There are numerous community colleges across the nation, and several undergraduates attend community colleges every year. With an enormous amount of undergraduates attending community colleges, society as a whole should want the colleges to be in the best conditions to educate our future members of society. However, most community colleges are failing to provide the best conditions possible for their students. Community colleges are failing to properly educate their students, and because education is a valuable aspect of the American society, community colleges should be refined to produce knowledgeable citizens of the United States of America. Community colleges require some students to take remedial classes due to low standardized test
In the heated discussion of college education, one controversial issue has been if the Pell Grant program for inmates would be beneficial as a whole. On the one hand, many in congress argues that a college degree will reduce the recidivism of inmates. On the other hand, some college students contend that it will reduce the amount of aid they get from Pell Grant. My own view is that there should be very strict criteria and that only a small percentage per year be given this great opportunity to receive a college education. Every semester, there are an abundant number of students who apply for Pell Grant to assist them with the costs of college.
Most parents find it hard to pay for college. College is not worth the cost considering there are jobs for people that do not go to college, Time could be used at a job, and Students end up in major debt. Instead of students going to college, they could go straight into the workforce. Going to college helps obtain you better jobs. The effort students put into receiving a degree is not the same as ten years ago ( Shierholz ).
Some students think that a four-year college degree is worth the expensive cost of tuition, but others feel it is not. Earning a bachelor’s degree is a great accomplishment, but going to a community college and beginning work sooner could be better financially in the long run. If a student graduates from high school but doesn’t go to college, they can start working at places like Austal, Ingalls or
It have been argued that colleges should not use a simple four-hour test determine someone’s intelligence or future success in college over his/her high school curriculum. Many citizens along with colleges and universities across the United States has taken their sides in this debate. Antagonists of the SAT have been resilient in their stance that SAT scores should not weigh more than high school GPA, in college admission. In contradiction, SAT supporters argue that the SAT is historically the prediction of academic success. The SAT is a disadvantage to students because only the test administrators and colleges benefit from SAT scores.
Even after choosing a program students wonder if they have selected the right program for themselves. Many students fail to research college programs before making career plans. Choosing a degree program that builds on your strengths is a very important factor in a successful college completion. We all can identify that most people are more productive capitalizing on their strengths. It is important that students asses their skills, interests, abilities and needs before making a program choice.
Equality of opportunity evades low-income first-generation college students. Often times, they lag behind their peers in college. Disparities in graduation rates, GPA, and internships prevent them from reaching their maximum potential. Equality of Opportunity is a political theory, which calls for a level playing field, regardless of one’s position in society. Given the lack of easily accessible resources for low-income first-generation college students, a change must occur to ensure these students succeed.
Unknown to most, the type of schooling can have a major impact on being admitted into college. For example, homeschooled students are forced to take more standardized tests to prove what they learned because colleges doubt homeschooling (“End Discrimination in College Admissions”). However, statistics show that homeschooling has no effect or may even be better than public schooling (“End Discrimination in College Admissions”). Colleges’ beliefs on homeschooling are misguided because they have no idea what mom or dad taught. Likewise, colleges have no way of telling what public and private schools teach.
Our parent's dream that we will become a Teacher, Doctor or maybe a Lawyer, whatever it is, to do those things require higher education. Making good grades, and dedication to your goals, and be your best academically. There are great advantages of doing well in school and I will explain them in this e-book. However, lack of education tends to have many different effect's on people. Most never reach their full potential, not to mention, lower educated workers get paid a lot less that skilled workers, with lack of education, does a number of things to alter ones working career, not in all cases, but for example, A warehouse worker, maintenance, fast food, landscaping just to name a few, are jobs that don't require higher education, and is accessible to them for employment.
In the essay, “Helping First Year Students Help Themselves”, by Christine Whelan she explains how many college students today need extra help in order to feel like they can succeed in college. She goes on to explain that many of her first year students in college often felt like they had been, “baited and switched.” What she meant by this is that many of the students she teaches feel like they had been lied to by their parents or high school teachers and that they expected college to be easier than it really was. Whelan also felt that many of the college students were not taught earlier in life how to deal with difficult times or issues that occur in life. To help her students combat the difficulties of life Whelan feels that teachers, and staff of schools should help their students by giving them, “empowering exercises” such as them tracking how much money they spend on food and how much time they waste by watching television instead of doing their work. Whelan believes by giving out assignments such as these will teach her students how to get on with life and not be caught in a cycle of relying on others to push them to succeed.