“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.
Although financial aid gives you some help but it only covers a small portion. Community college would be seen as more realistic than paying thousands on the same education. The argument that the teachers are better at a university might be true but with a huge class, making a concession would be difficult, to where as community colleges are smaller, you can form connections with your teacher and also your peers. The goal of going to college is to achieve a financially healthy lifestyle. This all lies in the employer hands.
In the essay by Michael Sandel, from his book Markets and Morals, he explains how the free market is hurting families and taking over society. Sandel's purpose is to inform the reader on how money and markets are taking over our lives, becoming more important than morality, and hurting those who have less money. The purpose is shown all throughout the essay, and even in the first line when he says "There are some things money can't buy, but these days, not many," (Sandel 40). He further shows his purpose by discussing the Era of Market Triumphalism. Sandel made himself out to be intelligent and caring.
Shiell, the author of “Campus Hate Speech on Trial,” opposes speech codes on campus and insists the importance of a university to “distinguish genuine harassment from mere offensiveness” (169). In order to achieve equality, a university must adopt “educational and economic measures” instead of imposing punishments due to the fact that educating has a better result in the long run (169). Also, universities must make sure that due process rights are under the protection, meaning that you might not be sinful although you are accused of disobeying speech regulations (169). Shiell believes that universities should come up with some policies that are concentrated on conduct rather than speech since speech is tolerable but not the action (169). Even if a university must set up rules to regulate, it should regulate speech that is a “targeted, intentional, repeated verbal abuse serving no legitimate academic purpose” (171).
Being a student because it is something you are because of your doing not by benefit of your birth Conflict theory is A theory that posits conflict and social inequality will inevitable occur because of differing interests and values between groups, particularly the competition for scarce resources such wealth and power, for example, could interpret an “elite” board of regents raising tuition to pay for esoteric new programs that raise the prestige of a local college as self-serving rather than as beneficial for students Symbolic Interactionism is the theory that society is possible because of the shared meanings and social patterns created during social interactions. For example, an individual might give a as either a friendly welcome or casual good-bye, depending on
In Atkinson, (2009) “The difference principle requires that inequalities in a society should work to the greatest benefit of the least advantage.” The goal of student loans has been to make higher education affordable particularly for those who would otherwise not be able to attend. The negative consequences of student loans is an increase in defaults, which is only making those who offer loans more reluctant to lower the cost. Another result, is minorities and women still receive fewer higher degrees among the groups studied. Most people want to pursue a higher education but are weary of the future cost associated. A continued reliance on federal loans reduces that opportunity for an open market which could potentially lower interest
The notion that education generates sufficient external benefits, either through higher levels of economic growth spillovers is examined and found lacking. Even under conditions of market failure, government failure is omnipresent and sufficiently. Through education provides positive externality and that university education needs to be subsided the government might not have enough money to pay for education which might also reduce the funds paid by the
For instance, Daniel Arndt suggests that being less likely to get employed, liberal arts graduates seem to find themselves in a difficult financial situation right after college. They cannot pay off the expensive colleges in which they studied to get a job and they cannot get a job because of the expensive college they chose. This vicious circle makes Liberal Arts Colleges seem to be too expensive for the quality of education it offers. The broad knowledge these institutions provide are only useful in terms of life, while one should have the ability to do a specific task in terms of their jobs. With the development of the Internet anyone has access to information which makes liberal arts institutions outdated.
Is college worth the huge amount the people have to pay, is it worth the debt students incur, does it prepare more than a technical, but if college was free none of this would need to be a worry. College is a growing controversy here in America due to the growing need for college graduates in the workforce, but what about those left behind. College is seen as something people in America have to pay for but now it’s a requirement for any good paying job now, so why shouldn’t it be free; this question will be answered with these topics: is it worth the cost, is a technical degree something more affordable and reliable, does social status affect what kind of college education one can receive, does high school prepare people for college, is college
Welders Equal Philosophers Consider the idea that a welder deserves the same intellectual respect as a philosopher. If you have conformed to society’s standards of what jobs require the most intellectual activity, then this idea might seem irrational and intriguing. On the other hand, people such as Mike Rose, author of The Mind at Work, would claim that this idea is true and even defends it in his book. Rose is a firm believer that the modern world has undervalued blue-collar workers. It is common for people to criticize vocational schools and advertise for four-year colleges, and that is what provoked Rose to take a stand.
Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus support this argument in their article “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?” when they criticize colleges for not focusing on the right priorities to aid undergraduate learning. If for-profit colleges were truly focused on undergraduate learning, they wouldn’t pile so much debt on them that it’s nearly impossible to get out of it. Furthermore, in a speech made by Sir Ken Robinson called “Changing Education
Meshefejian has the better argument that students should not be paid. One reason why Meshefejian has the better argument is his credibility on this topic. Al Woods wrote the weaker opposing viewpoint that students should be paid. Al Woods was a college athlete at Louisiana State University; making him a bias author. He only sees the struggles and problems to his argument.
What happens when it 's not executed well? I guess I 'm accustomed to more bullish claims from executives of for-profit colleges. I don 't recall any of them saying, "We face powerful short-term incentives to shortchange students, but if we can resist those and manage to implement our model well over the long term we might find that the incentives exist for more student learning." Perhaps I should find Rosen 's honesty refreshing, but it 's just scary that he doesn 't realize how bad his descriptions sound. To wit: "The vast majority of the players in for-profit education work very hard to avoid succumbing to these short-term temptations."
In the articled titled “The New Liberal Arts” author Sanford J. Ungar states the importance of a liberal arts education and offers his critique on the common misconceptions surrounding them. Ungar offers his viewpoints on a variety of issues surrounding liberal arts educations including, the cost of the education, the usefulness of the degree, and the advantages of a post secondary education. While many people think liberal arts degrees are not worth the cost, Ungar suggests they can end up being less expensive than other larger public universities. He even claims they may be a better investment in the long run because a liberal arts education prepares you with a wide breadth of knowledge compared to a “Career Education.” Ungar also emphasizes
Ana Lucia Urizar, author of the article titled We’re Being Punished by Crippling Student Debt presents the argument of Student debt and the importance of remedying this topic otherwise face future detrimental effects. Urizar provided statistics suck as the average amount of loans in dollars the class of 2015 had taken out. Ultimately, Urizar’s main argument is that something needs to be done about the exorbitant cost of attending college because it is impeding graduates’ careers, standard of living and ability to fully engage the economy. This argument does well providing strong statistics found through credible sources such as The Wall Street Journal, however, the article failed to provide a counter-argument or different viewpoint regarding