Caroline Bird’s argument against postsecondary education is incorrect, specifically her beliefs that students are exposed to too many options and graduates only desire 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 are sometimes overwhelming, limiting choices would also create undue pressure for students. For instance, as a student, I am exposed to several options: what classes I should take, what major I should major in, what professors I should take, etc. This allows me control over my education, so I can avoid being pressured into a class or a major that is 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).
Grade inflation is something that people are starting to become more and more worried about throughout student college and their academics within America. Grade inflation is calming that students are receiving higher grades for simpler work or lesser of quality that students are submitting. Basically meaning a B+ in todays colleges would equal a C back when my parents came to college. in the 1980’s. Even though I personally do believe that grade inflation is a real thing within our colleges depending on the institution, I personally do not think it is a major issue or we should be concerned how it effects our businesses and master programs once these students graduate.
As the price tag on college is shooting up and the amount of federal funds are minuscule in comparison, students are relying on private loans to cover their education (McGuire). Increasing federal funds would drive the need for private student loans down substantially, eliminating one of the biggest problems in the student loan crisis. A lack of private loans would mean a lack of sky-high interest rates that cause many borrowers to default on their payments. Student loans aren’t tightly regulated in terms of protections around interest rates and default which allows lenders to “[treat student loans] more like credit cards, with variable interest rates as high as 18% and terms set by the lenders” (McGuire). These unbelievably high-interest rates are what cause a big problem when repaying student loans.
They score lower on standardized tests compared to their wealthier peers (Downey & Gibbs). This trend creates a cycle for low-income students to not have the same opportunities compared to high-income students. The disparities are present on many college applications. Low-income students have lower ACT and SAT scores because they do not have the same educational resources and the money to afford prep classes or tutors to help them. This leads to more high-income students in prestigious
He explains how other kids are working harder and getting almost perfect grades, which sets the bar too high for some kids, making their lives seem not as successful as their peers. He uses these situations like these as firm examples to represent his logos. It all doesn’t just end with peer or parental pressures either. Economical pressures and self induced pressures play a huge role in the stress of a student as well. The writer states that we are without a doubt, living in a brutal economy and that it seems that colleges are getting rich off of their students.
“This approach is bad economic policy and bad education policy. An unprecedented federal spending increase for education will not improve economic growth -- and past experience strongly suggests that this plan will not improve American educational performance” (lips 2). Increasing school funding the wring way can cause the economy a lot of money and may lead to huge budget cuts or even jobs lost. There is a lot of public school across America that are underfunded so trying to fund them would cost a lot of money. Increasing school funding is very risky because if the graduation rates don’t go up when students get older they would face the problem of being in debt and won’t know how to pay it off .
The economic adjustments provoked by the governments in power mean the increase in the levels of unemployment, reduction of subsidies; causing reduction in the contribution of households to the education of children, insufficient material resources, deteriorated health (inability to receive) violence, crime, vices; characteristic that the child adopts due to the fact that he does not meet his needs in the school training process. From the above, the relationship between socio-economic development and learning, the same that must go together, today there should be a consensus before the different political and economic approaches. On the importance of human capital; that from a properly educated and healthy population there would be economic growth and the social welfare of the country. (American Psichological Association) 9. How do religions become integrated into
College fees is the reason that a poor-intelligent student will have a desperate future. While having a college degree is better than a normal school diploma, it is more likely to find high school graduates students away from college education and all what they have dreamed off when they used to be in school. It is not fair that a poor-smart student with a high school grades not attending college because of its high fees; in fact college could become as a dream to him. According to Levine and Niddiffer, the significant decline of poor students in college enrollment will result in a high odds such as very law chances of getting a job and more likely to
If the paying is just for the makeshift, it is wasting money. The money that parents paid could used for their children’s future. (Introduction)(Intro) If students work hard in school, they can earn a reward for future, but if they being paid for grade, they earn reward at school but not in future (Good). Again, paying for grades is makeshift for the class grade and it is not for your long period life. To make students success in the future, paying for grade is not good idea.
Also, they may not have enough motivation to see lasting results in the future. When students go to college, they are responsible for their own education. Finally, when students receive money for grades, they will have a lower academic performance in the future. In the long run, there are negative aspects of paying students for grades; students may feel pressure and relationships with parents could get stressed, the money may not have lasting results, and students’ academic performance in the future could get lower. First of all, schools should not pay for good grades, since students may feel
They argue that the real issue lies with the fact that colleges rely too heavily on the SAT in admission decisions. Scores of studies have shown that the SAT and ACT are poor indicators of students’ future success in college. Despite this, many colleges will still use these tests to weed out students who scored low, students that they predict will perform poorly in college, regardless of their levels of achievement, academic or otherwise, outside of standardized testing. This results in high numbers of students of color, who traditionally score lower on standardized tests, getting left out of the admissions process - because they’re being predicted not to do