Ideal College Education

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College education is beneficial for everyone and should become an affordable option. Not only does a college degree expand opportunities for jobs for most people, colleges’ liberal arts education is desirable to achieve an open-minded, educated populace. However, since colleges are expensive and often lead to debts, people are either being driven away by high tuition costs or being eaten up by the student loan system. It is a common goal for most people to make college more affordable. To achieve this goal, Bernie Sanders has proposed taxing the wealthy “one percent” of people to make more room in the budget for higher education. Although I agree with Sanders’ ideal of accessible college education, I do not think that taxing the one percent …show more content…
The first reason is that employers usually look for people with a college degree. The job market has become very competitive and people with only high school degrees are not getting hired to jobs they might have been hired to in the 70s for example. So in this case, college is a welfare choice. Expanding higher education availability is good for the general population. Furthermore, universities generally include liberal arts requirements unlike high school or trade schools. The liberal arts is good for everyone because it teaches people how to be open-minded. Although liberal arts is not as immediately apparently useful as STEM it is still needed in the United States as democracy depends on voters who are open-minded and educated. Finally, education should be more accessible since it is a good choice for the future of the American people. Furthermore for many college students college is a way to prepare to become an …show more content…
According to the New York times, inflation is the main cause of rising college tuition. However that doesn’t explain why college costs have gone up so much since according to inflation it should still be affordable. The Times says that it is because although spending has increased in public education, it hasn’t increased in a way that makes tuition affordable. The government is spending more on many different colleges rather than spending more on each college. Furthermore universities themselves are to blame - college administration has gone up by 221% and these administrators are often paid 7 figure

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