Analysis Of Why College Isn T Have To Be) For Everyone By Robert Reich

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The United States has become more and more of a capitalist society, meaning that they are more focused on money. They pressure students to go to college and look down on those who decide not to and make it appear that the only way to a higher social-economic status is to get into a good school. In the story Why College Isn’t (And Shouldn’t Have to Be) For Everyone, The author, Robert Reich uses comparison to support his claim that college isn’t for everyone, he relies on perspective to convince his audience that we should provide alternative ways to get good jobs. To support his claim that college isn’t for everyone he explains that not every student’s dream is to have 4 more years of education after high school, that they would prefer to do other things. He compares this to the pressures that are put on them to go to school anyways when he states,” They feel compelled to go to college because they’ve been told over and over that a college degree is necessary.” Reich also uses the argument that even if a student does graduate, that doesn’t mean that they will make good money, as a large amount of students' post-graduation jobs didn’t pay the right sum to make a degree worth it. He compares this to a study that was released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York that stated,”46 …show more content…

One way he backs this up is by discussing the fact that we are very low on the numbers for electricians, plumbers, and other similar occupations and later goes on to say,” The emerging economy will need platoons of technicians able to install, service, and repair all the high-tech machinery filling up hospitals, offices, and factories.” and also stated that,” Yet the vocational and technical education now available to young Americans is typically underfunded and inadequate. And too often denigrated as being for

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