Does University Really Help Our Youth?

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Adolescents are often told that when they get into high school they need to work towards getting into a university, find a high profit career, marry, have many children, and live happily ever after. This Disney life story has been spoon feed into just about all our mouths and some of us are choking it down, but why? As the school system become increasingly more challenging to combat other countries we strive to be beat in the game of “my people are better than yours” we need to ask ourselves, are we doing the children of America an injustice? There are universities and community colleges just about everywhere you look, most spanned out over the states, while some decided to take the digital route and become an online college. Many of these colleges were created decades ago and must all men went to school for a greater education and following a little after them were woman. If all of these people were once flocking into colleges what stopped? One position on whether or not colleges are worth it state Colleges do not seem worth it because they are just a means for certain people get just get more money. According to the U.S News and World Report in a review over if college is now worth it they wrote, “In 2010, recent college graduates left school owing an average of $25,250 in student loans--the highest amount ever.” Then then later add even more troubling news to those wondering the truth about college stating, “According to the College Board, going to college costs between three and four times as much as it did 20 years ago. About a year ago, the nation’s cumulative student debt surpassed credit card debt for the first time, and it could grow to $1 trillion by the end of this year.” $1 trillion dollars is an extremely large nu... ... middle of paper ... ... (Brandon) Carnevale, Anthony. "College Graduates Earn Higher Pay." 17 11 2011: n. page. Web. 9 Dec. 2013. . (Carnevale) Carey, Kevin. "Economy Puts a Premium on Postsecondary Skills." 17 11 2011: n. page. Web. 9 Dec. 2013. . (Carey) "Is a College Degree Still Worth It?." U.S News and World Report n.d., n. pag. Web. 8 Dec. 2013. . ("U.S News and World Report " ) Vedder, Richard. "Going to College Is a Mistake for Many." 17 11 2011: n. page. Web. 9 Dec. 2013. . (Vedder)
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