Is Tuition Free College? Essay

1945 Words Dec 8th, 2015 null Page
There has been talk about introducing nationwide tuition free college. President 's and presidential candidates are talking about it and many people are listening to it and are liking the idea. But this raises more questions than just is tuition free college a good idea? The questions that are raised are how will this affect the economy, how will we fund these colleges, and what will happen to private colleges that are not tuition free? Will the quality of degrees offered by both tuition free and private colleges be higher or lower? All of these questions are important to consider because it affects us both directly and indirectly. We as a nation need to understand the affects of this proposition so that if it does go through then we will be prepared for the affects. The issue of tuition free college is on the rise and it is growing. Some states have already created these kinds of colleges. In Tennessee, the governor William haslam has passed legislation called the Tennessee Promise. It offers a scholarship to graduating high school seniors which is a tuition waiver if the student plans to go to a two year state community college or technical school. This plan is not the first one and many are worried it will just be for a few years before the colleges start charging again. In the 1970s, New York City dropped all charges on community colleges but as the city gained more and more debt the government had to start charging again. In 2007, governor of Massachusetts, Deval…

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