I also saw the classic [bumpersticker] If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. I don't think education is expensive. Education is a bargain, and an excellent investment. What I object to is the cost of schooling.
triticale, the wheat-rye guy
Clearly, what the folks who wrote that bumpersticker meant to say was that people should not complain about how much education costs or take action to reduce it. Their livelihood depends on an assumption that schools must be expensive to be any good; the more expensive, in fact, the better. The average bloke who shops around for education for his kids will make a horrible mess of them. Leave this matter to Us, citizen.
For inexpensive, and probably superior education, one must, however, buy that education from somebody other than the folks who wrote that bumpersticker aphorism.