The Pros And Cons Of Free College Essay

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According to Bernie Sanders campaign website, we need to focus on making college tuition free and follow in the footstep of Germany. The problem is, free tuition in Germany is not working out as well as it was supposed to according the Yale Free Press. Students in college are somehow paying for it or getting help to pay for college. They are most likely working and paying their way, their parents are helping them out, they have taken out loans, or maybe they are getting financial aid. No matter what they are doing, somehow their college is being paid for. I sat through high school surrounded by people who clearly did not want to be there which made learning for other people very difficult and now that is something that could happen …show more content…
According to Harvard University, a study done about debt reveals that 58% of college graduates have student debt. It also shows that the idea of having debt pushes people away from going to a 4-year college with the fear of having debt themselves. In his 2015 article, “A Crisis in Student Loans”, Adam Looney shares that students in a 2-year institution are more likely to have debt and that is because many students in a community college do not come from a rich background, so they do not have as much help from their parents. Also, a lot of students are unemployed, making it difficult for them to pay as they go. Lastly, around 20% of those students end up dropping out of college and with the lack of education they have a hard time finding a decent paying job making it difficult for them to pay off their …show more content…
In an article written by Charae McQueen for Liberty University, the money is going to come from taxpayers. For someone working a part-time minimum wage job and trying to get by, it is difficult enough with the amount of money being taken out of their paycheck for taxes and then to have more money coming out to pay for someone else education just does not seem fair. Having so many people go to college also creates a problem of overcrowding in classrooms which leads to a very impersonal learning environment between the student and the professor. Imagine not being able to talk to your professor in class or email them questions simply because they have too many

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