Education Is Not A Right Essay

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The biggest fear of those enrolling in college is the debt they are almost guaranteed to accrue, and whether or not they will be able to pay it off. This fear prevents millions of bright, willing students from furthering their education past high school. This unnecessary cost proves to be a hindrance to not just their education, but also their happiness, health, and future. The Constitution dictates our right to the pursuit of happiness, and an abundance of other existing doctrine speak of countless educational laws at primary and secondary levels. Numerous countries have done away with tuition and this has proven to be highly successful for not just the students, but also the country, and in a larger scheme, even the world. The time has come …show more content…
This is demonstrated by numerous laws, such as the No Child Left Behind Act, (now known as Every Student Succeeds Act), the Compulsory Education Laws, and many more laws upon laws. Every child up to a certain age is required to be in some form of schooling, whether it’s at home or a public school; public schools which are offered to the youth are tuition-free, with the tax-payers picking up the bill. The teachers at these schools are required to ensure all of their students are progressing in their academics and learning all the material deemed necessary by federal and state standards. Parents who keep their kids from school are fined and can even be jailed; it is the child’s prerogative to an education. Why does the belief that everyone has a right to a free, or – at the bare minimum – affordable education end at the meager age of …show more content…
This fear debilitates prospective students and is capable of scaring them away entirely. More and more students fresh from high school go straight into the workforce, where in all probability they will be stuck in some menial job for the rest of their life, subjecting themselves to a lesser life than what they deserve. Some people don’t have any inclination towards a post-secondary education, and that is completely acceptable, however the general mass populous crave and desire the opportunity, only to de denied because of some absurd monetary value. These students don’t deserve to be excluded from financial security, job security, the chance to a longer, happier life, and even the aid in fighting mental diseases, all because they were born into a lower income family with no trust fund. All of our people deserve a higher education, whether they decide to follow that path or not, no matter their station in

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