Arguing For Free College Education has developed in our society in such a way that its a primary factor on how much we succeed in life. Higher education like colleges should be free to the public since everyone deserves an equal opportunity to receive higher education no matter their financial situations. Its well known that the better education you receive, the more likely your profession will come with an exceptional wage. However, the U.S. only provides free education from K-12 which in recent years that isn’t enough to have a good wage to support a family.
Firstly, it is evident that McCandless is financially independent. He pays for his own college education at Emory University with money received from a deceased family friend (20) and has enough left to proceed to Law School if he decides to do so. Thus, McCandless is in no way reliant on his parents and constantly makes it clear that he does not want to be. When offered a car as a graduation present, for instance, he repeatedly denies it, saying that he “already has a perfectly good one” (21), once again
“42% of college students in the United States fail to complete their degrees. Of those 42%, 15-25% will drop-out, and the remaining 17-27% will leave college, for reasons that are less clear.” There is obviously something wrong with our education system as a whole for so many students to drop out of college. Yet, individuals believe that college tuition should be free, and paid for by the government with taxpayer money. Secondary school should not be free because it should not replace the education that should be taught in high school, it will make individuals pay more taxes in order to pay for college tuition and it will motivate student to do good in school.
I remember for years Michael Wilborn was against paying college student athletes. Mr. Wilborn always said on “Pardon the Interruption”, free room and board, free meals, and tuition is enough compensation. He did his research on how much money the NCAA draws from different networks, from CBS/Tuner Sports March Madness made $10.8 billion exact between 2011 through 2024. Break it down by years that is a total of $11 billion dollars for three weekends in one month. That stat turns Michael Wilborn statement from not paying student athletes to pay the students athletes
In his argument, “Forgive Student Loans? Worst Idea Ever” mentioned how the importance of college student loans should be paid off. Due to the amount of irresponsibility that may happen. Believing if students were not to pay student loans, they would waste an amount of money per year, an amount that will increase. Together, the two debates profound sufficient information, to catch their audience attention, but only one debate had the enough statistics to prove it’s point.
Even for most jobs overall, a high school diploma isn’t impressing anyone and it may have to be accepted that a minimum wage job will be the ceiling for any type of work-related income. And remember,
Once said by Michelle Obama “Do not be afraid to ask for help. Nobody gets through college on their own.” “But getting a degree isn’t necessary last year, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, ” 46 percent of recent college graduates were in jobs that don’t even require a college degree. ”That’s what the article “ Why College Isn’t (And shouldn’t Have Be) For Everyone” said about not going to college.
“One reason graduate school debt has grown is that students have nearly unlimited borrowing capability from federal programs — with few credit checks or examinations of ability to repay…” (The Washington Post). Students use the loans unknowing what pay they will get from their future job. By setting a student loan cap, students would take less of a risk with coming back from
Bernie Sanders, a U.S. state senator and American politician once said, “We are moving in exactly the wrong direction in higher education. Forty years ago, tuition in some of the great American public universities and colleges was virtually free. Today, the cost is unaffordable for many working class families. Higher education must be a right for all-not just wealthy families. Public colleges and universities tuition-free?
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 first step, is making tuition free at public colleges and universities. Under the College for all Act, the government would cover 67% of the cost and the remaining percentage (33%) relies on the states. Next, he would stop the government from making a profit on student loans. Bernie is going to restore the formula which was in effect until 2006 that substantially lower student loan interest rates. Under the proposed college for all act, interest rates could never rise above 8.25% (www.sanders.senate.gov).
College Should Not Be Free The establishment of free education has been demanded by some people. Everyone deserves to be educated but, physically, it is impossible to provide quality education while levying nothing. It has to be paid for.
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.
As the month of November comes along annually, every single high school senior is forced to decide which path they are going to take after graduating. For some, it is easy to choose which college to attend and how to pay for it. But, for many, it is extremely difficult to figure out a way to get the funds for college. So, they choose the community college route. Community college is drastically cheaper than tuition at a four year university.
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.