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.
Being in high school is time consuming. With some high schools adding community service as a requirement to graduate, it puts on more time for students. Yes, community service is good on college applications and it helps the environment and what not, but it should be optional. High school has enough requirements which includes certain classes that a student must take. Volunteering should not be mandatory because students already have enough responsibilities; they might have jobs, the need to be social and healthy, and if it’s supposed to be voluntary then it shouldn’t be forced.
Therefore, they are already getting paid. On the other hand, many believe that colleges make enough money to give the students more than a “free” education. They believe the students should be paid,
Many people may argue that the financial burden of college is not worth it, yet paying for college teaches responsibility and accountability. There are many fields in the job industry that doesn’t require a college degree. However, when the facts are presented about why college is important it is very clear the the financial burden of college is worth it. A college education helps shapes the economy into a brighter future. Students who put in the time and effort with paying for college, they find a whole new world that opened up to them with job opportunities.
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.
College Tuition Shouldn’t just be Handed out In today’s society, some believe that the given opportunity of school is a blessing. Work ethic, sacrifice and the value of the dollar are not valued in today’s society. How must one individual relay such focus on something that is so valued and determined. Multiple persons devote their own life to how well they provided in school system.
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.
Although not everyone attends college, having a higher education will better prepare one for corporate America, create a well-rounded individual, and increase one’s chances of getting a lucrative job
With college experience people will be more successful in life with a good job and a nice house. However, people can’t enjoy their money if they keep spending it on student loans. If you go to work early then go to college you won’t have to pay back student loans, and you will have work experience. Without having to pay loans you can enjoy the money you earn and spend it on whatever you
In today’s expensive world, it is a common trend that the cost of university education increases as the cost of living increases. Most countries offer free education through high school, yet many question wether university education should be free as well. It is essential to ambitious students to have a university level degree, but not free of cost. These people believe that “if you are good at something, never give it for free”, since anything available for free of cost is hardly valued. Thus, if university education becomes available for free, then students may not find it to be as valuable.
There is a myth that deciding to attend a for-profit college represents a lack of cultural/social capital resources, rather than a rational, considered choice. I have found that the decision to attend one of these types of colleges is usually a well-planned process. A person might lack cultural and social capital resources, but that does not mean that they have not considered the pros and cons to this type of college and career starting path. For-profit colleges were specifically designed for people who need job security. There are specific market career paths that these schools offer that lead to the specific job the student wants, and that is why people choose to attend.
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.
Community College is a great opportunity for many to get your degree at a very cheap price. It is an opportunity for lower income families students to be successful. I simply disagree with the fact of making community college free for students because it has been proven that the success rate at America's community college's is extremely low. Furthermore, it would be a waste of time and tax dollars of hardworking middle-class Americans.