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Resolved: That American College Students Should Receive Free Education

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Started: 11/16/2017 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Resolved, that American college students should receive free education. This is a controversial view, one with strong socialistic ties, but it could perhaps be the answer to many problems American citizens have. According to Bernie Sanders, a democratic senator from Vermont, "Colleges must control costs and the federal government must provide the necessary assistance so every person in this country " regardless of income " can get a college education." He proposed on his official website that "[the government should] provide $47 billion in federal funding to incentivize states to increase investments in their public higher education systems and eliminate tuition for undergraduate students." American tuition rates are rising, and so is the national student debt. Free college for undergraduates could be just what this country needs.

College: an institution of higher learning, especially one providing a general or liberal arts education rather than technical or professional training.

Students: a person formally engaged in learning, especially one enrolled in a school or college.

received: to have (something) bestowed upon or conferred.

free: clear of obstructions or obstacles.

education: a degree, level, or kind of schooling.

American College students should receive free education because it would 1). help to relieve the terrible student debts in the country, giving young graduates the ability to persue a graduate degree and attain financial security, and 2). would encourage more Americans to attend college and better not only themselves, but society as well by doing so.


Hello, I am What50 representing The Brotherhood. I contend the proposition that American College students should receive free education. I wanna thank Pro for making this debate, and hopefully we can have an excellent though provoking debate.

Debt: The state of owning money

Student Loan: A student loan is a type of loan designed to help students pay for post-secondary education and the associated fees, such as tuition, books and supplies, and living expenses

Dropout: Abandoning a course of study

American College's should not give out free education because 1.) The cost is way too much to make this into a reality 2.) The free education can be wasted if a student feels like dropping out.3.) By providing free education Colleges may drop in value of education quality
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