In the article Benefits of Earning a College Degree written by EducationCorner they state “Because college gives you a broad range of skills, many college graduates end up in fields that are not what they studied in school. College can open up unexpected opportunities that aren't always there for those who haven't engaged in a higher level of education.”Even if what you studied in college is not what you pursue in life you are still going to have a better time finding a job
Finally I know the idea of free tuition for community college sounds magical for students and trust me I speak from personal experience. Just to think about not feeling stressed over failing a class that I don’t get right away is great. It is hard for a student to say no to free tuition, but I believe the student should look into what the cost will be in the future and not the present. The have-nots already can get free college, so why pay for the one who can and go into more debt? We will go into large debt and become in more trouble than we already
Maddie Berlemann Mrs. Mercer Honors Freshman lit. March 2, 2017 Tuition Free College Even though opponents say that free college would not be an option because faculty would push for more pay, tuition free college is good for reasons such as making cities more successful, students would not be crushed by debt, students would value higher education and it would benefit the poor. According to Lawrence S. Wittner, “Free public higher education provides educational opportunities for all.” Including the low income families and students. As prices of schools rise lower income families have harder times paying for it not to mention the “thousands of dollars in room, board, books, and other living expenses” as Lawrence S. Wittner explains.
Having free tuition for college means that more people who cannot afford it now, would end up going. This is a good thing in terms that more people are getting a good education and continuing their educational careers to hopefully obtain good job, but it also decrease the value of a college education. If more people are able to earn degrees, it devalues them. Finding jobs even with their qualifications would be difficult (Should college be free?). This idea would also apply to the students, mainly student-athletes, that work for multiple years to try to perfect their skill and obtain full or half scholarship.
Concrete detail- “going to college will also prepare you for life it self, it will make you wiser and smarter in your decisions”. ( Survey of General Public ). college is not easy, infact its pretty tough you have to be responsible and work hard for what you want to get and that prepares you towards other situations in life that you will later on face. with a degree you have greater chances of getting a good job. (Survey of General Public ) If there is a good job opportunity that you absolutely want and you know you'll have a good chance at it because of the years of experience you had but youre going up against someone that has a degree but zero experience then that person has an good chance of getting it then you
A college degree is a sought after goal for many Americans today; however, college has taken on a stigma that is created by the upper class students. College is seen as the best time of one’s life without the worry of educational outcome and a place to experiment with sexual relations and drugs. The upper class has created the illusion that college is easy and does not need to be the main focus. Many upper class students are not aiming at a college degree for the same reason as the other students. Students who come from less privileged backgrounds often are in college looking for upward mobility when they are go into college.
Then, a liberal arts degree doesn’t fuel the economy as much as the science, technology, engineering, and math majors (STEM). There are advantages to this though, someone who gets a liberal arts degree might be better at certain things such as comprehension, problem solving, and critical thinking. Many of those skills are wanted by employers when they are looking to hire a college graduate. On the other hand, Murray believes pursuing a liberal arts degree is a waste of time. Murray, claims are mostly valid because on average it takes longer for a liberal arts graduate to find a job, and they start off making less than the average professional career.
Being in high school is time consuming. With some high schools adding community service as a requirement to graduate, it puts on more time for students. Yes, community service is good on college applications and it helps the environment and what not, but it should be optional. High school has enough requirements which includes certain classes that a student must take. Volunteering should not be mandatory because students already have enough responsibilities; they might have jobs, the need to be social and healthy, and if it’s supposed to be voluntary then it shouldn’t be forced.
Although the amount of people that are for a college learning experience is a slightly larger amount than the people that think otherwise, some people believe that getting a job out of high school without going to college will provide sufficient experience. The main purpose of a college education is to teach work-related skills and knowledge, while 39% say it is to help a student grow personally and intellectually (Pew Social & Demographic Trends). Views on college are usually very split, as seen with the study. Some people think that college doesn't help you while other studies show that a set amount of people believe it is a benefit and it is an experience that is needed and everyone should go through. 61% of United States citizens say a good work ethic is extremely important and 57% say the same about knowing how to get along with people.