The cost of college has spiked in the last 30 years. And the price tag isn’t dropping anytime soon, due to increased demand, more available financial aid, and lack of state funding. One answer is tuition-free college paid for by the government. But “free” college really isn’t free. That money has to come from somewhere. Is free college really as good as it sounds?
Elevate the discussion with a Make & Share. Research a college you'd like to go to and create an infographic or presentation that outlines the costs: tuition, room and board, text books, and other associated fees. If you're up to it, also include information about financial aid and scholarships that might make that college more accessible to people.
Do you need help getting started? Use these sentence frames to begin your response.
Be a good ambassador for your school and community.
Welcome perspectives different from your own.
Be positive and assume positive intent by others.
Respond thoughtfully using evidence and cite your sources.
Use respectful language at all times.