Taxes, a just financing mode
Tuition fees are a regressive form of financing, that is to say, the amount payable is the same for everyone, regardless of their income. Thus, whether a student – or their parents – earns $10,000 or $60,000 per year, the bill remains essentially the same.
Unlike tuition fees, the income tax is a progressive way of funding, through which each contributes according to their means. Indeed, the income tax depends on the actual revenue of individuals, their ability to pay.
Choosing to collectively foot the bill via taxation is a social contribution to an educated society, at the height of its resources.
It’s a fundamental right.
Above all, free education is necessary in respect to the right to education. Everyone should have access to higher education, regardless of their social origin.