The debate surrounding free education is long and argued to be a mixed success. Some believe it has helped students focus on their studies, graduate on time and then enter the workforce. Others argue it is better for the economy, as people with higher levels of educational attainment are more likely to find jobs. Whatever you believe, it is essential that all children have the same opportunity to learn. This article will examine some of the reasons why free education is a good idea and what its disadvantages are.
First, free education is good for the economy. It will reduce the wealth gap in society. The rich won’t use it to get rich. The gap between the rich and poor will be narrowed, which will help national development. This argument can’t be made enough. The benefits of free education are too great to be ignored. In order to achieve this goal, we must create a public policy that prioritizes the needs of all children, regardless of background.
The quality of public education
Second, free education provides children with a solid start in life. The quality of public education is at an all-time low. Urban poor often attend private schools. In some urban areas, as many as two-thirds of the population enroll in private schools. These schools are usually very affordable – only US $2 per month. Third, it helps to increase access to higher education. Gross enrolment ratio (GER) has grown from a 0.7% rate in 1950/51 to 1.4% in 1960/61 and 11% in 2007/8.