A college education has become a necessity in today’s society. What if college was miraculously free. It would be like going to your public high school without paying that horrendous tuition fee. A lot of people say that free college is a dumb idea because it could potentially flood the market, and Others think it’s a great idea though, because more people would end up going to college because they don’t have to worry about financially paying for it.
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. These kids are college athletes, they are not professional athletes so they should not be paid to play.
Another reason that college educations are not needed is that the student debt that college students get far outweighs the potential salary of college graduates. According to the article, “Why College Isn’t for Everyone”, the author states, “others
1. The purpose of this article is to persuade the general public that not every high school student needs to strive to attend college because this will not only be a waste of time and money, but will also present them a career that they have trouble discerning the value of what they do. 2. The article does have a bias. Matthew B. Crawford believes that it is time to question what a good job appears to be like, both the security of the job and the worthy of being honored both considered as two key aspects.
Maddie Berlemann Mrs. Mercer Honors Freshman lit. March 2, 2017 Tuition Free College Even though opponents say that free college would not be an option because faculty would push for more pay, tuition free college is good for reasons such as making cities more successful, students would not be crushed by debt, students would value higher education and it would benefit the poor. According to Lawrence S. Wittner, “Free public higher education provides educational opportunities for all.”
Jarrell Yves L. Chua CSETHICS Aaron Swartz’s political advocacy was about the freedom of information to the public. He wanted to give the people the free access to academic journals, federal court documents, government issues, etc. He didn’t like the idea of having to pay for information or knowledge that a person should learn or know. I think that his main concern were the marginalized sectors, wherein they don’t have free access to knowledge, news, and other important documents. As a college student, I definitely agree with his political advocacy because a lot of people will benefit from it.
While it seems like athletes should not be paid, the reality is that compensation of college athletes is needed to keep the game even and fair. As well as encourage them to finish their degree and not leave early for professional sports. Many athletes are being paid anyway, which makes it unfair for the schools that are truly playing by the rules. The NCAA is unfairly treating these athletes, receiving money, and not giving any to the athlete that made the money
One of their reasons is because using a student’s household income to determine how much they can get can stop a smart student from going to a college of their choice. There could be a smart student who has a low income that really wonts to go to college cannot afford it and when they go take a loan they would not the right amount because of an income that is not their fault. The second reason is that someone could have a backup payment plan on paying the loans back and taking out a huge loan could not be a big deal. The amount of income that a family gets doesn’t determined how much they could make from their job. They could take out a loan and could have a payment plan to take money from their work check and pay the loan back monthly.
Education is vital to one’s life and well-being, however since education isn’t free so many kids around the world can’t take advantage of it simply because of their economic status. When people become educated, it allows them to develop different perspectives and would not only see an improvement in their life, but in society as a whole. There’s no doubt that education is the most important thing to enhance the lives of individuals. Without it, kids aren’t able to reach their full potential, causing citizens to experience major issues in life such as a low standard of living, ignorance, and among other things. Education should be free for everyone, regardless of their economic background, because every individual is important and should have the equal opportunity to better themselves.
Delbanco explains how students have changed their reasons for attending a college when he states, “...yet on the assumption that immersing themselves in learning for the sheer joy of it, with the aim of deepening their understanding of culture, nature, and, ultimately, themselves, is a vain indulgence” (222). Secondary education has become too expensive for learning to be an indulgence. Students only go to college to get a degree in order to gain a high paying career. Davidson explains how dire the situation with low paying job is by saying how the process should work, “Only through productivity growth can the average quality of human life improve” (339). Unfortunately, the productivity growth only leaves a bigger pay gap.
People who receive an education are more likely to be successful and live a healthy and happy live; but those do not are more likely to live in poverty. Since it will help the economy to have better equipped citizens, the government should make college education free for
and they also make arguments of paying college athletes pointless. Most people agree that if college athletes did get paid it wouldn’t be a total shock but it is just not that easy. These kids should just go through college like the alumni did and it will all payoff when they get their first major job paycheck. The point of college is to get you ready for the real world and if college athletes get paid while in college it totally defeats the purpose of college.
If Community college becomes free, some believe that an associates degree will lose its value and become the same thing as a high school degree, but this is also untrue. The reason one gets a degree is to declare that they have been trained and certified on one specific subject of knowledge. This can never lose value because it is knowledge. The person that took a computer class in high school has more knowledge in that subject than a person who didn’t. This does not help him because no degree is earned, although if that person gets an associates degree for computer science than he has an official statement declaring that he is trained in that subject, being completely free and spreading the most important thing a human could
Of course this is never going to become a reality with the current system in place, however if the government stopped providing so much aid, there would be a significantly smaller amount of students earning degrees and the jobs requiring those degrees would be more widely available. President Obama’s idea to provide free