In the ongoing debate about higher education, many argue that it is indeed a privilege, not a right. This perspective asserts that college or university education is not something everyone is entitled to, but rather a special opportunity available to those who have the means and ability. Critics say this perspective widens the gap between the rich and the poor, making education a luxury rather than a tool for personal and societal growth. However, others feel that its privileged status pushes students to work harder for it, thus valuing it more. It seems the question isn't just about accessibility, but also about how we value education in our society.