The Benefits Of Free College

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Today, the United States doesn’t offer free tuition for higher education to college of the Democratic Party presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who is vowing for “free” college tuition if he is elected. Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton, is proposing a plan that could possibly make paying back the entirety of student loans a thing of the past, but many economists, business leaders and Republican presidential candidates feel differently about the benefits of “free college”. Should the Democratic Party leaders see their plans through of free college tuition and eliminating student loans, costs would soar cost for tax payers and higher education would become less valuable for those who earn one.
Sanders made free education one of his earliest
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Our once highly ranked higher education system would fall farther and farther down the rankings as years pass. We’ve seen this already, our primary education system used to be one of the best in the world and now ranks just fourteenth; according to MBC Times. Washington times reported another statistic that “in the latest international rating of education in 65 countries, American public schools are in a free fall. The overall rank of the U.S. is 29th in the world.” (Fedewa) This is unacceptable, too many of the American people. We are supposed to be the greatest nation on earth, and how are we supposed to be that nation without our younger generations receiving a quality …show more content…
High school diplomas are essentially worth nothing today. Stanford Examiner says “As students are picking up diplomas from area high schools over the next couple of weeks, an increasing number of teens are only getting those diplomas because they have made up credits from failed classes during their high school years.”(Trotter) Because of the quality of education in our primary systems are so poor In a recent article New York Times said “At community colleges, more than half of students enrolled take at least one remedial class in math, reading or writing, according to the Community College Research Center at Teachers College of Columbia University” (Reinking). Because they aren’t learning the actual subject material while they’re in class, they reach the college level and are completely unprepared. They are forced to go back and learn the material which takes valuable time and money to learn material they should have already learned. So essentially, this education will be funded by the government system twice. “Even students are surprised that they are allowed to graduate when they know they don’t deserve to, as The New York Post recently reported” (Reinking). This decreases the value of a high school diploma and they basically mean nothing

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