Robert Reich's Essay: Why College Shouldn T Be For Everyone

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Why is it that college is idolized even though you have to pay crazy sums of money? The assumption that college is the only way to get a good job makes it very difficult for low-income families to assist their children in finding a “better career”. Author Robert Reich believes that college isn’t for everyone and shouldn’t be idolized. While most people think that college is ideal Reich makes many claims stating that college is not for everyone and shouldn’t and backs that claim with evidence, reasoning, and stylistic language trying to explain why college shouldn't be for everyone. The overall argument and claim are that college shouldn’t be for everyone and Reich throughout the article show what he is talking about by making statements like “not every young person is suited to four years of college. They may be bright and ambitious but they won't get much out of it. They'd rather be doing something else, like making money or painting murals.” and uses his stylistic language to back up the sentence by saying “They feel compelled to go to college because they've been told over and over that, a college degree is necessary.” showing how he understands what teenagers and adults feel when they are pressed to go to college or attend university for something they don't want to do. …show more content…

Going to say “ Last year, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
,46 percent of recent college graduates were in jobs that don't even require a college degree.”
And then back up the use of hard facts and numbers saying “America clings to the the conceit that four years of college are necessary for everyone, and looks down its nose at

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