Luke H. New York

College Tuition is Unaffordable.

After 4 years of working hard in high school, I deserve to go to the college of my choice regardless of my family's economic standing.

Dear President,

My name is Luke and I am 16 years old. As a teenager who is going to be looking at colleges very soon, and deciding on what I want to do in life, I would like to discuss an issue with you that matters a lot to me. That is the prices of college tuition.

First of all, in my opinion, I think that the prices of colleges are way too high. Many other American families agree with me too, as they struggle to put their children through college. I think it shouldn't cost anyone to have a college education, especially now a days when a college degree is essential in getting a job to support yourself.

In the last 5 years, tuition fees have skyrocketed. For example, in the article “How The Cost Of College Went From Affordable To Sky-High” by Claudio Sanchez, it states that in Arizona, there was a 77% increase in costs. Georgia was 75%, and Washington was 70%. Because of this, many families are struggling. As college tuition fees increase, more and more people struggle with money.

I hope that one of your plans as the next president is to fix this. I hope that you help lower the prices of college, and maybe eventually, make college free for everyone. This will really help a lot of people, especially students who deserve the college education, but can't afford it.

Thank you for taking your time to read this letter. I really hope you take these ideas into consideration and act on it, as the next president of the United States.



Sanford H. Calhoun H.S.

Ms. Finneran's U.S. History Class

Although the news on all the problems in the country can be depressing these days, the ideas of the students in my first period U.S. History class fill me with hope and optimism every morning. I love starting my day with them! They are a group of young people with passionate ideas and concern about the future. I am excited that they have this platform to share their ideas with you and hopefully our next president!

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