The Debate Over Free Community College Education Essay

1559 Words Mar 23rd, 2016 7 Pages
As the United States dives head first into the presidential primaries, social issues influence voters decisions and hold a significant weight over the future of many Americans, youths in particular. The debate over free community college education has been one dissected by politicians, educators, and concerned citizens to weigh out the benefits and challenges that reshaping an entire educational system entails. The process of transitioning our community colleges into offering free post-secondary learning has to include a well thought out program that addresses government spending and subsidies, state involvement, and the impact on the American citizens. I believe that through smart financial planning and the leadership of progressive, level headed government workers our country could create a system in which learning and higher education is considered a right, and students from all walks of life have the opportunity to build a career and ensure a happy future without crippling student loan debt, that will positively mold our society into a more enlightened people with a higher quality of life. As journalist Anu Partanen says, “universal social policies can help solve: worsening income inequality, shrinking opportunity, the decline of the middle class, and the survival of the ordinary family in the face of globalization” (Partanen).
Free college has been put to the test and has proven itself successful in a diverse range of socioeconomic stances, racial backgrounds, and…

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