In the heated discussion of college education, one controversial issue has been if the Pell Grant program for inmates would be beneficial as a whole. On the one hand, many in congress argues that a college degree will reduce the recidivism of inmates. On the other hand, some college students contend that it will reduce the amount of aid they get from Pell Grant. My own view is that there should be very strict criteria and that only a small percentage per year be given this great opportunity to receive a college education.
Since the time children enter the modern day elementary system, they are told the only way to be successful is to go to college. American students look up to their parents who have a college degree and a good job, and think “I want to be successful one day like that.” The pressures are very high for kids all over the United States. With the addition of the higher education, comes more pressure to do well, and also pressures to be able to walk right into the workforce and get a good job. The pressures of not going to college are also really high.
In “What’s a Liberal Art Education Good For?” President Michael S. Roth states “Successful liberal education develops the capacity for innovation and for judgment.” There are many different types of education making it very hard to decide on a school and program to go into. “Liberal learning differs from all types of learning.” (Roth)
A free college tuition is definitely necessary for students because some are paying for college themselves, the college workload is stressful enough, and scholarships, grants, and financial aid doesn’t cover all costs. College tuition should be free because it would create positive changes for people attending college, universities, and the economy. First, most students are paying for their own tuition themselves because either they want to be independent and do so, or because their parents have made that decision for them. According to Newberry, the average cost a year of undergraduate studies at a private university now tops $21,000.
College is not worth the cost considering there are jobs for people that do not go to college, Time could be used at a job, and Students end up in major debt. Instead of students going to college, they could go straight into the workforce. Going to college helps obtain you better jobs. 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.
“If Grade Inflation Continues A College Bachelor’s Degree will have just as much credibility as a high school diploma”by Walter E.Williams which happens to be true people that go to college don’t have to try as hard to get a decent grade for most people they just planout expect to have a good grade when they did not work for it. But whos fault is to blame the students or teachers. While looking into Stuart Rojstaczer story the “Grade Inflation Gone Wild”. Sturt studies the way that grade inflation work while doing his research Sturt found out that colleges and universities grades has gone up and down also level out all during the 60s 70s also the 80s. Grade has continued to go up most of the school GPAs are 3.0 or above.
These are the reason why I believe that not everyone, let alone high school graduates should go to college. Tuition cost over the years have continued to rise in cost, with the introduction of new technology. Some students would have to work a full time job in order to pay for their full course load. If a student has to work a full time job and go to school, either one could suffer from the overload of stress or lack of sleep.
General education classes are a common aspect of universities all across the country. However, after examining the statistics, I believe that colleges are requiring too many classes outside of students’ majors. Not only are students forced to enroll in courses that they are not interested in, but they are also struggling to stay motivated in school. Since students are not retaining the information gained in these classes, colleges are also putting these individuals in an unnecessary amount of debt. While there is merit in taking these general courses, the amount of classes needed over four years is discouraging and expensive.
The Importance of Having College Education Is a college degree losing its value? Everyone in the United States wants to achieve a better lifestyle. A college education gives people the advantage to lead themselves in any direction they want to proceed in life. Some people think that skills and experience should matter more to an employer than a college degree. However, a four-year college degree is now a basic requirement, a step you must take to even be considered for most professional jobs.
The increasing rate in which students are dropping out of college is alarming, because it will affect our society in the long term, as the students of today are the employees of tomorrow. Governments need to address this issue, because everyone’s future lies in the hands of teenagers. They need to find a solution to the increased prices in colleges relative to people’s earnings. Years ago, attending college may have been only for the people who were well off, but today having a bachelors degree holds the same value as a high school certificate did years ago. Teenagers’ aswell need to understand that attaining a bachelor’s degree is key for getting a well-paid job later on.
There is less support to Reservists who return from active duty. Reserve soldiers are mostly the ones that suffer from higher rates of suicide. In education If a student’s sole goal in joining the military is to pursue a college education, the student should explore the many scholarship opportunities available in New Jersey and consider participating in college ROTC programs. The GI Bill, which gives education benefits, makes it easier for soldiers to gain access to education funding. But, the Bill still requires 36 months of active duty service and an honorable discharge before a veteran can receive benefits that would pay for a typical undergraduate degree.
The immigration system is not something people think about every day, but it is a huge problem for the individuals coming to America. Many people want to come to America because of the opportunities, one being education. Immigrants may have the opportunity to come to America, but cannot afford to go to college to receive the education deserved. There needs to be an education plan provided to immigrants. This new program, called Sponsoring Hope, will provide immigrants with sponsors who pay for them to attend school.
The world needs these people he reassures, but it is just not for everyone. The strongest arugment in my opinion is kids going into 10’s of thousand of dollars in debt for a college degree that they don’t use. I know several people that went to school to please someone else, got a degree in something they weren’t that interested in and work in something completely unrelated. The only thing they have to show for their work is a big tutition bill.
Of course everybody wants to go to college, get a degree, and be successful. Unfortunately, The American dream has been sabotaged by the costs of education. As for jobs and education in America, many other countries have been competing with us. The rise of immigrants from other countries such as China and India are contending hard with American students in the college, and workforce. According to a source, the average college tuition is about 9,000 dollars.