If someone wants college to be payed for then they should serve four years in the military

March 2, 2016, 3:56 am

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The debate "If someone wants college to be payed for then they should serve four years in the military" was started by ototoxic on March 2, 2016, 3:56 am. 5 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 8 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

ototoxic posted 5 arguments to the agreers part.
PoliticsAsUsual posted 1 argument, RyanWakefield posted 1 argument, historybuff posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

ototoxic, xaveragexjoesx, ProudAmerican888 and 2 visitors agree.
ReadyToBegin, PoliticsAsUsual, PsychDave, RyanWakefield and 4 visitors disagree.

ototoxic
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Like I said, the price of college is too high. I don't want people to be in debt, and I don't want college to be expensive enough to cause huge debt; but I don't think it should be absolutely free. My mom is a nurse and she won't be done paying her student loans until she's in her sixties, so I know what the debt can be like.

3 years, 2 months ago

your reasoning for why college shouldn't be paid for doesn't really make sense. if education is important for success than why wouldn't you continue to support education. why is college where you draw the line? having to take out huge debts doesn't teach your anything. it would still be just as hard to get in. you would still need good grades. it would probably increase competition because poor people who can't afford college can now go. I don't see how amassing debt teaches a good lesson. and even if it does I don't think that lesson is worth mortgaging their future.

3 years, 2 months ago
ototoxic
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I'm talking about college, sorry I wasn't more specific. High School and lower are just for students to get their feet off the ground even though they aren't taught what they actually need. College is their chance to show that they are serious about their life and can handle themselves. That doesn't mean they can't have assistance. Kids nowadays get things handed to them, they don't know how to work or take responsibility. College is their chance to show that they can work and get themselves through life, and they'll be rewarded for it.

3 years, 2 months ago

so you think people should have to pay for primary school and highschool? because it is the same concept. if education is something that should be provided then why is highschool the cut off? post secondary education is becoming more and more required all the time. without it you will likely end up flipping burgers the rest of your life. why is education that it is very difficult to work without, not something that the government should ensure all people have access to?

3 years, 2 months ago

military is unnecessary

3 years, 2 months ago

Also, those four years of service will give you benefits for the rest of your life.

3 years, 2 months ago
ototoxic
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It's not giving up years of your life for no reason. It's an experience, it trains you in different areas and teaches discipline which is something a lot of young people lack now. I don't think education should be free, I think people should earn their education. I fo think it should be a cheaper because paying for it ruins peoples lives but it shouldn't be free.

3 years, 2 months ago

except that education should be free for everyone. you shouldn't have to give up four years of your life just so you can start being trained for what you are going to do in life.

3 years, 2 months ago
ototoxic
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You can join and not be a soldier. You can join and never see a battlefield or leave the US. You can take the simply jobs like mopping or desk work, or you could work in the sciences and help advancement. It only takes four years.

3 years, 2 months ago

Not the army but any other department will be fine

3 years, 2 months ago

having an educated population is a benefit to society and the economy. having a large military as far as soldiers go isn't even a big deal in this day and age, it's all about technological superiority, and more college education will mean our technology will advance faster as well.

3 years, 2 months ago
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