Why College Should Be Paif for

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Alycia Peugh
Period 4
April 3 2013

America’s Future

Imagine living in a crowded studio apartment on a noisy city street, eating a ramen noodle diet, just barely making rent each month. Hundreds of thousands of Americans live in poverty, hardly making it. This is mainly due to little job opportunity because of lack of qualification. A large portion of high school graduates do not even attend college mainly because they simply cannot afford it. If the United States government would pay for college, the vast burden of debt from student loans would be eliminated. Young adults are far more likely to attend post-secondary school if they have financial help.

The 1950s and 1960s were the best times that this country has ever experienced because of better educational opportunities. At the end of World War II, in 1945, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act gave the World War II veterans the opportunity to a free college education. Due to the bill, the amount of college graduates increased dramatically. The United States became the country with the highest standard of living in the world. Satellite communications, missiles and space, semiconductors, aviation and medical science technologies were all developed due to the U.S. having the largest percentage of college graduates in the world.

Many countries have realized the significance in educating their people, and provide free college education. A society that is educated is better equipped to deal with the upcoming of a more globalized world. Eventually, countries will need to compete against people from other countries whose educational systems may be superior to theirs, which is why every government should pay for college for its own citizens.

Currently, over 12 million people in the United States are unemployed, where only eight percent of them are college graduates. Evidently, people that graduate from college are much more likely to become employed. In 2010, the U.S. handed out a...
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