The Debt Of A Debt Free College Essay

1485 Words Nov 5th, 2016 6 Pages
$19.5 trillion. An amount of money so enormous that many can’t even fathom it. This number is the United States debt, as of October 27, 2016 (REPORTS). Despite the enormity of this figure, with the 2016 presidential election so near, the idea of a debt-free college has shown its face once again. With candidates for the presidency such as Hillary Clinton running their campaigns on the promise of a debt-free education, stating, “Bernie Sanders and I will work together to make college tuition-free for the middle class and debt free for all! We will also [] liberate millions of people who already have student debt” (Clinton), and former candidate Bernie Sanders running his platform on this idea of a debt-free college, suggesting, “[w]e are going to make public colleges and universities tuition free” (Sanders). While students in the United States are definitely well-deserving of an education, the idea of making all college free simply isn’t plausible, or tangible. Many who support this idea of making public university tuition free fail to see the burden this would place on the already weakened economy. With some state governors already attempting to slash and burn through the budgets of public universities, such as the case with Kentucky governor Matt Bevin, who attempted to “cut 4.5 percent from the [] budget” (Schreiner), while attempting to create a balance in the state’s budget to allow for proper funding in other locations. If the government were to add on to this, free…

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