How can America invest more in education while still being ethical?

dilemma -- in America, education once received belongs to the worker, who is free to take work almost anywhere he can find it. Thus, there is little or no incentive for employers to provide training and education to workers, except in those circumstances where the employee who benefits essentially can not quit and... show more dilemma -- in America, education once received belongs to the worker, who is free to take work almost anywhere he can find it. Thus, there is little or no incentive for employers to provide training and education to workers, except in those circumstances where the employee who benefits essentially can not quit and take his training with him.

This leaves education and training to the vo-techs, community colleges, universities, and private for profit education system. Sadly, many of their knowledge providers have little real world practical experience -- and the 'education' provided all too frequently is of little value to employers.

This also leads to some or many students graduating with large student debt, requiring a near lifetime [or longer] to repay.

Without violating the Constitution or America's anti-trust laws, how can this system be rebuilt to be both more effective, cheaper to operate, and leave the learner with lower debt?

{The underlying point of Bernie's "free college" campaign position is that America NEEDS to invest much more in education (it leads to economic growth). the problem is that taxing those who won't benefit from that higher education in order to enrich those who will is simply another income transfer from the poor to the middle class scheme -- and makes income inequality worse, not better.}
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