Most students will acquire a huge debt in college forcing them to find a job or multiple jobs to support themselves. In the study, “The Myth of the Student Loan Crisis” it disagrees that student loans are a problem, but the numbers of students who have earned a degree and do not use it in their field of work is astronomically growing. Student loans are causing people to have to settle for low-paying jobs, because they are having to pay month to month. Per a study by Jesse Rothstein most people with college loans will have a low-paying public job like waiting tables or becoming a secretary. People go to college and major in a subject because they want to love and be successful in their job.
In the article, “Freedom to Fail? The Board’s Role in Reducing College Dropout Rates.” by Stan Jones says, “ To retain students, boards should consider an approach to governance that reduces the time it takes for a student to graduate, lessens the number of choices, and provides more predictability and structure.”(Jones, Stan 20-23) At least the Boards and Government is taking charge of this issue because college dropout increasing and that can affect the future of this country. Although going to college in the United States is a high demand, there are many students who drop out in their first year school due to, high tuition, inadequate academic preparations and how their raised. One of the main reasons why students drop out is because of how they are raised. Parenthood is very important in a child’s life.
Most colleges require that their students be well-rounded by taking classes that have nothing to do with their career path. Campus Explorer explains that: “Distribution requirements were c... ... middle of paper ... ...they cannot find a job then the multiply years they spent of college will be wasted. Many of the high paying jobs that were once offered to these graduates have gone overseas leaving them to work the same minimal wage jobs as those who never bothered to go to college. While there are many people who believe that going to college is required for a better life, there are better and cheaper options available to those potential students. They could volunteer, become an intern, start their own business, go to trade school, or earn a certificate; there are lots possibilities.
Attributes that contribute to a student failing in college is the lack of skills that prepares students for a higher education. One major key to becoming successful in college is motivation, which is what most students who fail to graduate lack. Frequent tardiness and absenteeism leads to a decrease in a student’s desire to attend class promptly. As reported by DiLallo in Paulynice’s article, “According to a survey that was conducted by the Higher Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles, 33 percent of students said they skipped class frequently, and 63 percent of students said they showed up late for class frequently” (qtd. in Paulynice).
In high school, counselors push students to attend college first, and think about their loans later, without actually explaining how difficult it might be for some. It may be especially difficult for those students that are the first in the family, because they do not know what will happen, and how it will happen. Many are left to figure that out by themselves, learning as they continue their postsecondary education. While these students are left fending for themselves, it is clear to see how unethical some colleges act in providing an education. From 2008-2014, graduation rates remained below 70%, dropping to as low as 60% in some private for profit schools (DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CITATION).
It is shown that not many graduates go to college after taking the year off and that is caused by lack of motivation. They had time off to relax and they do not want to go back to the stress. In high school there are people rooting for you to advance in education and go on to college. After having a year off you could lose that motivation. This is why there is a lot of negative reviews on this topic.
If they wait to go to school, it could also put a delay on their career. Then when they do want to go to start going back to college to get a degree, it will become harder to start going back. Also, there are the students that take a break during the middle of their college years and this can hurt them also. Not every student sees taking a break as a bad thing. Many will take a gap year to learn new things through personal experience and not in an academic setting.
Not only does it seem as if they are being pressured into attending college by their high school counselors and parents but also by their own classmates as most of them are going so many don’t want to feel out of place and they attend anyways. Due to society make it seem as if college is a necessity people feel the need to attend but also as if it is just a way to “temporarily get them out of the way…” (Bird 374) Today even some sociologist believe that college has become an institution so people just accept it without question. That’s wrong because people make it seem as if you won’t get far in life if you don’t have or get a college degree. But that shouldn’t be the case because in the past many jobs were done by people
Unfortunately, the era in which a high school dropout could earn a living wage has ended (Tyler 226). A college degree is now almost always a necessity to find a good job and live a comfortable life; however, many students fear the rising cost of education and simply cannot afford the chance of going into
In Caroline Bird’s “College is A Waste of Time and Money”, it’s argued that there are many college students who would be better off if they were to begin working after high school graduation. Colleges and universities can no longer ensure that one will go on to get a better job, getting paid more than they would have without a higher education. However, high school seniors still stress about where they will be attending college, how they’re going to pay for it and what they’re going to study for the next four years. Bird points out how college has changed over the past few decades and how, in turn, it has set many young adults up for disappointment, if nothing else. It seems as though the majority of college students these days aren’t looking to further their education because it’s what they really want, they do it to please their parents, to be accepted by society, or because there’s nothing else for them to do (Bird, 372).