My first reason why general education classes should not be required in college is because the topics that they are learning have already been taught in high school. In a news article by Elise Martorano, she nicely summarizes it by saying,
Every day between kindergarten and senior year of high school, we took classes in almost every subject area. The classes that challenged us in high school are still equally as lik...
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...d be taking classes that they have an interests in and they are more likely to put more effort into it because of this.
In conclusion, college is a huge milestone in a person 's life. What they do with their time and money during those years can be crucial to what they get out of it. General education classes should not be a requirement because they have already been taught a majority of the curricular in high school, some of the classes can have nothing to do with your major, and it can be a waste of money by spending it on classes that they are not interested in. By making it a requirement to take general classes, you are taking away time that they could be devoting to their interests and major. College should be a time where you focus on learning what you are gonna do for the rest of your life, not trying to learn every possible subject that a school can offer.
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