The US as a nation is being left behind by other governments that have focused on funding education. Students in other nations are taking advantage of the educational tools and service... ... middle of paper ... ...ents interested in continuing their education and have become very popular in high school throughout the nation. There is no doubt that with the rise in college tuition each year, more and more students are thinking about college twice. We are falling behind as a society due to our lack of education and motivation to meet our goals. With the rising costs of tuitions, students are forced to find alternatives such as attending community college, enrolling in a two year degree program, duel enrollment in high school, etc.
Success in life is not always preceded by an educational degree, maybe that’s why college dropout rates increase. Many students don’t finish college for different reasons; whether it is personal or educational. A personal reason that may affect a student in college is because of how their raised. Another reason is that majority of students dropping out from college admits that they are under prepared for college level work. There are many other reasons why students drop out, however the main reason why students are dropping out of college is because of the drastic increase in tuition.
The average student also graduates with ove... ... middle of paper ... ...uates felt that college didn’t prepare them good enough for employment, especially in their technical reasoning abilities. Also a 2011 survey found that 57% of Americans felt higher education was not worth the money spent. Not every high school student figures out what they want to do by the age of 18, many go to college and are given to opportunity to figure it out there by using the vast amount of resources given to them, including job fairs and internships. In fact, over 80% of students complete an internship before they graduate, giving them experience. These internships are usually only give experience for high-skilled jobs, jobs that are similar to most jobs that college students go to school for.
A copious amount of research has been done on the impact a part-time job has on high school students. There has also been an abundant amount of research done on ways to work around all the downfalls to holding down a part-time job while trying to remain a student in good standing. Students may want to reconsider juggling a part-time job and their priority of getting an education. So is holding down a part-time job and attending high school going to be better or worse for a student academically? According to Amy Saltzman,“Studies show that high school students who work during the school year-- especially if they put in more than twenty hours a week--have poor grades, fewer extracurricular activities and a higher rate of drug use and other delinquent behavior”(pa... ... middle of paper ... ...cience Monitor 26 Feb. 2001: 11+.
They (students) often find it very difficult to support themselves, their families and go to college at the same time. Many have dependent children and enroll part time as well. The can’t afford to pay for their own education, which forces them to quit or drop out. And even the president suggests that they have to do more for these students in need so these students can enjoy their future. Most of these students find the academics very chal... ... middle of paper ... ...ive strategies.
College debts also have frightened the future students into not applying for college. Almost half of all adults 18-34 cannot afford the price of college anymore ("Here 's Your Crisis: Student Loan Debt Isn 't a Myth"). Those who do go to college most likely cannot start a business or continue their career path because of the extraneous debt they
In fact, we barely made it to the top thirty in academic rankings last year. So why are countries like China and Singapore beating us to the punch? The answer is simple. They care more. The schools care enough to invest in better teachers and to teach a truly rigorous curriculum.
Similar to how there are many reasons why a student drops out, there are multiple effects that occur because of the drop out rate; when a student drops out, it can negatively affect the country financially. With the increasing amounts of students dropping out, the nation is struggling. “The nation can no longer afford to have more than one-quarter of its students leave high school without a diploma. High schools must be improved to give all students the excellent education that will prepare them for college and a career, and to be productive members of society” (Alliance). As mentioned before, people expect things to be handed to them by the government, they think that they are entitled to it.
Many students who have not worked during high school find it harder to find jobs, when it is more necessary, while they are in college than students with experience do. Some students are required to work during their post-secondary education to pay for bills, education, etc. The experienced students will find it a lot easier not only find work, but to manage t... ... middle of paper ... ... my pleasure. I would usually spend two hundred in the first few days on additions to my wardrobe and the rest I would budget out for throughout the week. Because I was on the run so much I often ate out and had to put away money for that, plus my transportation and money for emergencies.
Since most of these students come to school without a specific major in mind, this unpreparedness gives them time to move from one career to the other as they look for a career that is suitable for them. In addition to that, universities give students time to change to a major in their second year depending on their ability and interest. The article, “Chinese Students’ Choice of College Majors” support the selection of a major after joining college, “Re-choosing college majors allows students, after two years of study in their college major, to get a chance to transfer to a different major, based on the university assessment of interest and academic performance that best suits their interests and abilities” (Li 36). This selection after joining college also give these students the advantage to familiarize with the school operation and administration as they go about the processes of changing their majors from one faculty to the other. But even with doing all these activities after joining, the students will have to incur a cost and also waste much time unlike those who had selected their majors before joining college.