The normal for what jobs expected before was just a high school diploma. Now jobs have raised their expectations so high that McDonald 's, a fast-food chain that everyone saw as the place you get a job at when you’re just that desperate, doesn’t even accept workers without at least an associate’s degree. If a fast-food place is asking for at least a two-year college degree, higher paying jobs are now asking for at least a bachelor’s degree. This change in what is expected has taken a huge toll on everyone looking for employment. When college kids graduate then need a job right away to start paying off those loans.
Once ... ... middle of paper ... ...roblematic because the students miss critical experience of work and communication on a professional level in their area of study. Not only are they more than likely exposing themselves on social media but decreasing their chances of getting hired and being more counterproductive! In today’s time, colleges have slowly turned education into a commodity and made a market. People are continually informed that going to college is the essential difference in our competitive job market. The numbers are often neglected, and people are misled to believe that everyone is meant to go to college.
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.
Most people can find a job in their field, but the amount of people who can not find a job in their field is increasing. “Unequal outcomes from college have always been a fact of life, but there is evidence that the dispersion of outcomes has increased” (Haltom). If a person ha a lower income job, it is not always because they did not have a college education. “1 percent of taxi drivers and roughly 3 percent of bank tellers had a college degree” (Haltom). This shows that even though some people have a college education, they could not find jobs in their field and had to take jobs that they less likely wanted.
The article I chose was the essay written by Marty Nemko, “We send too many students to college”. He began his article by pointing out that students who do not do well in high school often drop out of college and end up getting jobs such as McDonalds and Burger King. Also, they left college knowing the same thing they came in with and also emotionally devastated about leaving school. He also said that some of those who did do well in high school often did not even graduate and began working at the same jobs. Those who stay are not guaranteed a job when they graduate college, many end up working at McDonalds or Burger King.
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.
in Paulynice). Having continual absenteeism in college creates a negative impact on a student’s academic achievement. In order to achieve good grades, students need to be present for all of their classes. Levine, Judith R. collected data that shows the decrease in a student’s absences results in a higher grade (Paulynice). Encouragement plays a huge role to a student’s success in college, without any type of encouragement some students may not be committed.
On the contrary, not all high school students who are going to after-school jobs are doing it to keep up with the latest and hottest trends. Many students are working part-time jobs so they can pay for postsecondary education, but even then a part-time job may not get a student where they want to be. According to D’Arcy Jenish, et al., Laura Weaver once said, “I know my education is going to cost a lot more than I’ve saved” (par.1). Also, some high-school students do not have the choice of working. Many students come from broken homes or single parent families and lack adequate financial support so they want things that most youth have they will have to work for it.
College is the best time of a person’s life. This may be true for some, but for adult students it is usually anything but the best time of their life. Adult students, often referred to as nontraditional students, are entering college in record numbers. The influx of nontraditional students can be attributed to a number of reasons. Many adults have found themselves unemployed since the onset of the recession in the United States, and cannot find suitable work.
It can be argued that taking a gap year is just a waste of time and money, but that is not entirely true. Since these students were not forced to go to college as soon as high school ended and realized their love for learning, they tend to be the ones who take more from their classes and the education that they are paying for. Even though the gap year seems like a bad idea in society, to not go to college directly after high school, having a year off has proven