Here is the original odyssey online article, I Am A College Student And I Think Free Tuition Is Unfair
...Let's take a minute to applaud our collegiate writer here for how hard of a worker she is, because that’s exactly what she intended for; She wants an applause for working a part-time job while she attends classes at Fordham.
Compensation for underprivileged, less fortunate kids is unfair?
Is it unfair to them that you're more fortunate?
Is it unfair that you chose to attend Fordham in the first place, fully-knowing what tuition would cost you?
You write to students seeking free tuition, “The world isn’t going to coddle you much longer, so start acting like an adult.” The irony is that no one gives a shit about your part-time job or what you think is unfair, act like an adult.
If you can’t dish out some change to a young student hoping to get a college education and one day be a functioning member of society, take off your oversized sunglasses and take a gander at reality - if those dollars of yours weren’t taxed and spent on some college student’s degree, they’d probably be spent on some overpriced Starbucks latte.
And before anyone tries to entertain themselves with some intolerant poppycock about party affiliation, just know:
You should own guns,
Stem-cell research is a great thing,
Enemies of the state should be waterboarded,
Transgenders should use whichever bathroom they identify with.
Needless to say, as hard as you may think you’re working, don’t stereotype lower-class families and imply they’re not working hard - that’s a real douche move. The only reason you could get those loans - you so humbly cite - to begin with, is because of your parents, their credit history, and their willingness to co-sign; all luxuries in which not every young adult has access to. I can assure you, it’s much harder for Joey Bag O’ Donuts from the projects of Detroit to go take out student loans than it is for the patron found in aisle six at your local Whole Foods.