In Charles Murray’s essay “Are Too Many People Going to College,” he believes that the concept of college has changed over the years. According to him, a four-year college is no longer as necessary as it was when it was first created because most jobs requires more on job training. He also adds to his reasoning by mentioning that because of the advancement of internet, physical libraries and the physical proximity of student and teachers is less important. Because of the changes he noticed he believes that people should go to college but not for liberal education. He makes the claim that the basic core knowledge of liberal education should be learned in elementary and middle school and that only people with high academic abilities should be encouraged to go to college. He finishes his argument by saying that instead of liberal education, most people would be better if they focus on career education in college. While I agree with Murray’s idea that people would benefit from getting a liberal education before college, I disagree with his statement that liberal education is not needed in college. Due to the wide range of knowledge a liberal education provides it can help a person become more adaptable to the constant change and demand of the job market, allow that person to have an advantage over another, and ultimately help a person figure out what they feel more comfortable doing in
The general argument made by author Charles Murray in his article, “Are too many people go to college,” is that the college is not necessary for everyone. More specifically, the Murray argues that students who went to school should have learned the core knowledge they will learn in the college. He writes, “ K-8 are the right years to teach the core knowledge, and the effort should get off to a running start in elementary school” (236). In this passage, Murray is suggesting that start teaching the core knowledge in elementary school until high school is better than to spend money and more time to the college. It is not important to go to college. In my opinion, I agree with Murray’s claim that four year college is not worth, job satisfaction for intrinsic reward, and the dark side of the Bachelor's degree.
If anyone has ever went to high school, then they have heard about college. Everyone has a different point of view on the idea of college. Part of it depends on how someone was raised. If a person’s parent or guardian drilled the idea of college into your head, or if they told you ‘do what you want’ or ‘I don 't care’, or ‘You’re not going’. While college is great, there are other means of education.The value of college is a low because there are people who do not qualify for a college education, and also because there are other ways of post-secondary education other than college.
In this society that students live in the only way that they think they know how to tell people’s intelligence is by going to college. By not going to college the students think that they have more of an opportunity to explore the world then other people in college,but some disagree with this opinion and some agree that the source of all opportunity is the person and not their educational level.The educational level for language, math, and science has the student’s country ranked at the bottom because the people in the United States don’t take college seriously, it affects us as a country. We have this idea in our heads that if we don’t go to college then
Also, there are some students stuck it out in the college for one or two years, and they change their majors, start over, drop classes, and finally drop out without any degree. Schlack think going to college is not always the best option because those students who fail in college because they are not prepared for college, and people told them the only option for them is college. I think student will not succeed in college if they are not prepared. Students who think he or she won’t success in college they should find a job after high school or go to community college. Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill in their article “should everyone go to college,” they believed that everyone should have the chance to go to the college, and it is very important in our life. Owen and Sawhill said that college education earnings money to your income. They recommend college education, but before you attend college you should be well prepared for college. On the other hand, the authors said that college may not the best option for some people and it can be wasting time if they don’t use it in a good
Education at its core should be about an individual going to an institution in which they are taught ways to expand their, often limited, knowledge whilst growing into a well-rounded individual who is able to think logically and form a well educated opinion. This should be a right to everyone. Yet Charles Murray is questioning if too many people are taking up higher education, a place where a liberal education can shape people into smarter human beings. Charles Murray wrote in his essay Are Too Many People Going to College? that it’s a “Yes and No.” (Murray 235), and the answer really is that complex.
Most schools in the United States promoted college or university as a student's only option upon graduating from high school. But is college really a necessary to be a literate individual who obtains a decent paying job? In the article "Are Too Many People Going to College?," author Charles Murray claims that in fact too many people are attending college today. Murray argues that college isn't necessary nor is it realistic for every person. Murray's claims that to be a literate American you should need nothing more than a basic kindergarten through twelfth-grade education. Additionally, Murray claims that money isn't the only important aspect to consider when deciding to go to college, but that "the topic is no longer money but job satisfaction" (Murray 248). Murray discusses how money
“Of the starting 65 percent who face debt, the average they owe is around $20,000. That’s just below the starting price of a 2009 Ford Escape,” stated by Robin Wilson in his essay, A Lifetime of Student Debt? Not Likely, means that many college students are taking loans that are so large to the point it can take the place of a brand new truck (257). Then, the question should be asked, what makes a student pay this much to go to a school? What makes these teachings from these so-called wealthy professors different from an online website that will give you the same answers for free? This is because in order for students to go forward and pursue a career, they will have to face the challenges that college funds will give them. That is even if that means that they are thousands of dollars in debt.
"By telling all young people that they should go to college no matter what, we are actually doing some of them a disservice" (Owen). This quote from “Brookings Paper: Is College a Good Investment” goes into detail about how college isn’t for everyone. By educators, parents, and authority figures telling graduating high school seniors that college is necessary, they are limiting the potential of that student’s true skills. College isn’t right for everyone and not everyone wants to go to college. College isn’t right for everyone because its costly, it’s not the right environment for everyone, it’s not necessary for everyone’s job, and a bachelor’s degree might be too hard to get.
Too many people are receiving degrees while their ideal profession does not involve extraneous education. In the article, “Are Too Many People Going to College?”, Charles Murray uses the maxim of quality and conveys his opinion intending to persuade his vast audience, whom can be inferred as upcoming, or presently, college students along with their parents and educational administrators; such as teachers and guidance counselors. Through the use of a simply structured article with equally understandable syntax and diction, his hidden meaning could not be more obvious of an ideology, however, he is not infallible, he also violates the maxim of quality, assuming his audience knows more than they truly do and at times, flouts the maxim of manner
The article Are too many people going to college sheds light on why only a handful of most intelligently able students should go to school in many respects. The main points Charles Murray makes in the article are that college is too intelligent demanding, and it’s not necessary to attend physical college simply for making a living. He splits the passage into five parts and backs up each part with relatively convincing facts and statistics and applies various rhetoric appeals and reasoning to the passage. However, he establishes an ethos as a prejudiced libertarian from his other works and somehow diminishes his credibility. In this essay, we will discuss how Murray’s ethos plays on the persuasiveness of his article and how he develops his ideas
In his Essay “Are too many people going to college,” first published in a 2008 issue of AEI, Charles Murray explores many insights onto the topic of furthering education as well as exploring various other options to pursue after high school. Who exactly would think that too many people are going to college? Well with more and more students flooding campuses at the end of every school year and less and less going into trade schools, a shift in the job market is just beginning to be seen on the horizon. Charles Murray’s essay “Are too many people going to college” shows that not only are there other avenues to pursue a potential life long career, but that much of the time pursuing these avenues may offer better results for some wanting to go to college.
As detailed in “Six Reasons to Go to College”, Many young people fail to realize the failure to obtain a college degree puts them behind for the rest of their life, and without a college degree they are less productive and happy members of society.
A post-secondary education is stereotype as a key for success. This coin phrased has been in existence since the early years. Our parents instilled in us to earn good grades to be accepted in a two or four year college or university, business school, or vocational school. Audience we are about to embark on a journey through the world of education from preschool through high school graduation to see the effectiveness of post-secondary education. This essay is effective in its persuasive argument because education beyond high school is a key part of our success story in life.
Recently in class we discussed the true value of a college degree. Is college really worth going into debt for? Or is college really that helpful in society now days? These are just some of the questions the authors within our readings try to answer. The next few paragraphs will summarize and synthesize the two readings.