So what did you come up with your research for the subject of universally free education?
Now plan an answer to:
Education is not luxury, but a basic human right and as such should be free for everyone irrespective of personal wealth. Do you agree or disagree?
Don’t forget the second part of the prompt: ‘irrespective of personal wealth‘. So think about who should pay for it and why? And of course who shouldn’t pay for it and why?
Here is key vocabulary you can use:
‘a universal right‘
‘be made accessible to all‘
‘a policy of free education in all levels‘
‘great advantages to the state in the long-term‘
‘improve the economic condition of a nation’
‘on the personal/ state level’
‘amplify its human resource pool‘
‘provide a bank of qualified and skilled workers‘
‘distribute the wealth around the nation‘
‘can empower the marginalized and uncared for’
‘those who have to pay can end up in great debt‘
‘to democratize education by providing for all’
‘education is the most potent tool in transforming a nation’
An example of countries where you pay for education – the U.S.
Examples of countries where education is free – Germany, Finland, Norway, Denmark
An example of a country transformed by education – Singapore