A rising issue in today’s society is deciding whether or not college is worth the cost. There is an extreme amount of pressure that is forced upon high school students by parents, teachers, and peers to further their education and attend college. However, there is research that challenges the thought that college is the best possible path for a person to take. College may be a great investment for some people, but it is not meant for everyone. This is supported by the arguments that colleges are expensive, jobs do not always require a college degree, and students are forced to choose a lifestyle before being exposed to the real world.
He agrees that college is a good investment for people who are willing to work hard. However, he also mentions that college is not for everyone, and we must realize that not everyone is fit for higher education. Even though the price of college has risen tremendously the amount of graduates has risen almost every year.
Keane begins with stating the median price a college degree student makes above a high school graduate student, which is very intriguing. Keane goes on to say that what we all are told about a college education being important, because you are better likely to find a job and make more money is all true and the gap will only get thicker through the years because “future jobs will require greater levels of skills” (IDK). Although, is college needed for those skills? Keane believes the other options for an example, trade school and work experience provides you with exactly and only what you need on a desired field; you learn hands on and gain the experience to work straight into your field in a shorter amount of time. I will use this information to imply to the reader that it is not college that makes you smart, getting into college is actually proving your abilities through test scores, but, depending on what you would like to have a career in could change what track you take to achieve the education you
Going to College I think college will be stricter than high school. Stressful, more responsibility, the lifestyle is different. Theme I think money is big dill because if you do something to get in trouble and take you out four a whole year.
In recent discussions of unemployment, a controversial issue has been whether a college education is worth the oppressive debt that colleges thrust upon their students. From this perspective, obtaining a preeminent education is not valued above the threat of student loans that constantly loom over the possessor. On the other hand, however, others argue that a college education constructs the building blocks for undergraduates to pursue more than just a job or career. In the words of one of this view’s main proponents, “Post secondary education should help students to discover what they love to do, to get better at it, and to develop that ability to continue learning so that they become agents of change- not victims of it,” (Roth). According to this view, secondary education develops a student’s ability to rise above change and are not lost to its enormous list of victims.
Poverty and education share a relationship with one another and in order to fix the problems associated with poverty the problems with education must first be addressed. Another way that economical factors play a role in education is the cost of college. Due to the high expenses that come with college, many families cannot afford to send their children to universities. This means students have to apply for loans, which can take years to pay off. By reducing the cost of tuition more students would be able to go to college.
Delbanco explains how students have changed their reasons for attending a college when he states, “...yet on the assumption that immersing themselves in learning for the sheer joy of it, with the aim of deepening their understanding of culture, nature, and, ultimately, themselves, is a vain indulgence” (222). Secondary education has become too expensive for learning to be an indulgence. Students only go to college to get a degree in order to gain a high paying career. Davidson explains how dire the situation with low paying job is by saying how the process should work, “Only through productivity growth can the average quality of human life improve” (339). Unfortunately, the productivity growth only leaves a bigger pay gap.
when they criticize colleges for not focusing on the right priorities to aid undergraduate learning. If for-profit colleges were truly focused on undergraduate learning, they wouldn’t pile so much debt on them that it’s nearly impossible to get out of it. Furthermore, in a speech made by Sir Ken Robinson called “Changing Education
In his article, Mark Edmundson discusses an ever increasing problem orbiting around university education– the misconception that studying something that could land you a high paying job trumps studying something that you love for the sole reason that you wouldn’t be able to earn as high as an income with that field of study. Edmundson also brings up the fact that before students get to college, they’re being told who they all their lives. Whether it be by their parents, their teachers, coaches —whoever, by the time most people get to that next step of their lives they don’t have their own definition of who they are. And that’s Edmundson argues what the main point of college is; discovering who you are and what you love. It’s not about preparing
In Carey 's argument there 's one reason why for profit colleges have an advantage and that is because these colleges provide courses that bankrupt colleges can’t provide (par.12). In the article by Clark, Jane Bennett points out that other vocational students, for-profit schools represent a forceful option to public and nonprofit colleges. Also in the article by Surowiecki, James he claims that “The schools offer classes at night, online and in weeks-long sessions year-round, making them "much more flexible" than traditional colleges for-profit colleges looked like the future of education. Targeting so-called “nontraditional students”—who are typically older, often have jobs, and don’t necessarily go to school full time—they advertised aggressively to attract business, claiming to impart marketable skills that would lead to good jobs”. Another reason from Carey 's Argument“The federal government has every right to regulate the billions of taxpayer dollars it is pouring into the pockets of for-profit shareholders.(para 11) “The sooner abusive colleges are prevented from loading students with crushing debt in exchange for low-value degrees, the better.”.
Falling into the Economic hole. “College is part of the American Dream, It shouldn’t be part of a financial nightmare for families” – Barbara Mikuski Part of the American Dream is to go to college and get a degree in order to better your family situation. What we fail to notice is that obtaining the American Dream is getting harder by the minute.
Summary Freeman Hrabowski talks about how to improve the shortcomings of university attendees, especially those who are minorities and majored in science and engineering. According to him, we must first set high expectations which will drive students. It is all about having a thorough understanding, and not just enough to barely make it through. He states that secondly, a community has to be built among students by working in groups in order to support, understand and trust one another, as well as helping each other succeed. Hrabowski then explains how it takes researchers to produce researchers meaning, we have to expose the upcoming generations to the many exciting fields available to keep the fields and their enthusiasm alive.