The Argument For Free College Education

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Take a moment to think about education from, let’s say, thirty years ago. When a student finished high school said student was able to get a good job maybe have a family. In the past a high school diploma was not taken for granted, a high school diploma was a big deal. Sadly over the last decade or so the value of a high school education has fallen. Next college was a valuable level of education for a young person. College was considered valuable and employers stressed having a college degree over a high school diploma. Seeing the new trend partnered by tremendous costs for higher education, and growing unemployment following the need for higher education in the workplace legislators have decided to try and help the general population get higher …show more content…
The argument for free college uses two main topics, or supports. The first support being the opportunity of a higher employment rate in America. Americans with a college degree are much more likely to find employment than people without a college education to assist. Employers in America want well educated dedicated employees, a college diploma is proof an employee is dedicated and responsible. The worker is more likely to pick an employee with a degree than a high school diploma alone. Supporters of free college use is the fact that free college gives the opportunity for the population to have a higher employment rate. Students entering the workforce with a college education are “less likely to wind up unemployed than those who didn 't go to college.”, Gillian B. White, “Even With Debt College Still Pays Off”. Students with a degree have an advantage over students starting work right after high school. The value of a student with a college education is larger than the value of a student with only a high school …show more content…
With or without paying for college students will still be in debt because the cost of living is still affecting students financially. Students paying for college are graduating with less debt than students going to college for free. The risks of giving free college to America outweigh the benefits of free college. There is no guarantee students in college will use the education in life or if the students even finish classes and receive a degree. Thirdly, not all students are meant to go to college. Many students entering college do not finish and end up wasting time and money trying to get an

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