For our debate, I had pulled the topic of free college tuition and I was assigned to take the con side. I don’t agree with the side I am assigned to, but I feel that I will have more information that could give me an advantage in my debate. Though in the past I have realized that sometimes it is easier to choose the opposing side because it could have more supporting evidence. I know that in the earlier days, people were able to go to community colleges without having to pay for them since a small percentage or students went. As the enrollment rate increased throughout the years, the states started making attendees pay for their tuition after the states’ funds slowed down from the sudden increase. The price for tuition increases higher and higher over the years to present day. The price has made it impossible for some students to even attend college because they can’t afford it. The only reason I know the origin of this topic prior to researching our debate topics is that one day I was curious since I heard about free college tuition during a congressional debate. When you search free community college tuition into Google, you get many results of why we should have free tuition in the states. There are some articles sprinkled here and there on why it would be hard to keep up with the free tuition. My logical approach would be to find statistics of graduation rates to show that money would be wasted due to young adults dropping out. An ethical issue regarding the topic would be that many taxpayer wouldn’t benefit from paying for the tuition. The emotions of anger and resentment can be brought into play since some of these taxpayers don’t want to pay for something that they’ll get no benefit from and that they might have not had the same opportunity that young adults do now. I am quite excited to do this debate, but I do get anxious easily when trying to speak in front of other. We’ll see what will happen when time comes.
Songs Listened To When Typing This Blog:
- Escape by Rupert Holmes
- (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
- Mr. Roboto by Styx
- I’m Still Standing by Elton John