Why School Should Not Be Free Essay

1088 Words May 2nd, 2016 null Page
School is a necessary system worldwide to invest in a society 's future. The primary argument as to why educational institutions should be free in the U.S. is not to give everyone the equal opportunity to education as stated by Lawrence (a professor of History emeritus at SUNY Albany) although it is one of the reasons, the primary reason is to increase the number of educated workers to hopefully improve our economy. It is stated that an “educated work force has become an essential component of economic growth and competitiveness (Student Aid Alliance). However, college tuition filters out those who are not willing to pay for their education and also funds universities so that they are able to function and upgrade their facilities. College should not be free because it would lead to tax raises, the value of a degree would decline, and the overall quality of the educational environment would decrease. Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator and Democratic candidate, is in favor of tuition-free public colleges and universities and states that “Too many of our young people cannot afford a college education and those who are leaving college are faced with crushing debt” (Sen. Bernie Sanders). Although it is true that students graduate with a large debt, it is worth it in the long run with the job the degree provides to the student. According to Goldman Sachs, an investing banking company, the average 2015/2030/2050 graduate would have broken even 9/11/15 years post college (CNN Money).…

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