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.
Growing up, for most people, going to college is not an option- its an expectation. In our society, going to college has become a fundamental part of our education, becoming an adult, and for most people just simply part of our lives. However, as people grow up and experience reality, the realization hits that college may not be as simple as once thought. As much as attending college is expected from the majority of young people, dropping out of college is not. Even with the idealization of the college experience, some students are forced to cut their education short due to a plethora of issues.
“The price tag on college makes frequent headlines, but the price tag on shortfalls in participation and success in higher education does not(Baum 5). Getting a degree will help students find a good career after they graduate. When students achieve their degree jobs they apply for are more willing to pay them a higher salary. Going to college gives students excellent social skills and health benefits for themselves. Many people say that college is a swindle and foolish, but when going and graduating from college provides no struggles in finding a career, high-paying salaries, along with health and social benefits people need to look more into going.
In the quote by Kevin Abdulraham it explains that if an individual can take any disadvantage whether it is psychical or mental and turn it into an advantage can make the drive in the individual unstoppable. Additionally, Banks-Santilli (2015) explains that students who are entering college feel that they are breaking the continuation of their family’s values (Para. 2). This feeling of betrayal can put an emotional toll on the student if they feel that their family does not support their decisions. Additionally, in “First-Generation Undergraduate Students and the Impacts of the First Year of College” Ryan Padgett (2012) explained that students whose parents went to college scored higher on cognitive and critical thinking test than a first generation college student (p. 259).
An exceptional job is only obtained through a college education, but what happens to the brilliant people who cannot afford it? Are the people considered failures because they cannot possibly pay off all of the loans they will face? The United States of America is one of the wealthiest and most developed countries in the world and should figure out some type of plan to make college free. Many people disagree with a free college education, but America should make it free just as the founding fathers intended when American universities were first created because a free education does not diminish the value of education and education is a human right.
Because some companies are specifically looking for college graduates for their new employees, students automatically assume that college education is required to be financially stable in the future. In the human society, money is important, and is necessary. People do work because not only they need money in order to live but also most people's life goals are to make enough money to spend for some luxury, or for their children. That is why being a millionaire is considered as a success by people. They have achieved most people's life goal: being rich and not worrying about money.
Proposition 209 got rid of affirmative action. With affirmative action no longer at play people presumed discrimination in college admission was gone. Evidence now a days suggest that discrimination in college admission in still going on. Today in the USA many college are trying to add diversity to their student body. "Depending on your background, colleges may take personal challenges you 've faced into account, and it could give you an advantage when decision time rolls around" and they admit students into their campuses.
However, others go to college right away with no questions asked. Some students choose to attend college knowing that it is more advantageous to do so and to also be around their peers. College offers many experiences for one to find themselves while remaining in an academic setting. Giving these circumstances, we tend to argue whether going to college right after high school or taking a few years off would be the better thing to do. There are people who sit on both sides of this contentious debate, given reasonable arguments to support their points.
Stephens writes, “A major function of college is to signal to potential employers that one is qualified to work” (Stephens 39). People who believe that college is not worth the risk say this because they feel that a degree is the same as work experience or that people have gone to college are not able to find jobs just as people who haven not went to college. But the difference is that an education can make all the difference a person with a college degree in a particular field wont need the additional training of someone who doesn’t have a degree. Have a college degree ultimately puts an individual ahead? A college education is well worth the investment and this has been proven time and time again.
Stress can occur when there are demands on an individual that exceed his or her coping capabilities. There are different stressors that college students are facing; these are school, friends and family, but the top stressor that greatly contributes to the students is due to their academic demands. Stress due to new environment, new school, and new place and there might even be culture shock for students studying away from home. Students especially freshmen have hard time to adjust in their new life as college students. Sometimes, combination of peer pressure, academic pressure and feeling of aloneness trigger emotional instability among college students.