I noticed that this was being addressed on an unrelated thread, and I think its an important topic to discuss. There are people here from various regions of the world whose governments address higher education in different ways. How do you feel about the state of higher education? Do you feel it is accessible to all income groups? Does the government provide enough aid? Should the government provide full tuition? What do you think of state run Universities? What about private colleges? What are your thoughts as to the differences between private and public universities? What about tests such as the SAT (or equivalent in other countries). Are the tests an appropriate measure and good to use? I believe that higher education is fairly accessible to most Americans. There are exceptions. No system is perfect, but if you are willing to work hard I believe that college is an option to everyone. There is a significant divide between public and private institutions of learning (not just cost), and I don't think this is a bad thing. Public Universities are not bad by any means, but it is a different setting, and that setting is good for some. I chose to attend a private college because I wanted a smaller school's environment. I wanted to know most of the students on campus, and I wanted the professor accessibility. I know that in every class that I have taken, the first thing the professor does is give their home phone number to the class. They regularly invite students to their homes for dinner or just discussions. Generally speaking, private colleges also have much higher quality resources and facilities. The downfall is, almost everyone I know will have over 200k in deferred debt when they leave graduate school. Your education basically defines your future. This is an important issue and is always one of the main issues in elections. I'm sure I missed some of the big questions, so just post your opinion and address the issues that you think are the most important.