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nelz2much
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Justin_Valentin
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college should be entirely government funded

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Started: 9/12/2012 Category: Education
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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nelz2much

Pro

As time goes on, taxes continue to rise. Not only taxes but also rates, interest and inflation has taken on everything from candy to school tuition. The question at hand here is should college be entirely funded by the government? If the government decided to go with this project not only would we have our children at a better platform for success for the rest of their adulthood but also at a point of appreciation. Our kids wont start their careers with fifty thousand dollar debt under them
Justin_Valentin

Con

I taking the con of the argument do not believe that college should be state funded. Colleges take alot of money to run and support throughout the school year, I believe that a state cannot fully support a college to par with the money that is distributed from the students tuition.
Debate Round No. 1
nelz2much

Pro

it is understood that college is very costly, but if we look at the opportunity that we give our kids with FREE college it becomes a wish come true. college debt is american's number one fear. you graduate college and then work the next ten years to try and climb yourself out of a debt you digged only to better yourlself. more kids today will avoid college all together and eliminate a great opportunity because of the debt. national interest hits an all time high and our kids barely have enough
Justin_Valentin

Con

we also have to look at the fact that not ALL kids end up in debt after their years in college. This is avoidable by first having the kid do well in high school so that way they grab the oppertunity to be granted financial aid. It starts with the already state funded high school system which kids today and our future kids will graduate from. The kids deserving of financial aid SHOULD be rewarded, the kids that stumbled in hs should not be rewarded for lackluster grades in high school.
Debate Round No. 2
nelz2much

Pro

yes. agreed that kids that do well in high school do get much needed financial help in college. What about the kids that parents earn too much to receive any state help? Parents might make 60k a year and that is too much for a kids to receive any help at all. with a blow like this kids become discourage to even attend college at all, and let put it like this : more college debt = less college graduate. less college graduate, the harder time this child would have at finding a decent job.
Justin_Valentin

Con

true in the case that some parents make too much for their child to recieve financial aid, but, studetns ARE granted the oppertunity for small grants from companies ie. mcdonalds, cvs, dell, etc. where parental incomes have no affect on the amount of money the company may give. In some cases it pays for all their college funds however in the other cases it allows the chance for the student to lower their debt and alongside a job of their own lower the debt all together after graduating.
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