Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Does Tuition Compromise Learning?

If you are like me, you have probably thought about your education after high school quite a bit. You have also probably thought about how much of a financial strain it is to continue your education.

Even if you are an intelligent individual, get accepted to a college or university, there still is the question of whether or not you can afford it. Even though there are student loans that someone can use to put them through schooling, they are in debt until they have a stable career and can pay them off. If people wanted to create a brighter future for our generation and the next, why would they compromise our right to continue our learning?

For example, in my family, my parents have 3 daughters that are 15, 16 and 18 years old and they want to pay for the first few years of university for each of us. My first sister is already at university and my parents are already incredibly nervous about saving for when myself and my younger sibling go. It does not just put stress on the students it puts stress on the parents as well. I also have a cousin who went to school off of student loans to become a teacher. He is now in huge debt and is struggling to find a job.

Education for a better future should not be based on whether or not you can afford it. It should be based on whether or not a person has the grades and is willing to further their learning. Tuition should be lowered in order for the next generation to realize their potential.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with your post Hailey. Many people I know are very hardworkers and get great grades in school, but are very worried of how much they are going to be in debt because of post-secondary education, and are kind of doubting it. I believe to help encourage more students to aim for college or university after high school, they should either offer more/give out more scholorships for students who are struggling financially, or lower tuition and interest rates, as interest in also a huge factor for students to come out of college stuck with a lot of debt. I really hope the government can make changes for the next generation.