Education Should Not Be Out Of Anyone 's Reach

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Learning should not be out of anyone’s reach. A college education should be provided for every child who wants it and this should be provided free of charge. It is morally wrong for students and their families to be forced to incur thousands of dollars of debt for an education. Right now college loan defaults are at the highest levels they have ever been.There is an entire generation that is starting out in life after college burdened with a very large amount of debt and a very small job market available after graduation. In President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech, he stated, “I want to spread that idea all across America, so that two years of college becomes as free and universal in America as high school is today. And I want to…show more content…
With more than thirty two percent of students not going to college after high school, community colleges can provide these students the opportunity to achieve a higher education for free(Bureau of Labor Statistics). Providing a free two year community college for everyone will increase the number of students enrolled in a post secondary education, produce a more productive and educated labor force, and eliminate the debts and loans students have to incur during college.

Community colleges serve close to forty percent of the undergraduate students in the United States; in 2013, 6.5 million students were registered at a community college in the United States (AACC). Community colleges are pillars of science, engineering, technology, and mathematics education. Community colleges prepare technicians for occupations in leading edge industries and grant associate 's degrees that allows students to finish their last half of their higher education at a four-year institution. Community colleges are the path to postsecondary education for many low income, racial minority and first generation college students. With community college being a central opportunity for students to achieve a further education, it would be beneficial to make education at community colleges free. The comprehensive mission of community college makes them
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