Should College Free For Those Individuals Seeking A College Education?

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In America today, a series of poor choices has left our country in a very deep trench resulting in an issue of seventeen trillion dollars in national debt. Politicians running for president have been proposing new ideas to start hacking away at this debt. One idea in particular that is very interesting is the portion of this debt brought upon by student loans, which at this point is about 1.2 trillion dollars spread across 40 million people. One solution that has been proposed is to make college free for those individuals seeking a college education and to forgive existing student debt. Burrnie sanders, a current polition, said “We live in a highly competitive global economy. If our economy is to be strong, we need the best educated work force in the world. That will not happen if every year hundreds of thousands of bright young people cannot afford to go to college and if millions more leave school deeply in debt.” At first the idea sounds great until one starts to think about how such a proposition would affect everyone not just themselves. In opposition to forgiving student loans and making college free, alternatives need to be considered to bring about change before things get worse for Americans. Free college truly does have a nice ring to it and in retrospect everyone would really like to see it happen. What many Americans fail to realize is that free by no means actually means free. Free in this context more closely means something like this “Hey, I’m going to
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