Should Community College Be Free

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Success is a key that most people try to pursue throughout their lifetime. It is also undoubtfully certain that the level of ones education will have its advantages when pursuing a career. The peak of a persons education can sometimes portray what kind of life one will have towards one 's self and where they will land in society. Unfortunately, not everyone is gifted with enough money to afford community college, let alone Universities. Therefore, bringing up the question "Should Community College Be Tuition Free?" To answer this question one must look at the history of The United States and also the future of it. If Community college is free any individual from any background can seek knowledge to better one 's life or even benefit…show more content…
If Community College is made tuition free the question is brought up How will we pay for it? The answer to this question is taxation. This is the only valid and reasonable way to create a non-profit non-cost higher education program. According the President Obama 's Free Community College Initiative, The cost of actually making community college free would be 60 Billion dollars in a span of 10 years. This seems like much but considering the amount an individual pays for one year of community college it is inevitably saving money in the pocket of that individual. Now some Americans believe that they will pay more in taxes than they will for actually paying the tuition of that school. This could be the case for higher-income families due to the fact that the more money one makes the more taxes the IRS retrieves from one 's paycheck. However, It is the responsibility of those families to help their fellow Americans. Every families economic background is the product of laws and decisions made by the government and the American public. To this day the ghetto 's of America are the parts of this country that have been rejected and looked down upon by the government and its fellow citizens because of criminal activity and low-income status. This is an idea that ultimately has come true because of the fact that ghetto 's are the least helped environments in America. How does one prosper in an environment where not only do they not have enough money for Community college but are…show more content…
If Community college becomes free, some believe that an associates degree will lose its value and become the same thing as a high school degree, but this is also untrue. The reason one gets a degree is to declare that they have been trained and certified on one specific subject of knowledge. This can never lose value because it is knowledge. The person that took a computer class in high school has more knowledge in that subject than a person who didn’t. This does not help him because no degree is earned, although if that person gets an associates degree for computer science than he has an official statement declaring that he is trained in that subject, being completely free and spreading the most important thing a human could
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