Why Colleges Shouldn T Be Free

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Free College is Not the Blessing It Seems to Be
An Analysis of Why College Shouldn’t Be Free As Millennial’s we feel as though we’ve been cheated. It seems to a majority of us that the world is out to get us, and that all the odds are stacked against us. There are not enough middle class jobs, student loan debt is crushing us, the post 9/11 level of security has the country on lockdown, as well as a variety of other reasons. One of the issues that puts a damper on the spirit of our generation are the costs of college, a struggle of which we are all intimately familiar. Over the past few years there has been an increasing call for Free College, or college that is paid for by the government. There has been a million student March where students
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One of these people is Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya De La Rosa Ramirez, a Mass Comm major here at CMU. He shares a concern that many other college students have as well, saying, “Most kids who graduate college today, graduate with a burden of debt on their shoulders”. He finishes by asking a very relative question, “Wouldn’t it be better to have an educated debt free work force rather than an indebted less educated one?”. Without a doubt this is a very serious concern, one which I will take with the utmost understanding and sincerity. What Mr. Ramirez is asserting is basically that free college will allow our students to graduate college with little debt and a full education, therefore making them a more valuable part of the consumer, workforce. While, this may seem as though it is a very valid point, it may also just show the apathy the Millennial’s have towards earning a college …show more content…
The Millennial generation seems to have blown the idea of a debt free college degree being a reasonable goal out of proportion. Free College won’t help the economy it will just syphon taxes from the people of the USA, and leave students on an even playing field, with no way to get ahead. It will turn college into an expectation rather than the privilege it really is. Students will take for granted how lucky they are to go to college and to receive a higher education. Free education will pay the unnecessary bills of the college students who could easily achieve a degree if they put in a little work and focused on getting a degree. It’s interesting how much of what has been said in this essay hasn’t been properly brought to light. It seems as though the Millennial’s don’t know how fortunate they are to have the college opportunities they really have. There are much more productive ways to help set our country on a path to continued prosperity and

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