Tracy R. California

Cost of education

I want the future president of America to make education affordable for all.

Dear President of the United States of America,

I would like to address the financial issue of education. I am currently in AP United States History, and throughout my observations I have noticed a trend of how higher levels of education are usually only available for the wealthy and upper class. The lower class were the ones struggling to survive and most were left uneducated. I understand that public education established made possible at the start of 1821 in Boston. I can comprehend the idea of how much has changed in today’s methods of education. Public education up to 12th grade is widespread. However, the price for a higher education beyond high school has been on the rise. Despite the talk of inflation being the cause of this happening, a college education still seems to be something the upper class can afford without damaging their bank account. 

It concerns me greatly, a prospective college student, how education prices have skyrocketed. I fear that in the following years to come the cost for a proper college education will prove to be difficult or even impossible to achieve. This may lead to a decrease in college admissions due to multiple families lacking the money to be able to provide a college education for their children. This may possibly lead to an increase in unemployment, since most professions require the applicants to have a college degree. I hope you will agree that by lowering the cost for a higher education, you will be helping to create the future political and economic leaders of this country. 


                                                                                                                              Tracy Remedios

Santa Clara High School

11th graders in AP English Language SCHS

11th grade students in AP English Language at SCHS

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