Is going to college worth it? Have you ever went through the tough problem that millions of Americans go through each May, paying tens of thousands of dollars on getting a college degree? Some people think it is better to get a degree because you will get a better job, I disagree. In America, there is a gap in blue collar jobs. A blue collar job is a job that requires physical activity, like plumbing or construction.
In “Is College Worth It?” it states that, “Adults who graduated from a four-year college believe that, on average, they are earning $20,000 more a year as a result of having gotten that college degree.” (Is College Worth It?). Statistics show that college graduates tend to acquire more money based on the fact that they have a degree that shows they studied to work in that field of study. Of course, many will probably disagree with this assertion because college graduates will also be having to pay off all their student loans after they have graduated from college. Ben Wieder disagrees when he says, “Students today are taking on more debt, and recently tightened bankruptcy laws making it more difficult to shake that debt...” (Wieder). Even though these college graduates will be in debt, they will learn to manage their money in order to pay off their debt and live a stable
For this reason, they can get a student loan to pay for help pay for some of the college tuition and books that they will need. Although this helps out tremendously at the time, in the long run it leaves the student with a huge amount of debt, which take many years to pay off. Of course for most of these students going to college pays off and provides them with great jobs that help pay off their debt, but for the ones that do not make it into those great jobs have a much more difficult time paying it all off. In fact studies have shown that a student at a public university can expect to graduate $25,000 in debt (CNBC). That is nothing compared to the student who choose to go to a private university, owing $32,000 in debt (CNBC).
So, the result of this approach—judging teachers by the score gains of their students—will incentivize teachers to avoid students with the greatest needs. This is just plain stupid as a matter of policy” (Germain). This quote is important because it relates to students not learning well because of issues at home or medical reasons. To explain, it talks about children with disabilities or who are homeless or something along those lines aren’t going to learn as well as other students. If teachers have these students in their class then they aren’t going to get paid very much from them.
In order to make a profit off of a product a company must make more than they are spending. So when it comes to spending on wages companies cannot be paying them more than their income. If companies were forced to raise the minimum wage many of them would find themselves laying off workers, especially those of the lower skilled employees. As much as a 3% reduction of low skilled workers can be projected with an increase of 10% in the minimum wage (Negative Effects). An American Apparel store in Los Angeles had to lay off 500 workers because of the recent city increase to $15 an hour (Sherk).
Today, one in five American families has only just one child. That’s twice as many as there were just 30 years ago. The reason is multifaceted, but one of the most compelling arguments to why mothers are stopping after their firstborn is the cost aspect. No one wants to place a price tag on a child, but for families with an income of $60,000 a year, each child costs more than $250,000 by the time he or she turns 18, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. That’s not counting college tuition, which has grown exponentially since our parent’s generation.
Students with families that have a low-income rate are more likely to be bullied and the cost of the uniform may add a strain to the family 's finances because of the ridiculous cost of their child’s school uniform. A Standardized-Clothing Uniforms cost $25-$200 per outfit, while a School-Specific Uniform cost $100-$500 per outfit. “Many low-income earners earn minimum wage, which in 2013 is $7.25. A minimum-wage worker who works 40 hours a week earns $290 a week -- $1,160 a month or $13,920 a year.”(The Nest). After a low-income family pays their monthly dues and buys clothes for their children to wear outside of school, they will barely have much money left; then they need to buy school uniforms for their children -which is already expensive- they can’t buy just one uniform, they need to buy at least three and that cost more money, which they do not
Stereotypes are weapons that we can either use to help someone or we can use to hurt them. Most of the students who took my survey have been stereotyped by either race, grades, looks, relationships, and etc. I think us students and young adults have seen stereotypes as a bad thing, because no one really has used a stereotype in a good way and whenever you ask other students for an example of a stereotype it is either about race or gender at the school. Stereotypes have influenced students at high schools to do unthinkable things before, in our case at Dinuba High it influences students to not say anything about it or if they do, to make it seem like it was just a joke instead of a stereotype. The majority of the student’s in the class survey stated that if they don’t just ignore them or make a joke out of them they either confront them or they prove them wrong, which influences the stereotyper to leave them alone and shows people that they are more than just the label that they are so called “given”.
If we count that percentage, that 's a lot of extra money that students have to pay. For example, my friend took a loan to pay off his college tuition. The amount of loan was $32,000 and the interest rate was 6.38 percent. After he did the calculation, he found out the he was paying 5.60 per day just for interest. It sounds crazy, but that 's how interest rate works for students.
According to Mark Peters and Douglas Belkin, trusted journalists from the Wall Street Journal, most college graduates begin their careers with $60,000 salaries. The National Center for Education Statistics explains those who graduate from four year colleges and universities earn an average of $50,700 to $62,900 four years after they graduate. This is important to notice because many other jobs only pay $50,000 or less. Based on a graph made by Melina Yingling from the National Center for Education Statistics, Asian men with STEM majors that graduate from for-profit, 4-year colleges make the most money. This proves that getting a college degree helps adults raise their salary.