Rhetorical Analysis Of Make College Free For All

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College Free for All In an editorial titled “Make College Free For All” written in The Washington Post Bernie Sanders attempts to persuade the middle class and his peers that free college will be beneficial. He argues that we live in a highly competitive economy and a higher education is needed to survive in the work area. With that being said, unfortunately with the rising costs he realizes that not everybody can afford a higher education. Overall, he wants to have a stronger economy and offering free higher education would be a step towards that goal. Sanders' argument is effective due to his credibility, the factual evidence he includes, and his stance on his topic. Bernie Sanders is a well known American politician who has been the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. Unlike an unknown author, Sanders allows his readers to know that he is the author of this article; this boosts his credibility and provides…show more content…
Throughout his article he uses facts to support his argument, and also uses other credible people to strengthen his theories. Sanders starts his article by giving a little history about education, this is where he mentions Rutherford B. Hayes. Sanders states that “Hayes became the first president to make a strong case for universally available public education.” Hayes believed that an education was the basis to all prosperity to do this he thought “an education should be available to all regardless of anyone's station.” Since Hayes was a president and had experience with the educational field he is a reliable and credible source for Sanders to include in his article. Sanders also provides statistics which is conducted to help what he is saying. He explains that a college degree is the new high school diploma. This is because in the 1950 and 1960's one could graduate from high school and get a decent paying job
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