Freeman Hrabowski's Article: College Prepares People For Life

analytical Essay
939 words
939 words

College prepares people for life
Today in American society, one feels pressured and obligated to seek higher levels of education. In the article “College prepare people for life” written by Freeman Hrabowski, he expresses his views on the many aspects in which college prepares one for their life; especially, financially. Having a college degree increases ones ability to get a job in comparison to somebody who has solely a high school diploma. However, many are faced with the irony of having to go into to debt, in order to work towards financial independence and security. In terms of socio economics, those who are stuck by poverty often cannot afford going into debt to exit their current ranking in the qazi caste system of poverty. Many argues that college prepares people for life, however one can disagree due to …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how freeman hrabowski's article, "college prepare people for life," argues that a college degree helps one get jobs, but many are stuck in debt to get out of poverty.
  • Opines that colleges need to reduce the cost of their tuition to help students that are struggling financially. having to pay so much money using loans only prepares them for debt at an early age.
  • Argues that college helps students meet deadlines and manage their time effectively. however, there are so many important life lessons that school doesn't do a good job of teaching us.
  • Explains the benefits of a college education, such as better paying and higher skilled jobs, as well as overall happiness and stability.
  • Opines that higher education plays an important role in u.s. society. it helps individuals attain economic and social success.

You don’t need a college degree to have a good paying job. Not attending college affects ones literacy of financial awareness, their ability to receive a job, and their ability to carry our responsibilities.
First, attending college effects financial awareness. College needs to reduce the cost of their tuition to help students that are struggling financially. The benefit of lowering college tuition fees including the fact that higher education is often a standard job requirement in many fields, but also that lower tuition costs increases the accessibility of education, which in turn creates social mobility that is often beneficial to the economy. Freeman Hrabowski, President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County read an article by New York Times called “College is for Suckers.” He mentions that the article “echoes an increasingly common refrain that college is too expensive, that students are taking unmanageable debt.” (Hrabowski 259). even though Freeman states that there are college prep

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