All of these aspects sound good for the high school level, however, they can be the polar opposites of how students are treated in college. Students not being used to freedom, for example, causes them to not be prepared for the over amount of freedom given during college. This leads kids to put off homework, not go to class, and other bad habits because they are not used to managing their time. These habits can lead to an unsuccessful college carrer, eventually leading to dropping out. A second example at the meso level is students getting caught up in partying on the weekends or even during the week.
It wasn’t until after reading this piece several times that I began encountering flaws within her reasoning. Although I agree with Bird that college is a waste of all these for some students, I also believe that Bird does not provide strong enough evidence to persuade her readers into thinking this. First off, when choosing the material to include in her essay, Bird should have used evidence that contained more certainty in order to solidify her claim. For example, “it is difficult to assess how many students are in college reluctantly. The conservative Carnegie Commission estimates
Why Students Should Not Go to College The progression from high school to college is one that requires maturity, independence, and responsibility. While there are ways to help prepare for it, such as getting a part-time job or internship, touring the campus and nearby towns, and planning long-term finances, the drastic changes in a lifestyle of dependence to one of independence that students are forced to go through can be shocking. Because college focuses on highly specialized training for jobs that will inevitably be monotonous and low-paying, and because it drains money from young adults who have little to no source of income, students should consider alternative options after high school. Colleges stress the importance of a higher level
Not only that but, colleges may not consider fairness. For example, “Would women get paid as well?” (Ryan 1) Since this question occurs it wouldn't be fair because women may not be paid the same amount of money as the males do. In addition, it wouldn’t be beneficial for colleges on some occasions. For instance, “There would be no benefit in paying mediocre athletes because it would drive some of the stars away to the pros.”(Ryan 1) Therefore, it would also not be fair because the only ones getting paid may only be the best athletes. Hence, college athletes should not get paid because there would be many
When I read the essay of Caroline Bird, "College is a Waste of Time and Money," I feel that she argues many students do not want to go to college because they do not want to be or they do not want to learn. Besides that, she interviews many people from college student, professors and administrators. First off all, she shows that nine million college students are not in school. She gives two reasons to prove it such as they attend college because they think that the school is a pleasant place and they do not to work to get parents or taxpayers to support them. For these reason, they attend college unhappily and reluctantly.
“Generation Debt” by Alethea Spiridon is an argumentative essay that outlines the harsh reality of student loans. The author examines the consequences of student loans as well the reasons higher education should not come as an expense to the individual pursuing it. In the current job market a post-secondary degree is a prerequisite for almost any profession and the sad reality is that this costly degree is not a guarantee of future wealth. The author effectively explains why treating education like a luxury good can impoverish everyone, and outlines ways student debt can burden graduates’ lives. However, she fails to examine the reasons student loans can be advantageous, and this is problematic because there are several missing benefits including manageable reimbursement options, lower interest rates, as well as student friendly terms and conditions when compared to a standard loan.
According to the Article “Diane Ravitch: Charter Schools are a Colossal Mistake. Here’s why” Diane believes charter schools are just taking money away from public schools and steering away from the real problem, which is academic performances are low where poverty and racial segregation is high. Charter schools are not reforming schools for the better. She says they go to the extreme of pushing students out of the chance to go to the charter school, because they’re afraid it will bring down there test scores. When before charters school were supposed to be working with public schools and help the weaker students get that extra help they need to do better in school.
Logical fallacies aren't the easiest to recognize if you don't understand what they are. A logical fallacy defects and weakens arguments. It creates flaws in the logic of an argument and makes it invalid. There are many different kinds of fallacies and they can be found almost anywhere someone can look. I saw this hasty generalization talking about celebrities and it seemed biased.
My experiences while serving in the military were amazing; however, I don’t feel that everyone should have to make such a sacrifice just to get a college education, which is required by most jobs if you intend on obtaining a decent salary and a stable career. Many students must take out a student loans and depend on financial aid or scholarships to help them pay for their education and that ends up haunting them financially long after they graduate and start their careers. It’s a hefty price to pay for improving yourself. I believe the government granting two years of free college to students would aid students, while they’re on this journey of self-improvement, by decreasing or eliminating the amount of debt acquired; but also, by opening doors for the students who would never be afforded the opportunity due to they’re financial circumstances. I believe that the environment created from the two years of free schooling would give each student the adequate time needed to determine what occupational field is desired, and enjoy college without the stress of financial hardship.
In the articles “Stop Scaring Students” by Devorah Lieberman and “College Is a Waste of Time and Money” by Caroline Bird, the authors debate the value of college education. This topic is vital to a college student's success because the articles may help mold their decisions. While Lieberman and Bird’s opinions may differ, they share a common interest- to educate students on their options after high school. In “Stop Scaring Students”, Devorah Lieberman argues that a college education is still a valuable investment in today’s world. First, Lieberman accuses some news agencies of “short sighted reporting”, meaning that these news outlets are only giving one side of the overall story, which intimidates potential college students.
“College in America” Caroline Bird thinks that a college education may not be the best choice for all high school students because college education does not bring about social equality, it does not benefit them financially, and it is not guaranteed that college will lead them to an elite profession. First of all, high school students are expected to bring about social equality through four rigorous years in college. However, college is an expensive way to categorize the highs and lows in society. It is pressuring to younger students to pursue a higher education that only a few could achieve, and is also difficult for them to established an identity in society. Second, a college education does not benefit the youth financially because it is