A 2017 College Board study estimated that the cost of college has increased 100% since 2001. The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank estimates that U.S. college tuition debt has increased from $480 billion in 2006 to $1.5 trillion in 2018. Several 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary candidates have argued that the cost of college is out of control and that the government should pay for tuition. Opponents argue that the government cant afford it and point to estimates from the Committee for a Responsible Federal budget that estimate programs would cost the government $80 billion a year.
I believe that some things are exponentially more important to helping create a functional society such as medical professionals. I believe those things should be funded by the government because those people are trying to save lives and medical school is extremely expensive.
No, in order to have ownership there needs to be a financial component. I OWN my knowledge I got in College and Graduate School. BUT the increase in fees and costs are crazy and need to be addressed so it is not just the kids from the wealthiest families go to college and thrive.
Government should completely re-do their education system starting in Kindergarten to help put students on different tracks, which eventually would only lead certain kids to the college path and then pay for their college.
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