With college you don't just study for a career, you study for something that you would like to do for your life. You don't have to know right away, but don't miss out on the value that college can bring you. In the article "Actually, College Is Very Much Worth It" by Andrew J. Rotherham, the author states,"College graduates are also more likely to be in jobs with better benefits, further widening the divide" (Rotherham 80). Having a better job and a better salary is good in many ways as to being able to pay for more like a car, house, and maybe kids. Money is a struggle for a lot of people and if you go to college you get an advantage to getting more money.
Caroline Bird’s argument against postsecondary education is incorrect, specifically her beliefs that students are exposed to too many options and graduates only want jobs that save people. First, Caroline Bird shares her belief that “a college experience that piles option on option …merely adds to the contemporary nightmare.” Although too many options can be overwhelming sometimes, it is a good thing to have several options for people to choose from. For instance, as a student, I have been exposed to many options: what classes I should take, what major I should major in, what professors I should take, etc. Options are a good thing because I do not have to be pressured into majoring in something I do not want to or taking classes that are not right for me. As a matter of fact, author Virginia N. Gordon found statistical evidence that about 75 percent of students change their major at least once before graduation (Freedman).
Paying for college isn 't a simple process, but with the right resources, you can support your education in the best possible way. Let’s take a moment to figure out what options you have. As you prepare to go off to college, it’s very important to remember that the prices you might see listed for colleges is not the price you will have to pay. Most students will see these sticker prices and won’t even try applying for them. Do not make this mistake because sometimes the colleges with the highest sticker prices offer the lowest net prices to students who don’t have a lot of money (aka you).
1 Many kids graduate school wondering what college they want to go to and if they want to spend so much money on it. Though some people think that college isn’t worth it I’d like to respectfully disagree. I think that college is worth it. The evidence I have behind my reasoning is that people with a diploma that are not going to college won’t be able to experience amazing social gatherings than people with a degree, and people with a diploma make less money than people with a degree. 2 First, people with a diploma that are not going to college won’t be able to experience amazing social gatherings than people with a college degree.
Many people think that it is just an extra burden on them by paying high college feeses. If you are willing to secure a good degree then it is obvious that you have to join a good college with a better reputation but at this point, many people fail to take admission in good colleges due to the hurdle of money. Many people think about going to college as pretty normal and plan for it without much of a second thought. A good College gives you a surety of a better future. The college cost varies according to the courses so one should keep in mind that what course is he willing to do?
Under matching is essentially students who have great academic proficiency and are capable of attending rigorous universities but choose not because of financial problems (Butler). Although it might seem as if the proposal would be adding more fuel to the fire by indirectly promoting to attend a community college it is irrelevant and doesn’t change anything. Going to a community college doesn’t mean they are denied the right to go to a challenging university. They still have the opportunity to attend later on in the
The No Child Left Behind law was created for this reason, because no parent want to see their child fail, and think that they can’t receive a good education. In the United States, it is believed that if you get good grades you will get into a good college and obtain a degree and a high paying job. Education is the great equalizer among students to achieve upward mobility many think. But is this true? Is the racial gap in education really something to worry about?
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.
Loans allow receiving a college education seem like a smoother process considering that such a hefty amount to pay is divided so that it can be paid for in moderation. Despite the fact that it’s split into many payments, it’s still a large quantity all in all so unless indebted students aim for high income jobs, there would many years of difficulty to come after college. For this reason, undergraduates make it their goal to go after jobs which would prevent them from being constantly pressured to pay off debt. Thus, student debt is both a crisis and a reason to encourage persistence towards greater ambitions (Hillman, 41). It is a tremendous thing when a student seeks to be financially comfortable or even rich in the future but not when it is for the wrong reasons.
There is a variety of perspectives on student loans, some involving annual salaries, interest rates, and commodity. Some say that interest rates should be dismissed from student loans, unless the student does not pay the loan by the time provided in the contract signed.Similarly, there exists another perspective that states that the amount of money students should be allowed to borrow should be similar to the annual salary they will earn once they graduate college. These perspectives open many door to students. Students would no longer worry about interest rates making the debt bigger with time. Although, the perspectives sound like a very good option, there are some disadvantages: the government will no longer have the accessibility to the money made from interest rates, which can diminish the opportunity for students to obtain student loans.
Do I think college is right for everyone? No. However, I do see the value college has to offer. Though, you might not be able to make much more per hour, than say an employee with a high school education. But, college allows you to get the job before the applicant without the degree does.
Although, that may be true studies have also shown that you have to work harder than others to get to that comfortable living place and college graduates are much more likely to be employed and earn more than those with a high school diploma. In my intermediate family not everyone went to college and today they still struggle to find a job that pays them well and can finance them for the things they wish to have. Where my eldest aunt went to college and earned her master’s degree and worked a job she loved that payed well and gave her the opportunity to live happy and comfortably. College does not prepare you for a life of bills and credit but it does prepare you for the profession you are aiming
Thousands of people who graduate high school consider the option of going straight into the work force or going to college to further your education. However some don’t consider college because of the cost of tuition. College is worth the expense of tuition because even though student loan debt and tuition can be a problem there are ways out of that situation. The first reason college is worth the expense of tuition is that Scholarships help pay for school. If your heart is set on a certain career and you want or require a degree, you can use those scholarships to pave the way to your dreams of having a lifelong career that you furthered your education for.
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."
I agree with this article. For-profit colleges help people in their education in a lot of different ways. However, many people earn a degree to get a job. If the debt that they procure while doing so is more money than that which the degree can help pay off, that degree will have lost its meaning. 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.