Having free tuition for college means that more people who cannot afford it now, would end up going. This is a good thing in terms that more people are getting a good education and continuing their educational careers to hopefully obtain good job, but it also decrease the value of a college education. If more people are able to earn degrees, it devalues them. Finding jobs even with their qualifications would be difficult (Should college be free?). This idea would also apply to the students, mainly student-athletes, that work for multiple years to try to perfect their skill and obtain full or half scholarship.
As Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill state in their paper “Should Everyone Go to College?”, “study after study reminds us that higher education is is one of the best investments we can make and President Obama has called it ‘an economic imperative’” (208). Time after time the youth are being doctrinated that attending college is best investment that one can make for their future. Studies done have proven that attending college not only open opportunities but that they also offer social benefits. Owen and Sawhill report that “there are many non-monetary benefits of schooling which are harder to measure but no less important. Research suggests that additional education improves overall well being by affecting things like job satisfaction, health, marriage, parenting, trust, and social interaction” (210).
Money is the basis of living , even people with lower income degrees could support themselves before the cost of tuition went up drastically. However, when you add student loans in the mix , debt over takes the standard of living. Ellison has heavy focus on this because he wants to highlight a big reason why free tuition can be beneficial for people in the long run. He believes if free tuition was put in place , every college graduate, lower income or higher income, will be able to live within their
Starting in the 1990’s, the U.K. had tuition free of pay, but over time, student demand rose causing the government to include fees (Kelly). These fees have been raised to the maximum and there has even been a student-loan program created to help pay for the tuitions (Kelly). If this plan for college failed in the United Kingdom, then why would it work in America. There are so many cons to these college plans which hurt both the taxpayer and the student. What is best for America is to not put these plans in
With college you don't just study for a career, you study for something that you would like to do for your life. You don't have to know right away, but don't miss out on the value that college can bring you. In the article "Actually, College Is Very Much Worth It" by Andrew J. Rotherham, the author states,"College graduates are also more likely to be in jobs with better benefits, further widening the divide" (Rotherham 80). Having a better job and a better salary is good in many ways as to being able to pay for more like a car, house, and maybe kids. Money is a struggle for a lot of people and if you go to college you get an advantage to getting more money.
”These athletes are receiving a college education in return for their skills in sports" (Horace 1). In a way, college athletes are already getting paid. Universities should not have to hand out more money to their athletes just to satisfy them. It would be unfair to other non-athlete students if college athletes were to receive payment for play and give athletic scholarships. Non-athlete students don’t get paid to do their school work.
Which I don’t think thats right. Also college athletes get opportunities at receiving both a college education and get the exposure to win a major professional contract. (1) What college athletes don’t understand is that they are getting exposure to getting a professional contract. If that doesn’t work they will always have a college education to lean back on. They give generous scholarships to top student athletes receive, covering their tuition and most
As we all know, college can be very expensive. With the scholarships and grants, college student-athletes can go to school for free and get their day-to-day needs such as food, housing, clothes, etc. Ackerman and Scotts, purpose is to show that college is a learning experience and with the help of college sports, the student-athletes will have a chance to grow and be successful in life rather than being exploited. However, critics believe that college student-athletes should be paid salary, like professional athletes, because they want people to see the “athletes are the rule, not the expectation” (par 11). They want the audience to think that it’s a rule for student-athletes to go play pro after two years, will no expectation.
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
There are crisis going up for student loans and it is making a big impact in the world’s economy as well. However, there are some pretty good reasons student loans are actually good. For instance, student loans can actually pay off college tuition and school fees while in school. It’s a great process which help students get through school without money issues and worrying about how school is going to get paid, that’s were student loans come in. Let’s say that a student wouldn’t be eligible for financial aid and doesn’t have a job to support him or herself for school, that’s also another reason why student loans could be very good for that certain student.