On this episode, we wanted to take a moment and test our debate skills and answer the question - should college be mandatory? Is there sufficient sociological, economic and personal evidence to suggest that we should all be required to attend college?
According to a 2016 article posted on the National Education Association’s website titled “It's Time to Push for Free College”, elementary and secondary education are free because it is good for the individual and for society. The authors of the article also make the argument for the need for us to have free higher education in the U.S.
Relative to the rest of the world, the way our country delivers post-secondary education to those who wish to pursue degrees certainly differs. Especially when it comes to cost… the question we’ve come to discuss on the show today is - should college be free in the U.S.?
According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, over 25% of undergraduate students (4.8 million students) are raising children. There are generalizations made about the ability of college students being able to complete a degree while raising children. The question we came to address on this episode is: can students who are also parents, still complete a college degree?