High Cost Of Higher Education Essay

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“Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must be an escape from poverty” this was said by Lyndon B Johnson in 1964 and the problem he was addressing back then, has grown and become far larger and more destructive. The average Canadian student acquires 27,000$ of debt trying to earn what in our society today is necessary, to live a safe, happy and fulfilling life. Without higher education you are not likely to be able to do what you want with your life. Within the last two decades university prices have doubled and along with it so have interest rates. This enforces and maintains the trend of the rich staying rich and the poor staying poor; because of the high price less wealthy people are unlikely to be able to afford university and get a good job.…show more content…
As mentioned earlier the average amount of debt for a student to receive after higher education is 27,000$ and that debt takes an average of 14 years to fully repay, Which means the average person coming out of secondary education is well into their mid-30’s before paying off student debt. We Canadians must continue to fight to protect our students by trying to make university prices and student loans decrease in price.
“By making college unaffordable and student loans unbearable, we risk deterring our best and brightest from pursuing higher education and securing a good-paying job”. This was said by Mark Pocan, who believes in making higher education cheaper. The least wealthy people could very well be the ones that are willing to work longer hours, do a better job and enjoy the work that they do. Canadians must strive to solve this issue and change the way that higher education is run, count on Justin Trudeau to lower the prices for students entering university. The way that higher education is run right now is very corrupt and shouldn’t continue any longer, strive to make a

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