All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Burmese)

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 9:

Those who have the kindness of benefit for others

For the sake of living beings, do not relax their powers.

Though these holy beings bear a heavy burden,

They never put it down and dwell in discouragement.

*the Great Chariot Sutra*

Burma is known as a golden land made of several ranges (or ‘Yoma’ in Burmese) where thousands of tribal memories, wisdoms, religions, cultures and beauties of plants and animals dwell. The rivers, all of them are indeed important to the people and other existences, snake through these beautiful mountainous regions and flow from the north to the south where Indian Ocean is. The peoples, Burma has 103 ethnics, all of them used to be really generous and all they knew was to give.

Since the modern day’s dictators have systematically destroyed, now the golden land is famous for its narcotic trades, refugees, migrant workers and various atrocities and sufferings.

One day, we’ll be free again and the land will be again famous for its beauty.

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If apprenticeship is widespread and giving real opportunity, then it's for a group of youth who aren't good enough for higher education. Exam results should be more important than other standards & judgement. If high school students are given real opportunities for apprenticeship, then they will choose. The pay should be reasonable too. If governments do want them choosing apprenticeship, then there must be persuasion in different forms. Youth do want to enjoy life too rather than working too hard. Apprenticeship should come with flexible working hours, enjoyable lifestyles that uni students can get. If apprenticeship is really desirable, then high school students will certainly take it. Apprenticeship is necessary.


…they’ve managed to cost the government money, and create mass student indebtedness at the same time. The loan policy in particular is a flaming catastrophe...Common sense would dictate that if there had to be a reform, it should be to make the financial system more like education – not the other way around... 
… As the real value of fees erodes, the squeeze threatens teaching quality and research excellence. The public finances cannot bear ever more debt write-offs…We need to switch back to the public funding of teaching, rather than debt write-off. And we need more diverse and appropriate routes through higher education… It is possible to unlock this change because the current system wastes both public and private money…
…High quality education should be available for all people…starting with early childhood education and continuing through graduate school. It should be the role of our federal government to provide free high quality education for all...


Arguments against free university education
Opportunity Cost
 It doesn’t have to, you can but why should everyone want it? Who’s the dictator?
Do we have too many graduates?
So it must be the rich who should get higher education because we have too many graduate?
Makes people value education more
Valuing education is not about measuring it in monetary term.
Signalling function of higher education
Assumption of employers shouldn’t be taken as a reason to cause a major crisis. Instead, employers should be given education how to test ability. At the same time, taxation has to be fair.
 50% of 18 year olds to go to university – it’s good. University can educate varieties to students including the studies that lead to no career, e.g. philosophy… Students can also be given opportunity to learn life, politics, nature, arts, etc. that have no career prospect but becoming informed youths, smart adults, good generation. At the same time, students should have opportunity to learn something for that land them a career such as plumber. If opportunities are flexible, students can learn both and work at the same time. This should be the same in Australia. Classrooms can be nice though crowded. University is a place to meet diversity and experience variety. 18 years old shouldn’t have to start thinking about debt and life ahead of them yet. They maybe low incomers, who are testing the water, who are searching for a path… they can serve in military, police, fire fighting, etc. as they enjoy university life at the same time. They can also take apprenticeship two days a week. They should be trained to become responsible adults one day.  

One day, they will earn decently. With lots of money in their pockets, what do kids do? They shop! 
Debt causes economic stagnation and recession - unhappy life. Education should be free. Those with debt should be pardoned - they should pay no more.

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