United States Government Should Offer Free High School Education

872 Words Oct 28th, 2016 4 Pages
According to Joseph Stieglitz, the United States government should offer free high school education from money collected from general tax covers that will cost $300 billion. To begin with, in the past education was free for public colleges and this is because of the Morrill Act of 1862. At the time the number students who could go to colleges and universities without paying tuition was relatively small. However, as years went by the number of students attending public colleges increased the government was forced to reintroduce the tuition fee. Therefore, the issue of offering free high school education has been debated for a long time and need to be dealt with.

On the other hand, it is not easy for the government of the US to offer free higher education for every student because it will burden the taxpayer. For instance, the tax will be increased to cater for the money for the education. Apparently, by 2015 the student loan debt in the United States had increased significantly to approximately $1.3 trillion. This figure is increasing every year, and the student 's loans have helped many students to from low-income families to complete their higher education. However, the argument by Stieglitz will strain the taxpayers who will be required to dig more into their pockets. Also, the government at the moment has debts of about $5 trillion and increasing the cost of free education will be a great burden. Free education to all the students in the colleges may not be easy because…

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