Today’s American education system forces high school graduates to go attend a four-year university because society believes that to be considered smart, that is what all graduates should do; this causes issues with vocational schooling and hands on jobs as there are not many kids going into those fields. America’s education system is far from perfect. According to Jill Barshay, “Among the 35 industrialized nations that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the U.S. now ranks thirty-first in education.” America has some work to do in this sector. Starting from the beginning of the
It has taken many years for people in society to break out of the norms and expectations of how to grow up and live in the world. A huge factor in this “revolution”: attending college. Whether it is taking a gap year to discover the world and the waiting opportunities, or simply running with it all after high school to work, attending college isn’t considered a given anymore. Now not all cases are the same for every person, therefore they can only decide what is the best path for them after high school. Still, the benefits of a being a college graduate will never be diminished.
Moreover, we have no excuse of being not educated. The more education you have in America the less stress you will have into in the future, as it provides opportunities for a career and financial security. The American dream is about education being the key to what young kids aspire to be. If you are educated and successful, people will respect you for what you do and young kids will look up to you in many different ways and you can
The first thing that they might bring up is that college education makes more money which in return can pay off your student loans as said, “While the income for those with a bachelor 's degree was $65,482, and $92,525 for those with advanced degrees.  The median income for families headed by a bachelor 's degree holder was $100,096 in 2011.” (college-education) The next point they might bring up is that more and more jobs are requiring people to have some sort of college degree as said here, “According to a June 2016 study, 99% of job growth (or 11.5 million of 11.6 million jobs) between 2010 and 2016 went to workers with associate 's degrees, bachelor 's degrees or graduate degrees.  Based on economy and job projections calculated by Georgetown University, in 2018, approximately 63% of jobs will require some college education or a degree.”(college-education) The last point is that they might bring up is the employment rate of college students is very good compared to a high school diploma as said here, “In 2015, 6.2% of college graduates were underemployed (insufficient work), compared to 12.9% of high school-only graduates and 18.7% of people without a high school diploma.”(college-education) Is college education still worth it to you? Is the
These people knew that hard work may allow them to be the best they could be, and even amass great wealth during the process, and if they didn’t become very successful that it was very possible that their children could. The optimism present in the lives of those in the 1920s fueled the American Dream and
People who attend college are more likely to succeed, have financial stability, and are able to get steady jobs. Many Americans who attend college go on to have very successful lives. To begin, some people believe that because of the price of college, it “encourages children, parents and schools to aim low.” (Leonhardt). This could be a result of their parents not encouraging them
But the thing with the ability is, where do you get such abilities? Well at college, and while you 're obtaining those abilities, you 're going to get yourself in debt. While you 're in debt and trying to pay it off, it 's difficult to find a job because most companies have switched over to artificial intelligence to do their labor for cheaper. It 's only going to get more difficult for americans to achieve the american dream had been formed after years and years of opportunity that seems to now disappear more and more each decade that passes, and it 's quite concerning for not only people who go through this currently but I 'm sure for anyone reading this, you 've read the statistics, a good majority of college grads and current students alike have taken out loans to pay for their education and from multiple sources, it can take from 10 to 21 years for the average college graduate with a bachelors degree to pay off their student
Opening: Hi, I am Brien and today, I am going to prove to you that getting a college degree is worth it. For example, people with college degrees earn a significant amount of money more than people with a high school diploma. According to US News, Among millennials ages 25 to 32, median annual earnings for full-time working college-degree holders are $17,500 greater than for those with high school diplomas this shows the wage difference between people who are college graduates, and people with high school diplomas, and it proves the point that you should go to college. And that a high school diploma will not be enough. Secondly, college graduates have a higher chance of getting a job and earn much more money than those who don’t go to college.
The idea that you need to have a four year college degree is being introduced to children without any alternative options being presented. The youth need to understand that “companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook are focusing more on whether a candidate has hard skills than if a candidate has a degree” (Houlihan). An introduction to many different jobs, including middle and low skills jobs, will provide children with more options to consider as they grow up. The stigma surrounding jobs like plumbers and electricians is that they are low paying jobs for low class workers. In reality, electricians made a median pay of $52,720 with the highest 10 percent making over $90,000 in 2016 (“Occupational Outlook Handbook”).
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. Most Americans without a degree have to work more, for less, just so they can support themselves and their family.