Throughout the world, students are encouraged to attend high school and continue their education. However, many students find it worthless and become uninspired. They blame the faculty, school policies, and fellow students, when they should be blaming themselves. Unchallenging course work is most likely a sign that the student isn’t taking a hard enough course. During my high school experience, students had the opportunity to take college courses through our high school.
In our educational system today many students tend to drop out early due to the fact of lack of motivation or they can’t be in school anymore. Charles Murray, author of “Are Too Many People Going to College?” states the importance of the educational system in America. He has different viewpoints on whether certain people should attend college or not. The lack of interest in school and learning is playing a major effect on the student’s decisions to attend class. However, many students just attend college for a semester to prove to other people that they can survive college for a small amount of time.
Recent studies show, that a high school education is presently becoming less and less useful. It is stated, “Two-thirds of college professors report that what is taught in high school does not prepare students for college” (Broad, para.3). In high schools, many students see their education and teachers as a joke; they blame their attitudes on the teachers and administration in the high schools because they are too lenient. Students would take their high school education seriously if their teachers and administration were tougher on them and they would not try to get by. High school education needs to be more complex to prepare young adults for the real world and college, if college is to be considered.
With the need of workers with a high dreger who can we be letting people with the education and patient not work. Why do so may find the need to keep the american dream out the reach of many who worked hard for it. The story of so many high school student not be able to attend the school of their dream because they are not ligalal. This is a story I hear often one of a student who has worked so hard and has been able to get good grades be the first in their family to graduates and have no where to go. Some do make it to college, community college that is where they have to work and study because they don't get the help they deserve.
However, for almost all students, they find that this is not the reality. Just like high school, they find that they have to take approximately two years in general studies in order to attend and graduate with the major of their choice. General education classes should not be required because a majority of the information learned has already been covered in past years. Most of the courses do not benefit a student 's major, and the total amount of required hours for these classes can become a big waste of time and money. 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.
Summary Quite a few high school students who are preparing for college are surprised to find out that they have failed college placement tests and they have no other choice but to enroll in remedial courses. This roundabout route from college level education can and will cost students both time and money. By helping each and every student pass remedial courses and successfully enroll into college level courses can significantly increase or improve their chances for success and rise college completion rates. Remedial Education refers to classes that are taken on a college campus that are below college level. Students who are enroll in remedial courses will have to pay for tuition, however, they do not receive college credit for these classes,
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.
As students apply for colleges, many of the seniors fail to meet the requirements that are set because major universities are looking for the best of the best to attend. To attend a major university, students must take the ACT to see if they meet the standards set before they get to attend. College admission counselor, Kat Cohen,stated in an interview "...it becomes necessary to get an SAT/ACT score within the range of the averages at that school, or certain applications won 't even be considered." (Cohen 1)Each school across the nation has its own standard and many schools will twist the truth just to sound better than the other schools. Taking into consideration that every teacher in every school do not give the exact test, saying one school has better grades than another school is a false argument.
Since the school felt I was performing so well on my own in academic classes, they talked my mom and me into doing away with my IEP. Throughout high school, something inside me told me I was better than just an academic student. I wanted to be able to be in honors classes because academic classes were not challenging enough for me. Teachers and other students did not take the academic classes seriously. I asked to be placed in an honors class my junior year; I was told it would be too difficult for me and I would fail.
One of the main reasons why Americans should not go to college is because it is a waste of time. Getting a college degree requires a devotion of a huge amount of time from the students. This time will be spent taking notes in class, doing hours of homework, studying for exams, and hoping that one day all of that hard work will pay off. While this is an important process, this time is also wasted on classes that chosen by the school, not by the student. Most colleges require that their students be well-rounded by taking classes that have nothing to do with their career path.