In today’s world, many will argue that going to college isn’t necessary and others will say it’s a necessity. There are many people who don’t have a college degree and manage to succeed in life, but nowadays it’s definitely important. There is so much competition to get hired and people are now required to have a bachelor’s. At least, they give you priority if they see you have an education. Many people think that having a degree is worthless because of the debt that you may go into; but that degree will help you have a better future.
In this essay I will argue why students think it is best to attend college, why people think that college is a waste of time and money, and how a college education can be a blessing but also be a heartache. The key motive for students to attend college is not because it is a want, but they have to. Furthermore, most high school graduating seniors are under pressure by their school counselor(s) and their parents to go enroll in college because it is “the best thing for your future.” In an essay written by Caroline Bird, called “College is a Waste of Time and Money”, she states that students go to college because “. . .
Some people go to further their education right when they get their high school diplomas. People already have jobs that do not require a college degree while others just do not have the money to go to college. Although college is extremely important, those are reasons people find it unnecessary to go to college. Even though it is expensive in America, college is still very necessary. Works Cited Blad, Evie.
Education needs to be affordable to all, but the notion that everyone should go to college in order to get a good job ignores reality. Education is an important pillar that facilitates economic well being of a person and improves the human resources in a country across various industries. However, there is an increasing number of Americans enrolling for college degree programs, but there is a mismatch of market requirements and what most people attain. Attaining a college degree is seen as the main avenue through which to attain Middle Class status in America, and this view ignores the fact that degrees do not have similar job prospects as well as the potential of oversupply in college degrees. This paper focuses on reasons as to why not all students should get the four years bachelor’s degree and offers alternatives to these programs.
Many people feel as though college is just a meaningless and a waste of time but little do they know college allows students to explore what their passionate about and making an investment for yourself. Majority of the kids that graduate from high school and go straight into the workforce it due to the fact that they don’t know what their passionate about and they don’t know what they want to do with their life. When President Obama visited Pellissippi State Community College in Knoville, Tennesse with his remarks toward Education and college he stated
By feeling that way high school graduates feel forced to attend college just so people would not criticize. We live in a society where having a Bachelor’s Degree is a big deal now and not having one means that you are not going anywhere in life. Charles argues that society is the reason why this is happening. “Today, if you do not get a Bachelor’s Degree, many people assume it is because you are too dumb or too lazy. And all this because of a degree that seldom has interpretable substantive meaning”.
Many students see college as the stepping stone to a successful career and a happy life. Which can be true for some, however, many overlook whether college will actually help them succeed, or if college will truly be right for them. College is expensive and it is not for every kid who graduates high school, although it is marketed that way, high school graduates must think critically about their decision. Should I take some time away from school, to know myself better? What do I intend to do for a career?
Many Americans believe that getting higher education implies finding a high-paying job. Therefore, parents assuming that attending college guarantee for employment, convince their children to attend college although their children may not want to apply to. However, many people still can be successful in their life without any college degrees. For example, David Geffen, billionaire founder of Geffen Records and co-founder of DreamWorks. Dropped out of college after completing one year.
According to Charles Murray, “Although, in today’s society many people will assume that you’re too lazy to get that degree.” Charles Murray point is that, even though you can’t finish college doesn’t mean that you can’t be successful. A lot of people have dropped out of college and were very successful people due to motivation and guidance from others in life. In college, many students are dropping out from a lack of interest in learning. The experience of receiving a higher education can be more difficult than others. A reason in which would cause this is by no motivation or desire to learn anymore.
The truths many people aren’t willing to admit are getting a college degree will lead people to better careers too. People don’t need a college degree to be successful, but having an education is important, along with a desire to continue to learn, work hard, and adapt. Works Cited "The College Dropouts Hall of Fame." The College Dropouts Hall of Fame: Famous College Dropouts, Successful College Dropouts, and Rich College Dropouts. Bloomberg, 2011.