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sara_ann_dee
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The Contender
TJ.Lat
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Free college education

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sara_ann_dee
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/19/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 458 times Debate No: 86899
Debate Rounds (4)
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sara_ann_dee

Pro

First round is for acceptance
Debate Round No. 1
sara_ann_dee

Pro

Student loans are a problem is society. They leave people in debt and it is almost impossible to afford college without loans and not be struggling to pay it off. Student loan rates have only been increasing and putting more people into debt.

Take this fact for example from ProCon.org:
"Student loan debt often forces college graduates to live with their parents and delay marriage, financial independence, and other adult milestones. According to a 2012 Federal Reserve Study, 30-year-olds who have never taken out a student loan are now more likely to own homes than those who have taken out loans. Auto loans are also trending down at faster rates for those with student debt history than for those without. [35] In 2013, student loan borrowers delayed retirement saving (41%), car purchases (40%), home purchases (29%), and marriage (15%). [38] Less than 50% of women and 30% of men had passed the "transition to adulthood" milestones by age 30 (finishing school, moving out of their parents' homes, being financially independent, marrying, and having children); in 1960, 77% of women and 65% of men had completed these milestones by age 30. [39"

Student loans hold people back. And free college is possible. It is very likely in the near future we can have free college.
"The Atlantic.com published an article in Jan 2014 that claimed the federal government would only have to spend "a mere $62.6 billion dollars" to make tuition at public colleges free for undergraduates in 2012."

Sources used: http://college-education.procon.org...
http://www.collegerank.net...
TJ.Lat

Con

If free college is legalized, the college education would probably be from a bad college because good academic colleges would not want people going there for free. This would mean that people relying on free college education would not be as good for them.
Debate Round No. 2
sara_ann_dee

Pro

Do you have any proof that is would be "bad?"
TJ.Lat

Con

not really, its just some common sense.
Debate Round No. 3
sara_ann_dee

Pro

My opponent has failed to provide evidence to back up his claim, I have. Therefore, vote pro.
TJ.Lat

Con

dont vote pro
Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Dpowell 9 months ago
Dpowell
Complete RFD:

I agreed with Con, because, like he said, it is common sense. There are several countries that have free college, and not only is their education terrible, but so is their economy.
I then agreed with Pro and gave him my vote for the better argument as he was in reality the only one who made any arguments. Pro provided evidence and reasons for free college to be a good thing as we see in the beginning of Section 2. Con only stated what he called was common sense which could just as well have been his opinion. This, I believe does not qualify as a good argument, or any kind of argument at all for that matter. I also give Pro my vote for better sources, seeing as Pro was the only one who managed to provide any sources and information, as Con did not.
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Vote Placed by U.n 9 months ago
U.n
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro cited sources; Con did not.