Disadvantages Of Free Community College

Recently Obama has proposed a plan to offer free two year community college for responsible students that maintain a part time schedule with a 2.5 GPA. This proposal offers hope to students that want to be successful and need access to the middle class. There is positive effects of this proposal but also drawbacks. According to the documentary “Discounted Dreams” there is a twenty percent increase of enrollment into community colleges that is straining the system. This proposal of free two year community college will become a great incentive and will bring more students to enroll into a community college. This will lead to an overwhelmed community college. Free community college for the first two years sounds like a great proposal but it has negative effects like adding more strain to the community college, not all the students are meant to attend college, and the money spent for tuition should be better spent on community colleges themselves and the programs they offer. According to the documentary “Discounted Dreams” the colleges are overwhelmed with students. There is a long wait lists that leads to students taking courses they do not need and advising from the community college is …show more content…
It is often said that a college degree is better than just a high school degree but a college degree does not assure you a job. In the article College, Jobs and Inequality it states “That means recent grads have about the same level of unemployment as the general population.” In other words the author of the article is saying that even with a college degree the chances of finding a job is the same as a person with no degree. In Thomas Friedman’s book, The World is Flat, he states “We simply are not educating, or even interesting enough of our own young people.”(Friedman 349) This means that even if students make it to college they would lose interest. The money funded would then be lost if the student were to decide not to

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