around the cost or time that could be spent making more money. I know that personally, I go to school so I can learn enough to do a good job and get it done. But why must that be the extent of my knowledge? I was pondering that what if there were government sponsored colleges where it doesn't cost a lot of money to get in, (but you must show a vast want for knowledge) and the purpose was that you do everything you can to learn. Just study and do research. The pros to this would be that a person would have all basic needs covered because it will be provided for by the college, the cons would be that the person would probably never achieve great wealth, although, that is usually the case anyway. And here is from the government’s perspective. Pros would be that you have a sum of great thinkers who are able to devote ALL their time and energy to various focuses such as politics, international-affairs, economy, ect... The con would be that a large amount of money would need to be put into such a program. But it seems to me that the benefits far outweigh the costs.
Note: I did develop this idea from a video game called, "Elder Scrolls Skyrim." College of Winterhold. I have difficulty with creative thinking but I am good at drawing unusual parallels to various subjects and The more I think about this, the more it seems like a viable option.
Zealot362 Zealot362 18-21, M Feb 24, 2012

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