The education system varies from country to country.I tend to believe that the government should pay for the elementary education. In another word, the primary and secondary education should be free.But whether we should pay for the further education or not should be thought over.
The reason for the government to burden the cost of basic education is that all of the civilization should be based on people [Individuals ]with basic knowledge of the world.This kind of knowledge, such as the ability of reading or writing which can be used in daily life, should be acquired at schools. Without such knowledge, it may be hard for people[individuals] to earn a living.So I think [Therefore, ]the government should encourage people [The youth]to attend schools to get [for]basic education. And the best way to do this is to provide free education at primary and secondary levels.
However, it is another story about the further education[further education, however, is another story]. Colleges and universities should hire professors or better teachers who can offer advanced knowledge. Teachers who are available when students need higher level knowledge.And this can [Which may result in]result in higher costs. It will be difficult for the government to pay for all of the money and it is reasonable to ask the students to share a part of the cost. For those students whose family can afford the fees, the government should not pay the money for them.On the other hand, for those poorer students, the government should give them some financial help, for example in form of scholarship.
Finally, I conclude that the government should pay for the primary and secondary education. For those who want to receive higher education, it is reasonable to charge them some money if they can afford it....