Dear President of the United States,
For the past several years college has increased in price and to this day it continues to rise. My biggest concern as a senior in high school is being able to afford college. In my family no one has attended college or even finished high school. My parents have faith that I will attend college and graduate with a degree. But to my disappointment that goal seems unreachable. Average tuition for private national universities have jumped 179% and in-state public universities rose 296%.
Also I think that teachers should be paid a higher wage than $56,000 a year, which was the median for high school teachers in 2014 in California. The reason I want teachers to be paid a higher wage is because they are the ones who shape young Americans and mold their way of thinking. Teachers create the future of America and should be compensated. I also think they should be compensated for all the trouble they have to go through to become a teacher. They have to get lots of diplomas and degrees in order to be a teacher and that costs a lot of money. And with college prices rising it's pretty tough for students who want to be teachers.
My question for the future president of the United States is: How are you going to reduce college prices and make it affordable for the average American or immigrant?
Concerned High School student