Across the nation the college dream is being hinder. As college tuition continues to rise the idea of college is becoming less tangible for many students. Parents and students across the nation are having trouble affording the fees associated with college. The number of parents and students with these financial troubles is growing as tuition increases.
Kim Clark reported in an online article, “College Tuition Prices Continue to Rise”, that in 2006 alone the price of college increased six percent. This increase is more rapid then than inflation of financial aid causing college to become more and more expensive. This increase is hurting the chances of children from low income families to attend college. Another shocking figure reported by the U.S. Department of Education website, is that the federal government has a 69.9 billion dollar budget for education. This number may appear large but to put that number in perspective, another source states that “To date, Pentagon spending in Iraq has reached $620 billion, compared with $190 billion in Afghanistan”( Wolf).
If only a fraction of this money was put in to federal financial aid system the impact would be tremendous. It is time for the U.S. government to invest more money in to the education system of America and provide everyone an opportunity to attend college. A child’s college dream should not be determined by money. Everyone should be granted the opportunity to peruse a high education. It is time for the U.S. government to focus on the education of the children of America and better aid struggling families who cannot afford high tuition.
Write congressmen informing them the need for more funding for education by the U.S government.