Should College Tuition Be Free?

1105 Words Apr 8th, 2015 5 Pages
Education is a very essential aspect in our world. A famous leader by the name of Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most influential implement which you can use to change the world.” ( Brainy Quotes). Those words that he said are very true concerning today 's society; however much of today’s society cannot receive a higher level of education due to many reasons. How are we to change the world if most people can’t get into higher education? College itself is very expensive and puts a financial burden on families.In Europe as well as many other places around the world college is free which allows all sorts of kids to attend. In addition to this, many people do not have the motivation and or desire to reach a upper class of education in college. If we are able to incorporate free tuition in colleges, this would enable families and students to attend. College tuition should be free because families cannot afford it; it would create fair treatment for everyone and would diminish poverty. So in today’s world should college education be free?

Attending college has been part of American lives since the 1500s. When we look at the affordability of college, the costs have only increased from the 1970’s to present day. According to recent statistics from bloomberg, college tuition has increased “1,120 percent since records began in 1978.”In the same time period, medical expenses have climbed 601 percent, while the price of food has increased 244 percent” (Bloomberg).…
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