Should Free Higher Education Be Free?

1982 Words Apr 17th, 2011 8 Pages
Free Higher Education

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Although, looking from a different perspective free college tuition will allow colleges to keep their standards and be just as selective. Students who have a free higher education will help the students to strive academic prosperity and maintain it.

According to the article “Should higher education really be free for all?” , Ben Ullman states that “free education isn’t free!” Graduates are obviously good for the economy and society and there is some mileage in suggesting that Universities and individual degrees should be government subsidized. But the money has to come from somewhere and do we really think it’s fair to ask the majority of general taxpayers who didn’t directly benefit from Higher Education to completely pay for those who did. To a large extent I would agree in the sense that the question of where would the money come from is a huge issue. If it was just taxes budgeted by the government, then we really run the risk of over spending the budget, which in turn would mean reducing the salaries of teachers, reducing the quality of education like the value of a degree.

Another issue that would arise with higher education being free would be that the job market could have a higher supply educated workers in some fields than their demand. If college is free to the public, then the money has to really come from
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