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Free The Education

Donald Louch, Digital Producer, Canada

February 12, 2015

Free education in BC is good because it helps the economy, students wouldn’t have to take out loans and it’s a basic human right.

With free education, it would create more jobs in the education field, construction industry, and any job out there. We can get people off the streets and into the working force. Furthermore, “[an] educated citizen is a more productive citizen, therefore, able to pay more taxes” (, 2015).

With tuition cost being so high, students generally take student loans and in which takes some people their whole working career to pay off (, 2015). With loans, students receive tons of stress which, “… [leads] to students dropping out. … The pressure does not end when an individual graduates, since (they) must then begin to pay off the debts accrued while in university” (, 2015). Additionally, causing students to decline in grades, due to worrying about how they are going to pay off the loan.

With free education, it would give us what we deserve because it’s a basic human right. Currently, education is just for the people who can afford it. These people can at times be the ones that don’t really need it. Whereas, there are a number of poor people who would excel in higher education that could lead our world or be great CEOs (, 2015). Due to the increase of tuition expenses these people struggle to get the education. As human right number 26 states,

Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary (level). … Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit (, 2015).

With that, education is not that accessible nor is it generally available.

Education should be free. If this were to happen, we would have a stronger economy, students wouldn’t have to stress about loans that are due and furthermore, education is a human right.

References,. (2015). Should education be free?. Retrieved 9 February 2015, from,. (2015). This House believes university education should be free. Retrieved 9 February 2015, from,. (2015). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Retrieved 11 February 2015, from