Is College Tuition Free? Essay

1013 Words Feb 15th, 2016 5 Pages
The biggest fear of those enrolling in college is the debt they are almost guaranteed to accrue, and whether or not they will be able to pay it off. This fear prevents millions of bright, willing students from furthering their education past high school. This unnecessary cost proves to be a hindrance to not just their education, but also their happiness, health, and future. The Constitution dictates our right to the pursuit of happiness, and an abundance of other existing doctrine speak of countless educational laws at primary and secondary levels. Numerous countries have done away with tuition and this has proven to be highly successful for not just the students, but also the country, and in a larger scheme, even the world. The time has come to banish tuition once and for all here in the United States. By making college tuition-free we will, as a nation, improve the quality of life, increase prosperity for all, and establish a brighter, more knowledgeable future for generations to come.
Here in America, we are taught from an early age that education is a right, not a privilege. This is demonstrated by numerous laws, such as the No Child Left Behind Act, (now known as Every Student Succeeds Act), the Compulsory Education Laws, and many more laws upon laws. Every child up to a certain age is required to be in some form of schooling, whether it’s at home or a public school; public schools which are offered to the youth are tuition-free, with the tax-payers picking up the bill.…

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