For many students, their first two years at college are spent taking required classes outside of their major. Since many students are stuck in classes that they will never remember or need material from, this is an extreme waste of money. In the opinion article “General Education Requirements are a Waste of Money, Hurt the Economy,” Jay Cranford, a finance major at Louisiana State University, discusses his how these general education courses are adding to students’ debt. He argues, “LSU students pay around $291 per credit hour in tuition and fees per year, which means over my college career, I unnecessarily paid about $6,111 …This generation of students — making the bold assumption they all graduate — will pay around $34.3 million in general education classes” (Cranford). At LSU, Cranford wasted over $6,000 in information that was irrelevant to his career path.
"Some Lessons From the Assembly Line" review In the article "Some Lessons From the Assembly Line" by Andrew Braaksma (2005). Braaksma is trying to reach the audience of college students and blue-collar workers. With his personal experience he shows how his friends who attend college and haven 't worked long hours don 't understand why he is happy to be back at school, they don 't understand what it is like to work long hard hours all day long and not be paid accordingly. "There are few things as cocksure as a college student who has never been out in the real world, and people my age always seem to overestimate the value of their time and knowledge. After a particularly exhausting string of 12-hour days at a plastics factory, I remember being shocked at how small my check seemed" Braaksma (2005).
The cost of college tuition is an enormous problem now days. For a long time, the subject never got brought up and today things are changing. Students study hard and try their best to get that college acceptance letter from their dream college. Students all around the world are struggling with college debt and trying their hardest to receive those so-called ‘perfect’ grades. However, college tuition is not very affordable and is increasing every year.
Firstly, college as well all know is quite expensive and is continuously increasing in price. Tuition fees have basically tripled in the past 20 years.Many parents do not earn enough money on an annual basis to pay for their children’s higher education; therefore they start saving from when they get married in order to be able to cope with the payments. Many teenagers try to help with the fees by achieving high grades during high school in order to attain a scholarship. Unfortunately not many teenagers are capable of getting a scholarship, as you need to maintain a minimum of a 90 percent
Due to the lack of necessary preparation for the college environment and professors, Connie Matthiessen states that nearly 60 percent of first year college students have to take remedial courses ("Why are so many college students returning home?"). It is clear that many students attending college are extremely unprepared for the
” Also, most of those students want to achieve better lives so they attend the higher education. In such situation, many intelligent and hardworking students miss out on studying in a reputed university due to lack of funds. Most college students have to rely on their part-time and are full-time jobs to pay for the educations, and also to be able to pay for all necessary books and classes that they are required to take. However, these jobs take time away from the student’s study time. If free college tuition are given, students would have more time to educate themselves instead of being tired from time consuming jobs.
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 ).
He said “The amount of athletics spending per athlete at universities in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Football Bowl Subdivision grew by about fifty percent between 2005 and 2010, compared to a thirty-eight percent increase in in-state student tuition at public four-year universities” (Kiley). If most of our tuition is paying for sports activities and supplies and they stopped taking it out of student’s tuition, their tuition would be significantly lower than it was before and more people would be on the side that colleges should be
Studies show, “Among those not attending their first choice college, sixty-two percent said they could not afford to attend it and twenty-five said their first choice school didn’t not provide them with any financial aid” (Lucie Lapovsky). Clearly, many people, do not receive the education they have earned because of their monetary situations, and that is not fair. Furthermore, if the school is not assisting them financially, they are not encouraging young adolescents to continue their learning journey and if anything, they are discouraging them saying if they do not have money, they do not deserve the education. That student could be brilliant and hard working, but cannot afford the tuition for the level of education they deserve. That student could be a doctor and find the cure or a
This goes to show that people who go to college earn more money then people who do not. In 2016, the average income for people 25 years old and older with a high school diploma was $35,615, while the income for those with a bachelor's degree was $65,482, and $92,525 for those with advanced degrees(Is a college). This difference is a significant difference and it is also a motivation for so people to go to college. The lifetime income of families headed by individuals with a bachelor's degree will be about $1.6 million more than the incomes of families headed by those with a high-school diploma, according to the Postsecondary Education Opportunity Research Letter(Hansen). This states that people who have a bachelor's degree make on average, more money than people who do not have the degree.
She said, “I wanted to make a living and move out of your grandparents’ house.” She was much more focused on starting her career than going to college. When she graduated high school it wasn’t as hard as it is now to find a job without a college degree. It took her 3 and a half years to earn her Associate’s Degree at Joliet Junior College because she went part time when she was 33 years old. Since she didn’t go to college right out of highschool she had to mature and have
In the last five years alone, tuition and fees across public and private colleges have increased by an average of thirteen percent for public schools and eleven percent for private. Even the costs of attending a two-year college has risen by an average of fourteen percent. When you include the costs of room and board, the price for a college education has still risen by an average of ten percent within both the public and private university sectors (“Tuition and Fees”). Of course, while many manage to attend and complete a college education, most of these graduates are still ill-prepared for the ever-changing workforce ahead of
A senior in college sports has no pay rate, and a rookie in professional sports can earn a multi-million dollar contract. The difference can be a one-year gap. College athletes are not allowed to be paid, but receive a scholarship instead. Many college athletes do not put the scholarships to good use, they often end up with low paying jobs after school, and colleges have lots of money to fund pay for athletes. If there is absolutely no way a college athlete can be paid, there are different solutions such as colleges helping students to focus on education more than playing sports.
In college departments are required to have a certain amount of students enrolled in one of the departments courses. If a academic department in the school cannot reach a certain amount of students over a certain time the department will have to close. Arts and humanities classes are on the decline due to the number of job opportunities available. However, arts and humanities courses are important to help develop an understanding for literature and art. Many college students are not a fan of taking arts and humanities courses because the courses do not correspond with their major.
Reich supports this claim that not everyone can succeed in a four-year liberal arts college by bringing up three key problems: financial instability, lack of employment, and eventual obsolete education due to four-year liberal arts degrees.. Reich believes the main cause these issues are experienced by students are because of lack of awareness of gateways and the fact that very few gateways are opened to students. Reich argues that another gateway for success that won’t cause financial instability is to pursue technician jobs. In order to achieve mastery over technical knowledge only two years of study at a community college is required which can lead to a preference for students versus a four-year liberal arts college because of extremely low cost and time. Reich also believes that since technology is constantly changing specific knowledge from a four-year liberal arts college may become obsolete. The author also mentions how Germany is keeping up with the constantly changing technical education which has helped the German economy maintain their position of high leveled manufacturing and applied technology.