High Quality Standard Free Of Charge

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As each year passes, we see the same trend: inflation rates on the cost of higher education increase at a rate greater than that of household income. This makes it more difficult for lower and middle class families to finance their children through college, and put themselves in a position to be successful in life. Without being able to get a college education, it makes it nearly impossible to land the jobs that are going to bring in higher level income. People need to be educated to go out into the world, and make more for their families, so we can begin to close this income gap between the wealthy and the poor. Several nations in the world have public universities that have no tuition costs at all, because they understand that “It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge” (Noack.) The closing of the income gap, begins with the lowering of the costs on higher education. According to Forbes, since 1982 a typical family income increased by 147% while college education rate has risen nearly 500%. So making $10,000 in 1982 and paying $1,000 to send your child to school in 1982, has now become making $24,000 and paying $6,000 for tuition. We’ve gone from spending a tenth of our income, to a quarter in just over thirty years. There seems to be some hope this trend will end as many private universities are beginning to drop their tuition costs to make college more affordable in the past year. Ashland
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