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University Education should not be free

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Started: 8/7/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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I think university education should not be free because of the harm that goes to the others. Many sites state that the taxes of the country goes to the free universities. So, more free universities, the more taxes you get to spend...
Would you want free universities, or not???


The only harm that you have mentioned is that taxes of the country go out to free universities. Response to that below:

1- If the argument is only about taxes being used to fund free university education then please note, this is not really a harm. Eventually, the purpose of taxes is to be spent for the welfare of the country. You have to show that in countries where university education is free, taxes could have been allocated in areas with greater benefit to the society at large than free university education.

2- My argument in favor of free university education is: It is the responsibility of the government to ensure that every citizen rich or poor is provided equal opportunities to be able to pursue a successful life. The benefits of university or higher education are immense.. Economic benefits to society of higher level education include increased tax revenues, faster economic growth, greater innovation and labour market flexibility, while individuals profit from higher earnings, lower unemployment and higher productivity. Costly university education becomes an impediment for the individual and the society at large to be able to reap these benefits.

The cost of obtaining a U.S. degree is among the highest in the world and rising, which burdens local and international students with heavy student loans. The average amount of student loan debt again crept up for the Class of 2013, and is approaching $30,000, according to a new report from the Institute for College Access and Success. In its ninth annual report on student loan debt, TICAS found nearly 7 in 10 graduating seniors in 2013 " 69 percent " left school with an average of $28,400 in student loan debt, an increase of 2 percent from 2012. But the amount of student debt and the likelihood of graduating with debt varied greatly between both states and colleges. Some states had average debt amounts as low as $18,656, while others topped $30,000. Between different colleges, average debt amounts ranged from $2,500 to $71,000.

Government has a responsibility that citizens are empowered with higher education through a free university education system to start giving back to the society. Students must not have the burden of costly debts over their shoulders for years and years after they graduate.
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Posted by TheBenC 3 years ago
Nothing is free. If you go to school for free you will later be taxed at a high rate to pay for some moron to go to school.
Posted by NDECD1441 3 years ago
The topic is "Educaton should NOT be free" therefore con should be say that education SHOULD be free because con opposes the topic. However con didnt. Avoid making "not" debates when you dont understand them.
Posted by Masterful 3 years ago
I agree with con. If it's free then where would the money come from?

It would be hugely expensive and the government would have to raise taxes.
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