A Call For Free Education Essay

1190 Words May 4th, 2016 5 Pages
Imagine being able to save tens of thousands of dollars by making a simple change in our education system. A call for free education could provide that. Now imagine being told it was just a con or an empty promise. Free education is becoming a big debate and is coming closer to being reality. Students would like to clear themselves of debts and save thousands of dollars. It sounds to be a great idea, but what is not shared is the effects it has on others. It would be a grave mistake, free tuition would cause many negative effects and would not be beneficial to everyone. A major increase in the student body would lay a sizable task on colleges to meet the needs and demands of all the students. With such limited amounts of resources, and a mass gain of students, how would they all fit? Space is limited, staff is limited and costs will rise. Once extra staff is hired, they will need to be payed. Also, renovations for needed space will be tacked on to the total. According to Frances M. Cubberley, vice president for enrollment management at Delaware County Community College, "Free tuition will not cover the cost of educating and serving the students"(21). Colleges can no longer afford to pay staff and for renovations, without the annual income from tuition. So, who will pay for all of this? The simple answer is, taxpayers. Giving away free tuition to college students does not solve the problem, it only hands it to someone else. Someone has to pay for education,…

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