Oh where to begin? First off let’s make this loud and clear, COLLEGE ISN’T FREE AND SHOULDN’T BE. Get that? Did I need to repeat it? No? Good.
I’ll give you a few reasons why it shouldn’t be and then let you mull them over, since the argument for this is like slamming your head against an obstinate wall that demands free stuff but won’t come up with a reasonable explanation of where it should come from. Here goes:
- It wouldn’t be as appreciated.
Admit it, when you’re giving something for free it’s harder to appreciate it as much since you didn’t do anything to earn it. When taken on a broader scale this becomes disastrous since it only increases the air of entitlement that so many people accuse others of possessing at this time. Newsflash: that ‘entitlement’ that a lot of people cry about is called student debt and a lot of people have to fight their way out of it. But they do so because they chose to earn the education they PAID for. By giving free handouts to everyone the education system becomes devalued in a way that makes it fine for those that want to say they went to college, but kind of waters down the overall accomplishment. Honestly, it’d be like instituting a participation award for attempting to make it in college, which would have disastrous results.
2. Competition breeds greatness.
So many people these days want equality but are unwilling to fight or pay for it that one has to wonder if we’re eventually going to overrun by the idea that being competitive is no longer an innate human trait. So long as we all understand that we have the freedom to try and earn our way into college then the competition makes it worth it when we actually get there. College is not bound by the ridiculous No Child Left Behind Act. You have to compete with other students for a better life, you won’t simply be accepted because you WANT to get in. And in all honesty, desire is not enough. You’ve got to work, you’ve got to sweat, and possibly even bleed to get the life you want. I’ll put it in terms some might need in order to understand. If a person wants to be dentist but won’t go through with the needed education, do you want them digging around in your mouth?
3. The lack of qualified staff would be a huge issue.
Think about it, who in the world is going to be teaching this sudden influx of people that just WANT to go to college but haven’t earned it? The average class size would explode and qualified teachers would be in short supply since even in college the number of students per class can only add up to so many before many teachers are overwhelmed. So who’s going to step in, the students? Good luck with that, since if the students are being asked to perform more than what they signed on for the chances are that they’ll want to be paid for their contributions. It makes sense, right?
4. Finally, who in the world is going to pay for all those that want to go to college for free?
The answer that a lot of liberals would give is that the 1 percent should pay of course. Those that supposedly rule the country with their wealth should pay the way of those that simply WANT to get in but can’t due to financial or other issues. Wait though, financial issues? There are scholarships, grants, affirmative action, loans, and other means of paying for college. So if all but the loans are basically free money, why would anyone need to piss and moan about getting an education for free?
Does anyone else feel like screaming in frustration at this point?