Free College Essay

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A working class student, with so many loans and with so much debt. They feel that anything could be better than this. Many scenarios like this are common among younger students, most drop out or are engulfed in student debt they won’t be able to pay back in years. If two year college were free, then the public would be more educated. With free college the crime rates would lower and more students who wouldn’t have a chance or want to go to college now can. Two year tuition should be free for lower to working class students because of how far behind the United States is on education, statistics and proven studies to show the crime rates are lower when the general public is education and most importantly the overall good and benefits a quality …show more content…
Only 40 percent of young adults in America have a two year degree or higher. Most drop out within their first year of college because of many things but usually because of the cost of college which can go all the way up to 10,000 a semester, just for a community college. The drop in education for the United States has been terrible, not just in college. But the drop in education starts as early as kindergarten. In 2008, the US was the only developed country with a higher percent of 55- to 64-year-olds with high school degrees than 25- to 34-year-olds. Values in the school system just aren’t that important anymore. If free two year college was introduced, then many people would run back to get an education. Bringing the US higher up on the carts ofs younger people with degrees. There would have to be rules though for free college. Must be enrolled at least half-time, must maintain a 2.5 GPA, must make steady progress towards completion, cannot have a AGI (adjusted gross income) above $200,000, These are just a sample of what president Obama has in mind. College should be as free and universal as high …show more content…
“Many estimates suggest that a year of education raises earnings by about 10 percent, or perhaps $80,000 in present value over the course of a lifetime.” (Les Picker) With a two year degree you earn up to 500,000 more, even almost a million. Education is also good for the public’s health. Most won’t have too many money problems and many will be able to afford good health care. A more educated public means better voting. Most don’t even know what’s going on in today’s news, the only way they find out is by face book or through word of mouth which is usually distorted. If someone takes the time to educate themselves on the world around them then their mind will open up. They will become free thinkers, just reading a book about a different religion can open the mind. There are so many things to learn if people just get out there and open a book. Knowledge will help the public in the long run, it’ll even change the way we see things. If people were more educated then all the wars and chaos would not be happening right now. “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”( Marcus Garvey) Many people underestimate the quality of a good education. With a good education there are so many limitless opportunities. Soon there will be a cure to cancer

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