Letter to the president
A letter to the president about the price of college tuition and how to solve it.
Dear President as a student going into college in 2-3 years I've seen the danger of high cost colleges and the dangers they pose to future college students after they graduate. A few solutions for this problem that I've thought of is either lower college by removing unneeded services or getting extra government funding towards them as we did in the past
The first possible solution is to cut college costs on unneeded services. Thousands of dollars are spent by students on unnecessary services. These services range from campus debit cards to errand services. With around 900 colleges offering offering debit cards with expenses included i believe it’s easier to see some of the reasons why the cost of college rises. This is one of the ways we could cut college spending with only some less problems arising.
The second is giving colleges government funding as they did in the past. The government funding given in the past helped lower the price of tuition by less need to raise money from college students paying very high priced tuitions. In Denmark where students are paid to go college students get more jobs as seen by their very low youth unemployment at 12%. I think that this method could lead to better prosperity for young citizens moving into colleges and also improve every citizen's quality of life.
Others will point out how Denmark has some of the highest taxes in Europe. But I believe the benefits of paying for students college far outweighs the negatives. A report from the OECD found that lack of access to education held back economic growth in most developed countries from 1990-2010. This evidence gives more than enough reason to help prevent future colleges students from a life of poverty from college debt and years of stress. Doubled with the fact that it could help support economic growth I believe it is a viable solution.
I believe that either cutting unneeded college expenses or switching back to college funded tuition is a sound choice with a helping hand on the economy taxes wouldn't be as much of a burden. I believe with the right arguments and speeches we could convince the masses of how beneficial this is for most Americans.
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