Most college graduates leave school with a debt that will chase them around for a decade or longer. The government should declare education a natural human right and provide it for free to all citizens.
In Utah the average college debt is about $17,000 which is somewhat better than the national average of $26,000, though the reality is not any better because graduates have a hard time finding jobs when they do not have experience.
When they do find jobs, entry level salaries are low making it hard to pay those debts.
Financial aid is not enough. In this competitive world that seems to be ruled by consumerism and political rhetoric, students are left to the mercy of capitalism and the selfish desire of big corporations. The government itself is focused on profits and taxes.
As a consequence, those in power, politically and economically follow the mindset of profits over people. For them, it is more important to maintain power through profits and taxes.
Education is now for the more privileged, and only those who can afford to pay can get an education.
The government has to come back to the original idea written in the Declaration of Independence “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Life, liberty and happiness lead to a comfortable living condition.
All citizens deserve to live a satisfying life with all the opportunities to accomplish their dreams.
The government should provide all resources necessary for free education at all levels. Our nation has enough economic resources to make that a reality.
Education is one the most important means to achieve happiness and well-being in our society. It should be an unalienable right to be educated.