The financial burdens that college leaves with the families and students needs to be addressed as student loans keep racking up over time. The cost of tuition for colleges has risen drastically over the years and has bounded students to only one or two college choices to choose from and at some points tearing away the opportunity to go to their dream college. However, one reason college has driven up in price is because the value it brings with it’s degrees, but it should not limit those who can not afford the worthy degree. College should be cheaper as it will ease financial burdens and broaden the choices of those wanting to attend
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
It was quickly turned down due to financial issues. There was no way to pay for his plan then so why bring it back? Since 2012, every year America has added 2.39 billion dollars to the dept. The question over if this is feasible or not is fairly obvious. Do not get me wrong, the idea of having a free college to help those in need is illuminating.
My experiences while serving in the military were amazing; however, I don’t feel that everyone should have to make such a sacrifice just to get a college education, which is required by most jobs if you intend on obtaining a decent salary and a stable career. Many students must take out a student loans and depend on financial aid or scholarships to help them pay for their education and that ends up haunting them financially long after they graduate and start their careers. It’s a hefty price to pay for improving yourself. I believe the government granting two years of free college to students would aid students, while they’re on this journey of self-improvement, by decreasing or eliminating the amount of debt acquired; but also, by opening doors for the students who would never be afforded the opportunity due to they’re financial circumstances.
It is said that a well-educated workforce is a key to state prosperity and that college is considered the great equalizer, but rising school costs and crushing debt for students in the United States are beginning to take their toll. Community college enrollment has been on the decline for many years, and the trend may not reverse anytime soon (citation), yet steps to encourage college attendance are already being taken. Free community college for responsible students over the span of two years has already been proposed by former President Barack Obama (citation), while states such as Tennessee, Oregon, and Minnesota are offering some form of free college. Free community college is a very controversial subject with many opposing viewpoints, but the advantages of free education, such as an increased number of educated individuals, less student debt, and more educational freedom, could outweigh the potential disadvantages.
1 Many kids graduate school wondering what college they want to go to and if they want to spend so much money on it. Though some people think that college isn’t worth it I’d like to respectfully disagree. I think that college is worth it. The evidence I have behind my reasoning is that people with a diploma that are not going to college won’t be able to experience amazing social gatherings than people with a degree, and people with a diploma make less money than people with a degree.
The argument that the teachers are better at a university might be true but with a huge class, making a concession would be difficult, to where as community colleges are smaller, you can form connections with your teacher and also your peers. The goal of going to college is to achieve a financially healthy lifestyle. This all lies in the employer hands. Even though a four university may have a higher advantage over a community, but transferring after two years in a four year will only show the employer that insitute you receive your diploma from.
The first example is, some Americans who attend college believe that since the price of going to college is so high, it “fails to provide students with good value for the money they and their families spend.” (Pew Research Center). If the student can learn to manage their time, they can get a job and attend college at the same time so that they are able to provide for their families. The second example is, most adults who graduated from college believe that they are “earning $20,000 more a year” which helps them be able to have stability in their financial situations. (Pew Research Center)
Mary C. Daly, senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, said “there is overwhelming evidence that a bachelor's degree gives people a financial leg up.” Going along with Daly’s previous observation, some jobs don’t require a degree, but most of those jobs aren’t well paying, and in order to have a big house, or nice and expensive things, you’ll probably end up having to work multiple jobs if you don’t get a college degree. A high school diploma can take you places, but not very many. However, having a college degree opens up many doors out onto the world. These jobs can work with skills that you love, and can make you enough money to enjoy some of the finer things in
Did you know to go to college at a public in state college is around $78,000 for four years? I think the world need to lower college prices because you need a college education for most good jobs, so poor students that are bright can still go to college, and so you can pay off enormous debt after you get out of college. I believe all kids need an education after high school. Most jobs require some kind of degree. If you want a house and a car after you go to college and don’t want any more debt you need to have a good job to get you through life.
Currently, the presidential elections are coming up, and there are two favorite candidates to for the presidential. Hillary Clinton (democratic party), has proposed some great proposals for a change in the United States. She proposed a new immigration reform, an education policy, and a new healthcare reform. On the opposing side is Donald Trump (republican party), he proposed his own immigration reform, education policy, and also a new healthcare reform. Both, Hillary and Trump propose some great, interesting ideas for the U.S.
Do you plan on going to college? Should college be free? Right now, colleges are having people pay a lot of money to there, and others don’t have to pay a cent to go there because of scholarships. Whether it sports or projects that have gotten people scholarships; others have to pay. If it was free, people wouldn’t worry about paying, students would work harder to get accepted into big schools, and it would give people in a lower class have more opportunities.
Free college sounds great. It almost sounds too good to be true—because it is. With that said, free college is a great idea, and it would actually be a convenient resource. But it is simply just an idea that can not work in our current society and government in the United States. High student loan debt is a problem that should be fixed, yet the government should not pass reforms that will only temporarily relieve the issue but instead focus on reconstructing the college system itself.
All around the United States, there are people who probably never got the chance to go to college, not because they didn’t want to or weren’t motivated enough, but instead they couldn’t afford to go. In his book, The World Is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman talks about globalization, which means that the world is being flattened. What this means is countries are now able to compete with each other. One solution that would help people in a flattening world is free community college for two years. A majority of people have given up on the idea of college simply because it’s too expensive.
Attending a college/university is a dream that every young teenager dreams about, sadly a lot them eventually come to the realization that college and universities are too expensive for them to even afford. That is why many will just choose to go straight into the workforce right after the graduate highschool. Sometimes even community college is too expensive for them. Obama is trying to tackle this problem by proposing his idea of making Community College tuition free for all students. Normally I would agree and say this is a wonderful proposal but after reading over Joanne Jacobs’ article “As He Promotes It, Some Question Obama’s Free Community College Idea,” I do not agree with his idea of making community college free.