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Debate Score:37
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Should all education be free to everyone?

Yes

Side Score: 23
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No

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a educated public is a required in order to have a beneficial society.

Side: Yes
1 point

Education is very important for every people.Why? Because without education it is difficult to find a job,to reach a goal for future life and to achieve a success. I think that education must be free for everyone. First of all, if everyone educated the number of unemployed people decreased. Secondly, the number of mortality decreased because everyone will be educated and maybe help to save the life of other people. Thirdly, new inventions,new technoligies,people's attitude for everything changed if they are educated. In conclusion,if everyone will be educated life become easier and interesting.

Side: Yes
1 point

In societies where education is free and accessible to everyone, it can be seen that these societies benefit greatly. The Nordic countries come to mind in particular.

Overall, I do not think that graduation with 100 000 dollars worth of debt is beneficial to society.

Side: Yes
1 point

Overall, I do not think that graduation with 100 000 dollars worth of debt is beneficial to society.

That depends, if you come out of college with $100,000 in debt and a degree in medical science you could easily pay off your debt and help "society."

If you come out of college with $100,000 in debt and a degree in feminism you're not going to be able to pay back that debt as easily because you just wasted a load of money on a degree with no value and you will likely go to occupy wall street and demand that the government confiscates money from the graduate with the degree in medical science and give it to you... Which of course would not benefit "society."

Side: No
Jace(4796) Disputed
1 point

Cherry-picking your areas of study to represent your case is all well and good, but ultimately overlooks the larger issue at hand. The reality is that most students in most fields, useful or no, graduate with extraordinary debt. Not all fields which contribute significantly and meaningfully to society pay as well as the medical profession. Even with the medical profession, massive student debt becomes problematic because it prevents many recent graduates from pursuing practices that work with populations that most need medical care.

Side: Yes

Education is already free or nearly free to anyone that wants to learn. An education is what you get when you want to learn. College is where you go to party and be groomed to fit into what society deems as acceptable.

Side: Yes
1 point

College is where you go to party and be groomed to fit into what society deems as acceptable.

Going to frat parties and getting wasted/baked every night is what society deems acceptable?

Side: No
Thewayitis(4071) Disputed
1 point

First I'd like to say yes it is acceptable. How many bars do know of that go under?

“[The public school system is] usually a twelve year sentence of mind control.

Crushing creativity, smashing individualism, encouraging collectivism and

compromise, destroying the exercise of intellectual inquiry, twisting it

instead into meek subservience to authority.” ― Walter Karp

College is just a continuation of this. The finishing touches so to speak.

Side: Yes
1 point

so the population can become smarter so we can advance in tech

Side: Yes

Education should be free to everyone. Of course. If it isn't, then it ruins a piece of the american dream. That is, the dream that anyone can just walk into a school and learn. I mean, even if they can't afford it because they have to pay for health care, or their homeless. Is it fair that a homeless orphan can't get the same education that a regular middle class, or even an irregular upper class child can? No. Why, because what if that homeless child has potential? Well, now they can't reach that potential. You could be rich and have no potential and probably waste it and a homeless child with no education would have to deal with his/her wasted potential against their own will. Is that fair? No.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-10-22/occupy-wall-street-homeless/50868444/1

Look at that. A WHOLE MOVEMENT just about being nicer to the homeless. It's CLEAR that it SHOULDN'T JUST be free, but that people who have a disadvantage should actually have ALL the opportunities that upper middle class people have. End of story.

Now, I'm not saying people aren't better at some things than one another. I'm saying EQUAL OPPORTUNITY and PROVIDED SUPPORT.

Side: Yes
1 point

I think all education should be free to everyone because everybody should have an opportunity to be educated so that they could be accepted in the society. It sucks when some kind of school website has the phrase' Give every child the opportunity to excel' and you must pay a fortune to attend that school and they even ask how much do your parents earn and some schools also want you to donate money to attend their school. C-R-A-Z-Y

Side: Yes

Giving the government and teacher's union control of the schools has made the education system terrible in America.

Side: No
Jace(4796) Disputed
1 point

1. Free education does not necessitate that it be operated by the government nor influenced by teachers' unions, although probably some public funding scheme would be needed.

2. There are other countries which do provide free education, often extending to higher education, which have successful educational systems. It would seem then that the problem is not the education being free, but rather the way in which the system is managed.

Side: Yes

Education that is payed for is usually better.

In a private school, the students become your costumers, and you want to satisfy your costumer - you want to keep your costumers there, and mostly, you want the costumers soon to be children use your school too.

You want to provide the best of everything, JUST to keep the costumer there.

When all education is free.. where's the point? You get money from the country if the costumer shows up or not. You get the same amount of money if the costumer switches school.. there is no reason for providing the best you can get, because you will not receive more from the costumer anyway.

Side: No
Jace(4796) Disputed
1 point

However, when education is not free it almost always becomes inaccessible to the least advantaged in society. Social justice repercussions aside, this exacerbates wealth disparity which is a destabilizing force in any society.

Furthermore, most of the private schools with which I am familiar operate largely upon indirect government financing through voucher systems. There are very few pure private educational institutions, particularly with lower levels of education.

Side: Yes
1 point

However, when education is not free it almost always becomes inaccessible to the least advantaged in society. Social justice repercussions aside, this exacerbates wealth disparity which is a destabilizing force in any society.

That can be said for anything. Anything that costs money is less accessible for less fortunate. Are we going to make iPhones free, just because they are less accessible for not so wealthy people?

Furthermore, most of the private schools with which I am familiar operate largely upon indirect government financing through voucher systems. There are very few pure private educational institutions, particularly with lower levels of education.

I don't know where you live, but where I am from studies show that students who go to private schools generally get better grades than students in public schools.

Side: No
Nox0(1393) Disputed
1 point

All private schools have schemes for gifted kids. I don't have to pay tuition fees, accommodation and I have about £650 a month just for doing what I love :D

Side: No
1 point

no. Affordable education is a right, but free education is a luxury.

Side: No
Jace(4796) Clarified
2 points

Out of curiosity, would you propose a sliding scale system based upon expected family contributions? How do you account for youth whose parents won't pay it forward? How do you make sure the scale actually works? I wonder if there is actually a way to implement "affordable" education that does not ultimately become exclusive and classist.

Side: Yes
Sitara(11082) Clarified
1 point

I just feel that teachers deserve to be paid for their contribution to society. There aint no such thing as a free lunch as they often say, but an affordable lunch, yes.

Side: Yes
Trolling101(3) Disputed
1 point

_No only the rich deserve to go to college....

Side: No
Sitara(11082) Disputed
3 points

I see you trolling, your hating, I see you trolling cuz yo mind is dirty!

Side: Yes