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Darren_W
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pookapaik
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College should be entirely govt funded

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Started: 9/12/2012 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Darren_W

Pro

The average cost for a 4 year school is over $30,000 per year. If higher education was paid for by the government, more students will be able to attend school, making our country stonger and more educated. Since a college diploma is important in this day and age, the government should cover the costs. With unemployment as high as it is now, diplomas will help give jobs to Americans, which is very important in this day and age.
pookapaik

Con

No. Because if colleges became free, the value of a diploma from a certain college would decrease. A degree from Harvard would be of the same calibur of Community colleges.
Debate Round No. 1
Darren_W

Pro

Just because someone cant pay for schooling doesnt mean they dont deserve it. If a students grades are high enough to get into Harvard and graduate #1 in his class, why should he be denied the education just beacuse his parents cannot afford it? Tests should still be given to determine if the student deserves to get a free ride through school.
pookapaik

Con

We have scholarships and grants that people can sign up for, there are also private loans and scholarships that people can apply to as well. Our economy is not stable enough to support free college education for everyone; there are public school systems K-12 that are cutting programs and faculty because the government can't afford it. If the government were to provide a free college education as well, the cost of utilities, facilities, and modern technology for the school would put us in debt
Debate Round No. 2
Darren_W

Pro

Americans spent almost $100 billion last year to send students to public colleges and universities. When you account for all student loan programs, grants, tax breaks the government is already paying for almost half the tuition, so why not the rest? The country should also tweak spending budgets to account for govt funded schools. So a complete reform would need to take place to avoid us going deeper into debt. Schools can also cut costs in various ways such as letting qualified volunteers teach
pookapaik

Con

If the American tax payers are paying for free college education, but don't have kids to send to school, why should they have to pay taxes for school? Taking away jobs and having qualified volunteers leaves people with no income, no paycheck, you can't expect to volunteer for the rest of your life. How would people make money teaching?
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