College Education Should Be Free For All

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Abner Gelin Brittany Roberts ENC1102 05 November 2015 College education should be free for all in America Education is the engine that drives a society. There was a time when a high school diploma was enough to secure a well-paying job. These days are all gone as more and more employers require a post-secondary education to even be considered for a basic employment. Competition for employment use to be limited to the local market, but with the advance of technology, American workers have to compete not only with other Americans living in the United States, but also in the entire world. The demands for skilled workers are on the rise and the American work force cannot keep up with the requirements. Many companies are looking to bring in foreign skilled workers to take these jobs. One of the main reasons for lack of high skilled workers is due to the high cost of higher education in the United Sates. As the cost of higher education keeps rising year after year, most American students are faced with the reality that the dream of higher education may not be possible. With the rising cost of education and the need for skilled workers in the United Stated, college should be free for all American Citizen. Rutherford B. Hayes was the first president to entertain the idea of free education. He made a very strong case that free education should be universally available to the public. This was not a very popular message at the time, as many would oppose the idea. “Universal

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