College, college, college...that’s all most high school students are worried about these days. But is college really worth the cost of money and time? A degree is a wonderful thing to have, however most students and parents are contemplating if college is actually worth the struggle. Going to college is worth the time, money, and work. Even though finances are a big problem for students, financial aid helps miraculously, and while attending college a person becomes more educated, as well as receives better opportunities.
While it is true that a college degree expands your learning, it does not necessarily mean that the first place you apply to will give you a job. That’s what people need, to be informed. Students are only taking advice and are not doing their own research. It is said that every year the percentage of students in debt go up. There are other alternatives we can do such as attend a two-year program with a cheaper cost.
In today’s education system, there is an ongoing debate concerning conformity and individuality. The majority of schools conform to similar curriculum as a means of ‘leveling the academic playing field’ and giving all students a fair and equal chance of success. But does this sense of conformity actually benefit students? While it is necessary to have some conformity in the curriculum taught to students nationwide, there should be an aspect of individuality as well. Schools should adopt a more individualistic approach towards the classes students must take, and less of one concerned solely on test performance, because it would benefit students upon graduation by allowing them to pursue studies that interest them, and also benefit the school
“Research suggests that additional education improves overall wellbeing” (210). My life has benefitted from going to college and has been shown through this first semester that I have been out of high school. When I first came to college, I didn’t feel like I was pressured into being here. This choice was solely my idea, because I knew that I didn’t possess the skills I needed to succeed in the real world. Getting my bachelor’s degree and going the extra step to get my master’s degree was always my plan.
Did you know to go to college at a public in state college is around $78,000 for four years? I think the world need to lower college prices because you need a college education for most good jobs, so poor students that are bright can still go to college, and so you can pay off enormous debt after you get out of college. I believe all kids need an education after high school. Most jobs require some kind of degree. If you want a house and a car after you go to college and don’t want any more debt you need to have a good job to get you through life.
Furthermore, statistics of a college graduate obtaining a bachelor's degree wages stood out to me. Reading this essay inspires, including challenges myself to further my college education. Meanwhile, witnessing my parents not having an education, although living impoverished encourages me to live a prosperous life Moreover, to be financially stable. After reading this article alters my perception about education. As a result, statistics reveal obtaining a college degree limits being in the unemployed bracket.
Trying to go to college with no financial support is difficult; therefore, I agree with the government in making two years of college free for all students. Although many students attend college, most can’t afford the cost of obtaining the degree. The students who make it through college are left with the progressive debt they’ve built, due to student loans; therefore, the government granting students two years of free college will, in turn, decrease the amount of debt accumulated by students from student loans, allow students an adequate amount of time to determine what occupational field is desired, and level the playing field in the labor force for students who wouldn’t normally be able to afford college; therefore, they have no degree to
The older generations got taught how to save money and how to live a college life that would make them get through college with a little less debt. Now if we give them free college they won’t know how debts work and how to coop with them. College debt can teach the younger generation how to save their money and spend it wisely instead of just spending it on the newest video game console that just came out etc. To bring this to a personal level my parents told me once I got a job that I need to start saving most of the money I earned for college since they didn’t want me to have as much debt as they did coming out of college (they are still paying it today). If they didn’t tell me that I might have just went off and spent it all on objects that I didn’t need and also now I know to save money even after college for things like a new car or house once I get to that stage in my life.
The research proves that a student's SAT score directly correlates with a student's family’s social class, and their score ultimately decides how much education they will be able to afford. Sacks comes to the conclusion that the system of higher education is unequal, and children that are born into lower class families will have a harder time completing college. Sacks research is similar to “Social class and College Readiness”, but instead of focusing on how prepared children are for college, he focuses on paying for college. In “Social Class and College Readiness” (Academe 95.1 (2009): 8-9) found in ASC, the unnamed author writes a letter discussing the effect of social class on student preparation for college. The research showed that class-based approaches to child rearing "appear to lead to the transmission of differential advantages to children.” The author states social classes of families is linked to how young children think about their academic future, and to how prepared college students are for their first year of school.
The fact that not everyone needs to go to college is the main point that Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill write about in great detail throughout their essay. Even though the authors do say that people that go to college usually earn more, they state that this is on “average,” and that the key focus of their essay is to focus on those that the benefits are not greater than the cost of going to college. (Page 211, Paragraph 1). They also include a graph right under the text that shows how “on average” people with a college degree earn more than those that are just high school graduates. (Page 211, Figure one).
Community college is a place to start fresh. Low high school grades or SAT or ACT scores will not carry as much weight when applying to a four-year university if you do well as community college. Taking developmental classes, such as lower-level math, science, or English courses, can make up for poor grades you received in high school. Admissions counselors at four-year universities like to see you overcome your problems and bettering
In the article it talks about how college does not prepare you for work life but college teaches how to do a specific job. I agree with Harbowski statement because in today’s world of work many companies require you to have a degree, whether it is a bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree. It is true that not all jobs require you to have a degree but, the jobs that do not require a college degree are also the jobs that are more likely to lay those off who do not have a college but do obtain a high school diploma. Others may say that you can make a good living working at job with only a high school diploma. 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.
Over recent years a question that has been of popular discussion is, should college athletes get paid? Throughout the past few decades college sports have become as popular as professional sports in America. As of right now college athletes do not get paid although many people believe that they should. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) brings in an average of six billion dollars annually, which is because of the athletes so why should they not get paid? College athletes promote the school they attend by playing, and with all the money they bring to the school there is no reason they should not get some type of compensation.
Interestingly, a few years ago, the College Board found that students who wrote in cursive for the essay portion of the SAT scored slightly higher than those who printed. Experts believe is because the speed and accuracy of writing in cursive allowed the students to focus on the main point of their essays. Some argue that cursive is irrelevant because it isn 't included in the Common Core State standards. But these standards only