Free College Advantages

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The college market in South Africa has increased tremendously recently. This has been a “prominent issue” states Ouma Wangenge in the article: “Tuition Fees and The Challenge of Making Higher Education a Popular Commodity In South Africa.”. As you can clearly see, this is not just a great issue in America, but also in other countries. The framework for this free college has been a huge debate ranging from funding of the government to protestors against the idea of a totally free college. They use the same issues that Americans have with the issue of a totally free college. Where will the money come from? Who will benefit from this? How many people does this hurt to make it happen? Well, in South Africa, unlike many other African countries, …show more content…
He has made it his duty to be an advocate of the free college issue. Even on his website,, he has put out a variety of issues to try and make other people pull for the idea of free college. The big heading over this section of the website it titled “HERE ARE THE SIX STEPS THAT BERNIE WILL TAKE AS PRESIDENT TO MAKE COLLEGE DEBT FREE:” he then has sections each being subdivided with other headings of his six “steps” to make the college debt free. The sections are: 1. “MAKE TUITION FREE AT PUBLIC COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES”, 2. “STOP THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FROM MAKING A PROFIT ON STUDENT LOANS”, 3. “SUBSTANTIALLY CUT STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATES”, 4. “ALLOW AMERICANS TO REFINANCE STUDENT LOANS AT TODAY’S LOW INTEREST RATES”, 5. “ALLOW STUDENTS TO USE NEED-BASED FINANCIAL AID AND WORK STUDY PROGRAMS TO MAKE COLLEGE DEBT FREE”, and 6. “FULLY PAID FOR BY IMPOSING A TAX ON WALL STREET SPECULATORS”. All these are very good, but hard to reach goals. Bernie is going all in with this campaign. He fully believes that we can do this if all of America helps. There is a way to make college easier to go to, but there really is no way to make it totally free. We can get on board with the government taking profit from loans, and the financial aid and work study programs. These are all great ways to make college more affordable, and increases the argument for the need to have affordable

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