Elizabeth Kenefick explains that “low-income students must increasingly rely on work (and loans) to meet the high costs of college . . . the jobs they take are not in their field of study, which can impair the potential for career exploration and improved employment outcomes in the future” (1). Work-study programs do not always align with a student’s career goals, but it teaches the student responsibility of simultaneously maintaining a job and an education.
In recent discussions of unemployment, a controversial issue has been whether a college education is worth the oppressive debt that colleges thrust upon their students. From this perspective, obtaining a preeminent education is not valued above the threat of student loans that constantly loom over the possessor. On the other hand, however, others argue that a college education constructs the building blocks for undergraduates to pursue more than just a job or career. In the words of one of this view’s main proponents, “Post secondary education should help students to discover what they love to do, to get better at it, and to develop that ability to continue learning so that they become agents of change- not victims of it,” (Roth). According to this view, secondary education develops a student’s ability to rise above change and are not lost to its enormous list of victims.
Someone’s social class doesn’t define how successful they are but those with a further education most likely will have a higher income and live a better lifestyle. Besides the major differences with the standard type of education one receives, they make a career out of it of people in the different social classes. That shows who will go to college based on if they can afford it with out without having other priorities in
On the flip side college can be expensive and there is people who cannot afford it. However what does it really mean to get educated or be educated? Education can always be tied back to school, teachers, and tests, but does that really mean you are educated. In today 's society you are looked down upon if you do not go to college, or considered less intelligent. For example the article “You’ve got to find what you love,” by Steve Jobs.
A student might have to drop out and get a job to provide for younger siblings or a parent. This would be an understandable reason to not continue college, but is very specific to certain people or families. Another personal case of why an individual would drop out is college is it is just not the right fit for their life. College does teach valuable life skills and provides an advanced education for those who need it, yet some professions do not require a degree. If a student is not getting valuable instruction for what they want to do, it would be the smart thing to back out and peruse an apprenticeship for example.
Although money doesn’t buy happiness, it sure does help with bills, debts, and other stuff, but if you really want to go to college and you need your bachelor’s or associates degree to use for the real world then do it. Pay the money you need to so you can do what you really want to do but if you really love what you do or are going to do then you wouldn’t be working a day in your life.
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.
College teaching a lot knowledge, but is not useful in the real world. The bachelor's degree requirement reduces the opportunity to the real talent who does not go to college. We should get the job we want, no matter college or not. Job experience and skill are more important than the paper evidences that you have a bachelor’s degree. If you are one of the high school graduate student, you have know what you want to be in the future and pick the right path.
Trade school cannot provide the same transformative experience as college can. Plus if you do not invest in the prestige of a college diploma you may still be able to achieve your dream job with the education that a trade school gives you. But you will never be able to live up to your full potential in that field, because there will always be a more fulfilling, higher paying position offered to someone who has proof of their commitment, knowledge, and resolve that it takes to receive a college
Reducing College Tuition College can either be a rude awakening for some students or it can be an opportunity for higher learning, but the goal is the same: to obtain a higher education and become successful. The purpose of college is to open people’s minds to new thoughts and ideas. Higher education offers knowledge and wisdom, but most of all, it offers experience, which is what people look for and desire when they think about attending college. Unfortunately, there is just one barrier keeping people from obtaining higher education, and that barrier is the price tag of college tuition. The cost of tuition is an incredible problem in today’s education system throughout the United States because it hinders the people who want to go college but cannot afford to do so.
Delbanco explains how students have changed their reasons for attending a college when he states, “...yet on the assumption that immersing themselves in learning for the sheer joy of it, with the aim of deepening their understanding of culture, nature, and, ultimately, themselves, is a vain indulgence” (222). Secondary education has become too expensive for learning to be an indulgence. Students only go to college to get a degree in order to gain a high paying career. Davidson explains how dire the situation with low paying job is by saying how the process should work, “Only through productivity growth can the average quality of human life improve” (339). Unfortunately, the productivity growth only leaves a bigger pay gap.
Although my grades may not add up to those of majority race applicants the strides that I personal have made despite the multiple obstacles in my life show that I do means to attend a higher respect institution. Minorities have gone through a different path to gain higher education. Affirmative Action isn’t an easy ride for minorities to get a job or a degree, it’s meant to open doors to give these marginalized groups that have shown the earning need to grow the actual opportunity to do
Despite the fact that college may seem to set up your future, I differ with this because you will pay lots of money and will not have real world experience. To begin with, being in the work force can give you more experience than being in the classroom. The main point is that skill is what is needed rather that a fancy degree. Tony Brummel said ”Who could read books and earn their diplomas but cannot apply what they learned to building a successful enterprise.” He is saying this from experience of not going to college
Along with the hopes of being a physical therapist, I am also taking college classes for financial reasons. Even though a college education does require money, I am more likely to earn a higher salary job with an education than without one. I want to be able to support myself and a possible family in the
The goals are that I must go to college, learn as much as I can, and do what I love to do for the rest of my life. In my mind, the difference between a job and a career is if I went to college. The outcome of going to college will bring me that much closer to obtaining a career. So yes, college is expensive. However, by working hard, being persistent, and striving for success, the cost will only be a miniscule problem because of the outcome.