I consider myself a libertarian, but saying that "Education is a service" is essentially saying rich people getter the better education and poor people get worse, which just makes the poor stay poor and the rich stay rich. I believe in free market economics but education is one thing I don't think should be privatized or considered "a product" you purchase, with having more money getting you a better product.
That’s not necessarily true. Education is a service and it costs money, regardless of your feelings.
Universities don’t accept people based on their income. They accept people based on their ability and test scores then these universities, even private ones, more often then not give some financial aid. I’m by no means rich, yet I go to a University where tuition, housing and my meal plan total over 50k per year. However like many institutions they cut that cost down because they want to attract students like me who participate in athletics, strive for more than just a degree and will likely become a positive part of the university.
A quality education at an expensive university is also no guarantee of wealth and not going to college is not a condemnation to poverty. We’ve all heard of billionaire college dropouts and baristas with degrees from Harvard.