Having free tuition for college means that more people who cannot afford it now, would end up going. This is a good thing in terms that more people are getting a good education and continuing their educational careers to hopefully obtain good job, but it also decrease the value of a college education. If more people are able to earn degrees, it devalues them. Finding jobs even with their qualifications would be difficult (Should college be free?). This idea would also apply to the students, mainly student-athletes, that work for multiple years to try to perfect their skill and obtain full or half scholarship.
So school may not seem as big of a deal to them. Whereas parents that are wealthy most likely graduated from a 4 yr University with a Masters or Ph.D. Now this child has high standards to go to school and excel in their studies. The comparison between the two children is un-fair. When born into a successful family the odds are you may be successful as well. And vice versa for the poor family, if you start off poor you need to work harder in order to get your foot in the door.
A student might have to drop out and get a job to provide for younger siblings or a parent. This would be an understandable reason to not continue college, but is very specific to certain people or families. Another personal case of why an individual would drop out is college is it is just not the right fit for their life. College does teach valuable life skills and provides an advanced education for those who need it, yet some professions do not require a degree. If a student is not getting valuable instruction for what they want to do, it would be the smart thing to back out and peruse an apprenticeship for example.
These two identities intersect because having family members who have never been to college often results in making less money which limits the chances of their children going to school. EOP helps with financial resources and provides a safe community of students who have had similar experiences with being first to go college within their
Parents feel that pushing a child will help them to achieve more in life such as scholarships as well as teaching them life lessons. As stated before, many families can simply not afford a good education therefore feeling as though athletic success is the only possible option. Scholarships will help a child get into a good school and let them leave with minor to no debt. This sets these teens up for a positive future giving them a better chance for a good, beneficial job along with not having to worry about the post graduation affects of college. These division 1 scholarships are also very rare, which makes the constant push to achieve more worth it.
People who are in work-study programs do not receive any experience in their desired field of study. The purpose of work-study programs is to instruct students on how to multi-task in between a job and an education. Work study programs allow students to have the responsibility of both an occupation and academics. Many people oppose work study programs because they do not promote the career that students are pursuing. Elizabeth Kenefick explains that “low-income students must increasingly rely on work (and loans) to meet the high costs of college .
People are lazy they think that Obama care can take care of everything and they don't have to do anything but study and also might even drop out. When the girls and boys that study to get everything done cant get into the college that they tried to get into. Life is not fair but it's also not fair to the people that work hard and cant get into colleges if lowlife people who don't care about education can get into it. It doesn't matter if you don't try you shouldn't be able get into it just like the ones that try their hardest and don't get into it as well. It shouldn't matter whether or not you don't have the money you could work hard and get the
They could take out a loan and could have a payment plan to take money from their work check and pay the loan back monthly. The third reason people think loans should not be based off income is because students know what amount of money is good to take out and which amount is not the best for their limit. When a student goes in to get a loan most of them do not go over a limit that they know they cannot pay back. Last reason people think students should not base loans off income is because more students would go to college instead of not going at all or dropping out, because of how much household income is coming into their
Attending a two year college also helps low income families who can’t necessarily afford the tuition. If students prefer a more one on one with a teacher they should attend a two year college so they feel comfortable but when they transfer over they may feel uncomfortable with the time they get with the teacher. Giving these students their own option on when they wanna attend class or whether when they wanna leave is up to them which makes them feel more comfortable rather than going to a four year
Parents play a big role in their child’s lives because they provide a sense of direction for them. It is natural for a child to look up to his/her mom or dad. If a young adult doesn’t have the help from their parents who have already experienced college then they are already behind the kids who are able to use their parents as a resource. A quote by Nijay Williams in the article says, “My mom stopped school in the ninth grade; my dad stopped in the fourth grade … It makes it harder for me, [and] most of the people I graduated with are not in college, but that’s what I see myself doing; I want to go to college. I just want to have a degree.” This is first person point of view is evidence that proves people with parents who dropped out on their education are making it harder on their child’s education.
It is a real shame that when you are born determines whether you will be successful in life or not. A new born baby’s financial status determine whether they will go to a good school or college. If a family is wealthy and willing to spend money on your education, then you have a greater chance to become successful later in life. Someone who is born into a poor family who doesn’t have enough money to put you in a good school won’t have as equal of an opportunity to become successful later in life. Class standing at birth is an unfair and unfortunate way to categorize new born babies on their future in the social spectrum.
If it was free, people wouldn’t worry about paying, students would work harder to get accepted into big schools, and it would give people in a lower class have more opportunities. The first reason college should be free is, that people won’t worry about paying when they’re not given a scholarship. There are several people who don’t even go to college and end up starting up their own businesses because they know what they’d go through and they couldn’t pay. They
The idea of some students getting more opportunities because of their class can be seen in the book “Ain’t No Makin It”. In Mcleod’s book, the view of schools as a sorting machine shows us how schools are not a place for equality. We put students into different tracts such as AP and IB, creating a hierarchy or stratifying system (Mcleod). Even though my parents aren’t very wealthy, a private school has put me higher in the stratifying system and pushed me to try hard and get good grades so I could get into a good college. This is another aspect of my life that has been socially constructed as normal.
Contributing to this fact, youths would rather work and help their families’ financial problems due to debt instead of pursuing a higher education. Youths believe that going to college will put them into more debt because their family does not have the financial support. Discouraged from further empowering knowledge due to potential debt, teenagers would rather work a minimum wage job and help pay off their parents’ debt before looking after themselves and their own
Twelve percent of high school graduates are unable to attend college due to their own personal reasons(Rath). Even if the do want to go to college they cannot because they can’t afford to do so, so instead they try to take on low paying jobs. By making community college free not only does it help reduce student loans, it can greatly improve the unemployment rate, improve education. Not only that but it also can bring people out of poverty and even give rise to an educated workforce(Rehm). With free community college many American citizens can get the education they need to improve their lives as well as the economy(Miller).