Razan New York

How is college important to you?

As this funny quote says “ their is NO elevator to success. You have to take the stairs." What I am trying to point out is that education is the ONLY key to your future.

Dear Mrs./Mr. President,

College should be free for every student in the U.S so it could be easy for every person to achieve their dream and have a higher education. I think education is the key for a better life. If education for certain people does not exist, then the quality of living would go low and unnoticeable. People should be more educated in life because you never know what will happen in the world. As long as people have education, and opportunities that nobody would want to lose, then people can establish what they need to do in life.

Some of the families in the United States are poor and can't afford college; the reason why this is happening to people is because their income is very low, and the college costs that have been rising roughly at a rate of 7% per year for decades are very high. People “just” don't have enough money to cover their college costs. For example, according to forbes.com, “if the cost of college tuition was $10,000 in 1986, it would now cost the same student over $21,500 if education had increased as much as the average inflation rate but instead education is $59,800 or over 2 ½ times the inflation rate.” For example even if the people are motivated, they can’t afford colleges. Basically if you don't have money, you can’t go to college. Some of these people don't go to college because they don't have the money to go to college. As this funny quote says “ there is NO elevator to success. You have to take the stairs."

If students have problems with the financial system, then they won't be able to pay for college. For example according to forbes.com: “That trend is likely to worsen for colleges and universities. “‘The students graduating from high school over the next decade are a less financially well-off group than the one that graduated in the last decade,’ Jerry Lucido, executive director of the Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice at the University of California stated, "even if colleges and universities were able to freeze their tuition prices, the cost of a college degree for most Americans would feel like it’s continuing to rise.” For example my teacher’s daughter goes to college and one year costs 50,000 dollars. She has been in college for three years as a junior and she had to take a loan to cover her past classes and has to graduate soon from college. Although she feels excited about finishing college, she still feels nervous about paying back the loan.

Students have a right to learn and go to college. This is true because their daily lives depend on their education and opportunities. Every day students come to school and begin their dreams. From the time students are very young, they learn and know more things about their past, their history, and their future. Everyone should be equal, and everybody should have an equal chance to go to college and be successful with their dreams.                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you,                                                                                                                                                                         Razan  

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