College Education Should Not Be Free Essay

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The major objective for most of us earning a college degree is to have an increased gross income, and, yes, it is true that the recipients of a college degree earn more for a living than others with just a high school diploma. However, there is an increasing body that finds it difficult to pay the yet increasingly, and usually expensive costs of attending college. As both Republican and Democratic parties hold rallies and conventions across the nation, and having discussions on trendy topics, including border security and undocumented immigrants; on the other side, there is the not so trendy topic on whether college education should or should not be free. Well, from the looks of it, this less mentioned topic has probably been brought up a …show more content…
Elaborate because it is the home of the brave, right; but is the home of the brave, brave enough to let college education be free in an economy that is already facing several trillions of dollars in debt? Making college education free would add another trillion dollars. (Kelly 42) So, going to that such extent is not the answer. This country’s economy is already struggling to pay off its debt because of increased spending, and with free college education on a fixed budget, we are creating an aggregate demand push to the right of the graph for inflation. If we decrease consumer spending, or lower the cost of college tuition, we would have a better …show more content…
A series of rigorous studies have found that “under-matching,” or attending less selective colleges than they are qualified to attend, actually decreases students’ rates of degree completion if college education was free. (Kelly 42) College in a sense is the advance version of high school. High school is mandatory by law because the federal government pays for it, but college is different because it is a privilege and not mandatory. Taking an advance placement class in high school is a choice you made just so that you earn college credit early. College in relation to advanced placement classes optional and chosen by the determined group of students who wish to achieve for great success. From some pupil, I have met in person; he only came to college, because his financial aid paid for his tuition. Now, if college education was free, it would attract more students like him, who would take advantage of a free education and drop out after the first

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