The financial burdens that college leaves with the families and students needs to be addressed as student loans keep racking up over time. The cost of tuition for colleges has risen drastically over the years and has bounded students to only one or two college choices to choose from and at some points tearing away the opportunity to go to their dream college. However, one reason college has driven up in price is because the value it brings with it’s degrees, but it should not limit those who can not afford the worthy degree. College should be cheaper as it will ease financial burdens and broaden the choices of those wanting to attend
Children cost money to take care of, but so does their education. College graduates with children who are planning to attend college have to not only pay back their debts but their children’s schooling too. Once those children graduate then it starts the cycle over again. Moral of the story is that college is a ripple affect when it comes to money all because of the timing of debts being
Have you ever deemed the modern college admissions process unfair? In the article by Frank Bruni tilted “College Aadmission Sshocker” he explores the increased greed of the universities at the expense of the students. Bruni is able to establish a well thought out and cunning satire about the insane practices in modern day universities, through the use of the rhetorical devices wit and incongruity. The article well establishes incongruity throughout the piece helping develop a strong satire. As colleges strive for the top percent of students each year Stanford university decides to kick it up a notch: ¨ … Which had dropped to a previously uncharted low of 5 percent last year - plummeted all the way to its inevitable conclusion of 0 percent¨.
Increase In College tuition “Given the best of all possible worlds, I would make a few changes. I would place emphasis on increasing the amount of funding that goes into programs like Pell Grants, that purely and simply award funds to students who really cannot afford full tuition” (Vest). In this world their are so many American students that do not have the money for college, so they settle for low paying jobs for example fast food restaurants and Nursery workers. Almost all these jobs are minimum wage these type of jobs do not require and type of special training because it’s just a JOB. There are so many American students that don’t have the opportunity to go to college because of many issues, but the main issue of students not being able
And in between, students are driven to take low paying and high paying jobs against their own consent, their interests are altered, personal decisions must be taken according to financial situations, and people dare to reject education (Choi, 32). Student loan debt weighs on billions of shoulders in the world and it is nearly impossible to be oblivious to all the harm that it has done and all the factors it takes part in affecting that it shouldn’t. If awareness could be raised and colleges would only consider to at least reduce tuition rather than eliminate it, that would still help do the nation well and commence improvement. An education must serve to inspire imagination and to motivate creativity in as many fields as possible. A society that is excellent is a society that presents opportunities for each and every member.
His key point is that, although many students are motivated learners, students rarely pursue their passion, and this creates a joyless and poor environment for students. In his essay, Zinsser successfully uses irony to express the severity of self-induced pressures college students experience, and he effectively uses a metaphor to show the greatest weakness American education faces. Zinsser’s essay is effective as the author uses an ironic story to convey that students induce
However, impoverished students are constantly being deprived of a college diploma as their wealthy peers continue with their postsecondary degree. “The Diploma Divide” was able to effectively showcase the discrepancy among students with varying economic status. With the use of emotional appeals, a dispirited tone, and a genre with high prestige, “The Diploma Divide” could possibly bridge the gap between people with different socioeconomic status so that a college education can be accessible to all. After all, America is a place of endless opportunities, so why don’t we grant equal
In “College Pressures” by William Zinsser, leader of one of the residential colleges at Yale University, the author describes the different amount of pressures that students struggle with in college. Because of his position at the university, he constantly noticed the students around him and the anxiety that was radiating off them. He believes that economic pressures cause students to feel anxious about paying back student loans after college. However, parental pressure leads students to make decisions that their parents would be happy with because of the feeling of guilt and wanting to please them. Peer and self-induced pressures are also mentioned in Zinsser’s essay.
According to “College Pressures” by William Zinsser, there are four varieties of pressures: economic pressure, parental pressure, peer pressure, and self-induced pressure. As I was reading the text I kept a minor self-discussion trying to acknowledge what types of pressures I relate most to least. Unsurprisingly, I felt mostly related to both the connection of peer and self-induced pressure. As a student, I have experienced in multiple occasions where I’m in a classroom and the instructor is getting understandable feedback from my peers, and I’m the only one who is puzzled even though I had good grades. However, it did not stop there… I began to give into my anxiety and became psychologically depressed because I kept doubting my own
He is frustrated because he is a former principal and knows the effect of an exceptional teacher on the students. He even cites a study that says that if a student has superb teacher for even one year, they will most likely attend college and make more money than their peers. He is concerned for the students and principals that will be forced to but up with
A college’s main sours of revenue in tuition money which as previously stated, is four hundred percent more expensive than twenty years ago. People who are seeking the traditional path into the work force are forced to pay these crazy high prices and are enticed by a pretty residential life and the thought of new found independents. The reality of student debt have not set in yet. Student debt is at an all-time high with an average of 29,000 dollars per student. Because of the tradition of going to school and the amazing residential lives, it can be easy to recognize the severity of the situation you are putting yourself in.
William Zinsser writes in the selection, “College Pressures” about the social, political, and economic pressures of going to a major university and how it encourages students uniformity and overachieving. Zinsser states numerous times when students ask for help to balance a normal life, while still satisfying the needs of themselves, their peers, and their parents. While he explains all of this, it is hard to believe that he is not only exposing a difficult situation, but also trying to bring change to this situation. Many times Zinsser explains how everyone wants to take the “right” road, which is the safe, easy choice for students to get them exactly where they want to go in a safe way. Even if that is truly not what they want to do, or what
One argument against the payment of college athletes are the scholarships they receive. “The notion that a full scholarship is not a fair exchange for athletic services provided to a university—regardless of how much money an athletic department generates from those services—is ridiculous” (Whitlock). College is very expensive to attend, and with so many students going into thousands of dollars of debt, it is a privilege that some athletes are lucky to receive. Whitlock also argues that the money the athletes will receive from the schools will go towards the purchase of drugs and alcohol, and other unnecessary things. After researching this topic, my opinion is that college athletes should be paid.
When they go to start the path of finding a career, they find instead piles of debt from their education. So many student borrowers are falling further and further behind in their payments, postponing purchases of cars and places to live, or putting their social lives on a shelve. Jason Delisle, who wrote the New America paper, “blames skyrocketing graduate school debt on changes to federal loan programs that essentially allow grad students unlimited borrowing. The more students can borrow, the more schools can charge.” Americans almost universally believe that a college degree is the key to success and getting ahead—and the data shows that, generally speaking, college graduates still fare far better financially than those with just a high school diploma. But for those who are saddled
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,