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Summary: This negative brief is in response to the case FREE AT LAST: THE CASE FOR FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, a case that challenges the America's College Promise Act.
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This negative brief is in response to the case FREE AT LAST: THE CASE FOR FREE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, a case that address the rising cost of college education and its corresponding burden of debt on the current generation of young people. The affirmative’s solution is a model of a Tennessee law: The America’s College Promise Act (ACPA).
This brief argues that there is no need for the plan and that the Tennessee experiment was not that successful, suggesting a federal plan won’t be either. First, there is no college affordability crisis. The debt burden crisis is overblown and in any case, community colleges throughout America are already affordable to everyone today without any debt threat. Since everyone who wants to and reasonably could succeed in college is already attending, the additional students attracted by “free” tuition will not add to the college completion statistics but only to the college dropout numbers. And the massive influx of potential new students will only dilute the quality of our nation’s colleges and create a funding crisis.
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Katherine Baker studied team-policy debate for five years before graduating, enjoying much success and qualifying for NITOC in various events. She loves working on debate and sharing her knowledge with others, most grateful for the life lessons speech and debate has taught her.