The effort students put into receiving a degree is not the same as ten years ago ( Shierholz ). For the price you have to pay, you should be receiving more out of it. people with college degrees watch their paychecks go up and down with inflation. ( Shierholz ). Even with a degree substantial pay is not guaranteed.
A college degree is now the minimum ticket to get in the door to any white-collar job. Now you have to compete with large numbers of applicants for fewer number of jobs. Likewise, the value of the high school diploma has dropped. There is a big gap between an annual earning and unemployment rate of college graduates and high school graduates. High school graduates are doing even worse financially.
College athletes receiving payment for play would be very unfair to non-athlete students. The college athletes already receive scholarships paying for everything in their college experience. They do not need to receive payment for play on top of that. These kids are not professional athletes, so they shouldn’t be paid like one. Also, the schools with the most revenue would buy out all of the good players and this would make the league not as competitive.
Many Americans now believe that anyone without a college degree is restricted to low-paying, menial jobs,” (Leef). In the American workforce, having a degree is highly valued, but in some cases, not always necessary. In a lot of instances, people will have a degree, but can not get a job that requires that degree. “A substantial number of college graduates ‘end up taking jobs for which college education is not really a prerequisite,’ making any debt they incurred to get the education essentially a waste, argued Ohio University's Vedder. ‘Twelve percent of the mail carriers in the United States today have college degrees,’” (Clemmit).
Nothing in life is free, it may not come out of your pocket directly, but it will come out of someone else’s. It doesn’t help that students are not committed to school now. The graduation rate for first time students at the regular four-year public establishment is 48.3%. How does that make sense and why make it free if we can’t even maintain our college graduation rates up? Making college free to all is not going to give the big picture a great return on their investment.
Basically you are doing it because you can make a lot of money, that is totally fine, just remember that there are people out there that are less fortunate than you. Some people can’t afford to go to college and they not able to pursue their passion because they don’t have the same opportunities as you, they could have a job that they doesn’t pay much and that they don’t like, so keep that in mind the next time you say you hate what you are doing but you are well educated and have a college degree. You should treat college as it were a gift, and not all people get to receive and enjoy this gift of higher education
Ungar thinks more students should major in liberal arts because it’ll make them well-rounded and have a better set of skills than someone who specializes in a certain major. While a liberal arts degree isn’t a bad choice that just doesn’t fit every person that wants to go to college. First of all, even if someone wanted to have a liberal arts degree and specialize in a certain major that’s going to take even more time depending on the major. That’s a long time in school and most importantly that’s a lot of money being spent if you’re paying for it out of your pocket. Then, a liberal arts degree doesn’t fuel the economy as much as the science, technology, engineering, and math majors (STEM).
Moreover, to obtain a higher level of education, it takes lots of money. Many people argue that this is still the biggest hitch for all the people, especially for those who are not very wealthy. Eventthough some people think that higher education is not worth it, I believe that there are many benefits of taking higher levels of education. People think that higher education does not guarantee you to have enough working experience in the future. However, you will be seen as competent and more prestigious with a degree
In reality, if it comes down just getting the job done, would the employer want someone who is educated empirically or would the employer want someone who has just been shown what to do but cannot explain how they get the job done? College is an enormous and important expense that most high school graduates have to decide whether or not the education is worth all the time and if it 's a squander of money. College is worth every dime
In fact, alternative education might be the best option for current high school graduates, as it costs significantly less than a four-year college education and looks more attractive to prospective employers. Overall, it is important to consider whether the debt can be paid off after graduating and if getting a good job is a realistic expectation. That being said, even with the enormous tuition rates, more people than ever are going to college. Since a bachelor’s degree has become a cultural expectation, some people are forced to choose between getting a degree or being looked down upon for the rest of their lives. This forces people who possess a different skillset than the one colleges are looking for to pursue bachelor’s degrees, even though they would be a better fit for some different higher education institution, like a professional school.