No one “deserves” a free education
Jena Gibson | Contributor
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APRIL, 2017

My Thoughts

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For all you people that think college education should be free, I just paid $1,300 out of pocket for one summer class.
Higher education is a privilege, not a right. It takes hard work, dedication, and a full-time job to obtain a degree.
Why should the value of my hard earned degree decrease for people who are unappreciative and unwilling to work for a degree? No one “deserves” a free education, how self-righteous has our society become?
“There is absolutely no reason why every student who will be receiving aid is not forced to have a part time job, whether it be working in the school library or waitressing. We are setting up these young adults up for failure, allowing them to think someone else will always be there to foot their bills.”

Comments on Jena’s views:

John G. Very good Jena

J.d. Walker You’re one sharp young lady! I wish more people your age and in our society in general shared your thoughts.

Anna C. What you don’t deserve: stagnant wages since the 60’s, a world that asks you to pay for ideas and knowledge, I could go on and on and on. All human beings deserve a lot of things they don’t get, and it doesn’t mean they are not still worthy. Why do we allow a system in place that benefits only the 1% because that is empirical true and where we are in the US. You deserve the world and so does everyone else my love. We can have what we deserve when we can be loving and kind enough to wish it for all souls regardless of how we judge their worth. Unconditional love and kindness is the only way out, aiding and abetting each other as human beings in the only way forward. The idea that we should keep education only for those that can afford it is a HUGE value judgement about way more than an individual, it says more wether you mean it to or not about who deserves to know what and when, those are really scary questions when we start to make judgements instead of wanting as many people to have as much information as possible.

Jena Gibson

Jena Gibson

Student at the University of Memphis

I Am A College Student And I Think Free Tuition Is Unfair
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