Persuasive Essay: Why College Education Should Be Out For College

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Emily Lorence sits at her old, rickety desk, staring at a whiteboard that is no longer white. Piles of dust cover every nook and cranny of the classroom. It is the dead heart of winter and Emily’s fingers and toes are turning blue. The cold somehow manages to penetrate through her five layers of clothing. Her school can simply not afford heat to keep their freezing students warm. Emily’s whole body was shivering, she was barely able to move, speak, or write. How was she going to be able to focus on her school work and write an essay that is due by the end of the class period? Emily stares at the other 100 students in the room with their winter hats and gloves on. Emily wonders if coming here for free is really worth all the downfalls. Her peers come and go as they please since they have nothing to lose. However, a college education should never be something taken for granted. If citizens in the United States are given the opportunity to go to college for free, there will be many consequences not only for the students, but for other Americans as well. Free education will attract people who are not suited for college to apply, decrease the value of a college education, and will be a costly burden for taxpayers who will be forced to foot the bill, therefore college must me paid for by the individual student. To begin with, there are a variety of students who are not suited for college. According to “Civitas Institute”, making college free, means everyone and anyone can go.

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