In our modern day and age
In our modern day and age, education, mainly academic education, is commonly believed as the number one factor that can severely affect our lives in the future. Parents are constantly forcing their children to study hard so that they can have what they think is a better future later on. From small things such as our living choices, to more bigger things such as our job offers, our entire future in general is dependent on our level of academic education in one way or another. It is no wonder that education comes with such a hefty price. However, should this really be the case? Should we really put a price on education?
It is said that a good education allows one to be successful in life. However, not everyone is able to afford to pay for their school fees due to income issues, leading to them unable to attend school and receive quality education. With the high requirements of many well-paid jobs such as having a certain degree in an aspect of education, this means that this group of children with only the education they receive will be from their parents, might not be sufficient for him or her to apply for what is known as a ‘proper job’, and are unable to receive a good and stable salary, therefore forming another generation of living with income issues. As this goes on generation by generation, the cycle of poverty forms and these families will not be able to get out of this cruel cycle easily. With free education, anyone and everyone will be able to receive good education and there will be a fair chance of receiving a stable and well-paid job, which helps these poor families break out of their poverty cycle.
However, having free education has its negative