College Education Essay

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As the former president of Harvard University, Derek Bok wrote “The most obvious purpose of college education is to help students acquire information and knowledge by acquainting them with facts, theories, generalizations, principles, and the like. This purpose scarcely requires justification.” America needs educated citizens to help maintain the level of intelligence we have in society. Students need to be taught to their specific career and the knowledge needed in that career. Though education students are strengthened for their futures as good citizens. College is a more specialized form of the education they have received throughout their entire schooling and will need for their careers. College prepares students for the future by specializing…show more content…
By getting a college degree, it helps to ensure that you are qualified for the job that you would like. For example, Andrew Delbanco writes in his article that a college degree is a minimum qualification for entry into the skilled labor market (Delbanco 506). Also David Leonhardt, a writer for the New York Times, wrote that the pay gap between college graduates and everyone else is higher than ever before according to an analysis of Labor Department statistics (Leonhardt). In addition, many adults believe that college is very important. An example of this is the cartoon on the right which helps to illustrate the importance of a college education using a comical dialogue. Delbanco also writes about the fact that a college education helps to raise the salary of the job. He writes that college graduates make more money (Delbanco 506). He also writes that a college education will help to shape Americans into educated citizens and can help citizens to contribute to society. He talks about this when he writes “College education provides an educated citizenry…College graduates should be able to understand the ideas and practices of democratic education”(Delbanco 507). College education also helps to provide for citizenship. Delbanco explains this when he writes “College helps people to enjoy their lives and opens their senses and minds to different experiences”(Delbanco 508). He writes about how when he first introduced this he did not emphasize as deeply what this meant he said it “plainly and passionately”(Deblanco 508). College education prepares students for their future by creating an educated group of citizens for our roles in
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