Education - United States - College
Education is one of the most fundamental human requirements in the current world. It is every child's right to get education. However, most families have faced various problems in ensuring their children get proper education. Financial problems make it hard for children who come from financially low families, get proper education.
College tuition in the United States should be on a sliding scale. This would help elevate the student's debt after college and also encourage more people to enroll in college. In my essay, I will argue why the sliding scale system is not fully effective and the problems encountered by the government in maintaining the system in all colleges. Further, I will come up with solutions to the various problems that affect the effectiveness of the system.
The sliding scale system is where parents pay fees according to their financial ability. The remaining fees are carried forward as a debt, which is removed from the future earnings of the individual. This system has ensured that all children get education despite their differences in financial backgrounds. The sliding scale system requires certain financial documents (Gillen and Coleman).
[...] Policy makers can come up with ideas to replace the sliding scale system, or to make the sliding scale system more flexible and ensuring students who come from poor backgrounds have a variety of options to choose. This would also help reduce the amount of debt incurred by students who take the sliding scale fee system in college. Works cited Thelin, John. “Higher Education and Public Policies in the United States: Major Policies and Decisions of Federal, State and Local Government.” University of Kentucky Journal, April Trends in Higher Education Series: The Trends in College Pricing.” USA Education Journal by College Board, 23rd March 2006. Web. April Walcerz, Marysia. to Make a Sliding Fee Scale”. www.ehow.com. [...]
[...] Therefore, offering sliding scale fee services in private schools would cost the economy more. However, most private institutions offer scholarships to bright students who cannot pay school fees. This helps in reducing parents financial struggle to keep their children's dreams alive (Walcerz). Over the years, the amount allocated for the system has been increasing substantially. On the other hand, the best colleges are the most expensive. Children from wealthy families take their children to the best colleges because they can afford to pay the fees. [...]
[...] The sliding fee system is not available in all schools. It is clear that some private schools offer quality education but their fee is quite too high to low or medium earning families. This leaves out poor children from getting quality education because of their financial difficulties. On the government's perspective, the sliding scale system costs the economy. The rise in the number of applicants for the system has increased the government's expenditure on education. United states has experienced rising inflation over the years. [...]
[...] First, colleges that agree to the government's terms and conditions on the subsidy system should be funded by the government for the sliding scale system. The government should strictly consider the quality of education in the college before offering it subsidies. This would ensure that students who take the sliding scale fee system get quality education (Gillen and Coleman,). Consistently, in order to the reduce the subsidy cost of the government. Colleges that are subsidized by the government should offer online services free to students. [...]
[...] Ehow Home. Web. April Gillen, Andrew and Coleman, James. Net Tuition Trends in the United States. Journal by Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Web. April Sliding Scale Accountability. Schools Retooled TM, News Posts, August Web. April Manhattan Country School: Sliding-Scale Tuition. Web.April 14, 2013. [...]
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