Analysis Of Michael Moore's Film 'Where To Invade Next?'

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In Michael Moore’s film, “Where to Invade Next?”, he addresses a main issue of America not offering free college. Moore says that, “Slovenia is one of dozens of countries where it is essentially free to go to a university” and many of these universities will allow, “Any American student to come here and go to a university for free.” Although Moore portrays free college to be something that is easy to convert to, he lacks to inform viewers where all the funding comes from as well as how long this process takes to expand colleges and how class sizes were affected. In the film, Meghan Smith comments, “In the United states, education is a business. They’re corporations making money,” which is how other countries see the American college. Colleges …show more content…
Many students who attend community colleges fall in the low-income category which is, “Already free, or nearly free" (Golrick-Rab). Vouchers are, “State-funded tuition grants” (Bolick), which allows low-income parents to send their children to college. Bolick argues in favor of vouchers saying, “It allows low-income parents and minorities to send their children to high-quality schools that they otherwise could not afford.” Vouchers are a better alternative to free college. Vouchers are funded by the state and disbursed according to income level. Vouchers aid the low-income and minorities rather than giving aid to those who do not need it such as richer students. Vouchers would be given to those in need of financial assistance and would not leave tax payers footing the bill for student tuition. College should not be free, however, vouchers should be offered to those in need of financial …show more content…
With an increased amount of student’s campuses would not have enough parking or campus space to hold all the students they would be enrolling. Increasing the number of students would mean more faculty would have to be hired to ensure enough classes, security, and services could be offered to students. Increases in college tuition is due to, “Colleges competing for students, and the means of attracting top students–hiring the best professors, maintaining beautiful campuses, etcetera– costs money” (Renehan), which is believed that the higher quality of education they receive the higher their lifetime salary will be. On the contrary, “Schools with lower tuition do not have the revenue to hire top professors or to maintain modern learning technology” (Renehan), which is believed that one will receive a basic education and will not have a high paying job later in their lives. Free college would leave colleges competing with one another trying to improve their campuses. Students will expect the best professors and nicest campuses with no additional charge. Colleges would have no choice but to charge fees due to the lack of revenue they would not be getting from the increased tuition charged to students. Free college can potentially leave college’s in debt unless they charge fees to help maintain their

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