Argumentative Essay: Should Community College Be Free?

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For those who have graduated from high school and will continue with their higher education, many if not all of these students will have to pay out of pocket for college. Most of students think that if they graduate from college or a four-year university they will have a chance to work in the professional field rather than work for minimum wage. It is an opportunity for anyone, particularly those who have low wages, to earn a degree and make more money. In the article “Expanding Community College Access” from The New York Times, President Obama states that tuition for community college should be free, because the American workforce is not educated enough for the global and national workplace. The presiding evidence and statements from experts …show more content…

According to an article titled “Free Community College”, a program called “America’s College Promise... would provide tuition-free classes for students who go to school at least half time, maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher, and are making steady progress toward a degree or transferring to a four-year institution.” When one compares this provision with the admittance requirements at state and university campuses, this program is reasonably easy to get into. For a high school graduate this program is a cheap and easy solution to getting a college education. The qualifications are not strict, and students would be readily accepted. The President has stated clearly that he wants everyone in the America to go to school for at least two years in a community college so they can be educated and provide a steady income for their family. However, it would be far more beneficial if the American government simply provided free tuition at community colleges than have students go through a program. In conclusion, there are several emotional and logical appeals to support free community college tuition. This proposal will give more opportunities for many people and allow them to have a better future. President Obama has provided Americans the opportunity to advance their careers and education. Free community college should be supported because it will not only advance careers and education, but it will help the nation’s economy, build a stable government, and more importantly, give fulfillment to American

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