Should College Be Free College? Essay

1339 Words Dec 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
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 education. The same situation was played out for the increased need of a college diploma. Free college should not be available in America for many reasons including debt, attendance, and the risk present for students attending college.
The idea of free college is not original to the United States, countries like Sweden, Norway, and Germany have already started free college programs. Sweden has found out from providing free college students are still in debt from the cost of just living while getting an education. As Matt Phillips mentions in “The High Price of a Free College Education in Sweden”, “While the costs of education are far lower than in the US, over the past two decades sometimes-hefty fees have become a fact of life…

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