5个国家health spending的数据private 和public spending 描述和对比。
Some people belive everyone has the right to get university education，to what extent do you agree government should make it free to all people no matter of their financial background?（有些人认为每个人都有权利上大学。你同意吗?大学教育是否应该向所有人开放，不管他们的经济背景如何?）
2. controversial 有争议的
3. as long as 只要
4. willing 意愿
5.imposes tax 征税
6. allocate 分配
8.specialized knowledge 专业知识
9. sustainable development 可持续发展
10. ensure 确保
11. in reality= in fact 实际上
12. affluent 富裕的
13.tertiary education= university education= higher education 高等教育
14.on top of = besides除了
16.skilled workers 技术工人
18.in terms of 在…方面
19.academic knowledge 学术知识
21.be employed 就业
23.life learning skills 终生学习的能力
24.theoretical subject 理论课
25. Accordingly 因此
26.carry responsibility 承担责任
28.of great significance= significant 重大的
32.tuition fee 学费
There has always been a consensus opinion about who should pay for elementary or secondary education, but a controversial discuss has arisen about the responsibility of payment for higher education.
It is true that everyone has the right to get education including higher one as long as he or she has the willing and ability to reach. Providing education to the general public is the responsibility of any government that imposes tax and allocates part of it into such fundamental social sector as education. Universities equip students with specialized knowledge and skills which make capable labors for the society and ensure sustainable development of the society. However, in reality, totally depending on the government for university tuition fee is not a wise, pragmatic way of improving the educational level of a country.
In fact very few countries including many affluent developed ones are not able to offer free tertiary education to everyone on top of compulsory fundamental education. Meanwhile, no society requires every labor to be a professional, instead, a bigger proportion of skilled workers are needed in modern days. From another perspective to see this issue, students actually gain a lot from university not only in terms of academic knowledge which empower them to be employed and be independent economically，but also by gaining a clear perspective of life and life learning skills through theoretical subject study. Accordingly, students should also carry some financial responsibility.
In my opinion, the issue of university tuition fee is not only a personal matter, but also of great significance to the society as a whole. Both the government and students should take responsibility for the cost because they both benefit a lot. A practical suggestion can be that the government fund university education by offering interest-free loan to those poor but outstanding students.