Although people may argue that a person can take care of the debt faster the person may not have the ability to do so. Some colleges are charging the tuition price of a big name college when they are not as well known and the degree may not go very far. Recently students are (taking on more debt) than they can pay and end up not being able to pay them off (Hacker and Schlesinger). When students graduate college most of them will have debt that they have to pay and many of them can’t pay it off. In highschool people and teachers stress that students need to go to college and it can (cause a sense of panic) in the highschool students (crawford).
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 tuition and cost of college is detrimental to thousands of families across the country and brings student debt to future graduates. Some students have seen their debt climb over $30,000. Friedman writes, “The average student in the Class of 2016 has $37,172 in student loan debt…” (Friedman). With the debts being over the average income for single people households, college has transformed from a benefit to a burden. Young adults not only have to worry about their education but also paying for the next semester or years of college ahead of them.
Even though tuition is increasing we all attend college at the highest price. As college can’t be paid by a summer job, if many use money very wisely and get the most out of their money, they will be able to be successful in their college journey. There’s not much school attenders can do because of inflation and
The nation's financial aid system currently fails to provide an equal opportunity to everyone qualified. with high amounts of student loan debts has been shown to reduce a person's chances of owning a home, getting married, having children, and accumulating wealth. The earnings for a full time minimum wage worker is $15,080 at the federal minimum wage of $7.25. Full-time work means working 2,080 hours each year, which is 40 hours each week. A better educated population could result in smarter decision making at every level of society, which could lead to
Most people don't attend college not because of financial issues, but work ethic. Anyone who's willing to give all there time too learning and overcome challenging tasks, there should be nothing stopping them, example, money. Have you ever heard the phrase "practice makes perfect", this is a great saying, it means if you keep trying and trying, you will get better, and potentially do whatever you can imagine. If you put this educationally, if u work hard every hour of every day, you will achieve whatever's possible, this being in high school. This is unlikely though when it comes to college and money doesn't allow you to work hard, because your no longer in an environment where this is found.
It is average for a student in high school to take multiple standardized tests that judge how successful they will be in the future. Students tend to be stressed out, under pressure and try to cram everything they’ve learned from the past 18 years of their lives into their head for a test that may mean success or failure. In my opinion, standardized tests should not be mandatory to take for multiple reasons such as people may not be excellent test takers and other factors that come into play when an important day comes up; illnesses, stomach ache, stress, homework, studying and lack of sleep. Standardized testing does not truly test one’s intelligence. It does not let one think for themselves or develop their own thoughts or intellectual
Some of the doubts rise from the college facilities, dropout rates, and the cost of attending college. The initial problem is found within college luxuries. Along with that, research shows the lack of support by the government. In Magdalena Kay’s article “A New Course,” she notes that America is in a crisis and has been for over 50 years with no signs of improvement (Kay 36). This wasn’t always the case; back in the 1980’s tuition was much more affordable and could be paid off fairly quickly without having to take out a student loan (Kay 36).
The first example is, some Americans who attend college believe that since the price of going to college is so high, it “fails to provide students with good value for the money they and their families spend.” (Pew Research Center). If the student can learn to manage their time, they can get a job and attend college at the same time so that they are able to provide for their families. The second example is, most adults who graduated from college believe that they are “earning $20,000 more a year” which helps them be able to have stability in their financial situations. (Pew Research Center) With making that much more money than non-graduates, they are able to pay their bills, their student loans, provide for their families, and even have some extra. The third example is, some full-time workers with a college degree make “40 percent more” than the people who only have a high-school diploma.
It is said that a well-educated workforce is a key to state prosperity and that college is considered the great equalizer, but rising school costs and crushing debt for students in the United States are beginning to take their toll. Community college enrollment has been on the decline for many years, and the trend may not reverse anytime soon (citation), yet steps to encourage college attendance are already being taken. Free community college for responsible students over the span of two years has already been proposed by former President Barack Obama (citation), while states such as Tennessee, Oregon, and Minnesota are offering some form of free college. Free community college is a very controversial subject with many opposing viewpoints, but the advantages of free education, such as an increased number of educated individuals, less student debt, and more educational freedom, could outweigh the potential disadvantages.
We are living in an era where families are paying as much as six figures for their children’s higher education. The inquiry students and families are making is if higher education worth the price, time and investment? By focusing on student debt the author overlooks a deeper problem that has to do with how much students need to reciprocate once their education is finished. Scholar Philip Oreopoulous refutes the popular media claim that every student is in debt due to borrowing too much capital. He argues,
I don’t want to fail and have to take the class over again or take an extra semester of classes because I didn’t pass one with a high enough proficiency to move on. I also have second thoughts about being here at all. Many people are gaining college educations and are unable to find work after graduation. This leaves them jobless and in major debt. This is a contributing factor to the growing number of graduates who move in with their parents again after they
Various authors today are still writing about the ongoing issue of poverty and the ways to climb out of it. Brink Lindsey, the Cato Institute 's vice president for research, writes about not only the importance of a college degree, but also the financial strain it has on the families funding it. Brink Lindsey, has written that the income of college graduates has risen from below 50% in 1980 to 85% in 2008, and those without an education are barely able to attain a menial income, insufficient of their needs. “Tuition costs have galloped far ahead of inflation, while many in the working class have seen their incomes stagnate or slip” (Lindsey). “A lack of money is the
The main difference is that the honors students are guaranteed credit for the class, but an AP student may not receive a credit at all because they do not pass the final exam. Tierney also states “The courses cover too much material and do so too quickly and superficially. In short, AP courses are a forced march through a preordained subject, leaving no time for a high-school teacher to take her or his students down some path of mutual interest. The AP classroom is where intellectual curiosity goes to die.” By taking a different course such as an honors class students are able to gain more learning and go into depth with the
They fail to ‘find your [their] passion,’” because the whole school processes do not allow them to (Deresiewicz 11). They have been told that they have to go to the best school, to be the best, from a young age. Then they come to school and have millions of options for graduate school in any field in the labor force. The problem with telling them to find their passion is that “most of us do not know how and that is precisely how we arrived at Yale, by having a passion for success”’ (Deresiewicz 11). After graduation, they choose jobs that are incredible, but the student becomes miserable because the school failed to prepare them to find their