This paper focuses on reasons as to why not all students should get the four years bachelor’s degree and offers alternatives to these programs. Having a college degree increases one’s job prospects, but with increased number of graduates there is no guarantee that money spent is worth it. In essence, having university education for all simply seeks to churn out more graduates without focusing on the economic fundamentals and cost implications of college education. Mounting debt burdens on graduates is a cause of concern because this impacts negatively on their financial stability. The promise of a well paying job is not guaranteed meaning that for some students it would be better to engage in vocational areas.
It is more logical to teach students extensively before the time of college, instead of leaving out information and forcing them to attend a school (Murray 225). However, Addison disagrees with this ideology, and believes that a college education is essential to growing up. It is Addison’s belief that one enters the college experience as a rookie (Addison 213). This theory contradicts Murray’s thought that not every person would benefit from a college-level liberal education. Addison also believes that ... ... middle of paper ... ...accessible for all students.
They need to be well rounded. Instead of just focusing on what they intended to major, they should take other classes so that they know more and have a more well rounded education. The problem in college people face is that in high school they are not really pushed to do anything. In high school people have learning disabilities, they go off and are supposed to get extra help to learn the material but they don’t. They just pass without “seeing any real improvement in the student 's performance” (Garibaldi 539).
“Why are general education courses required?” “What do I get from them?” “They have no direct relation to what I would like to do, and what I want to study”. This is what you get when you ask college students about general education courses; they think that they are wasting their time, and money on something that will never help them as they go on with their career. What most students don’t know is that general education courses can help them be successful students in college. As a result of that students don’t take them seriously. There are more ways than one that I can think of, how general education can help you; it will help you be a better person, expose you to different kinds of subjects, and help you be a more well-rounded student.
Additionally, a large number of these students are striving for an education or experience that a four-year college isn’t meant to fulfill. Murray emphasizes that our society has placed a false belief on college degrees. In other words, obtaining a degree doesn’t necessarily make someone creditable or qualified. Murray says that vocational training (training for a specific industry or job field) is the better path to go after high school. Crucial skills and experience are more effectively gained in vocational training, and these types of skills are valued more than a college transcript.
The reason why college instructors should focus on their teaching is because that college student’s emphasis more on getting their college course finish as soon as possible and only taking college course that directly relate to the major or field of interest. This can have a negative effect toward college students. A research shown in Anthony Grafton survey and article “Our Universities: Why Are They Failing?” that only about 50 percent of college and university students persist to graduation, and almost half will not finish a bachelor’s program within six years. College costs are soaring and student loan debt is a huge burden for many. This is leaning toward college students and families financial status problem where college students lack important education in their majoring.
Reeves argues that open admissions are unacceptable and four-year universities should require higher standards for access. He believes these higher standards will increase student work ethic in pursuit of a higher education. Reeves states that the younger generation is expected to attend college; therefore, colleges are allowing open admissions which can be catastrophic to the intellectual growth of America’s youth. He says that student attitudes toward education are ill-mannered and is influencing a lack of attendance, cheating, and grade inflation. Reeves claims that the student ability is questionable, due to the fact that college students lack literacy and the educators are expected to give undeserving grades.
According to Conley, schools need to create a college environment by teaching self management skills while matching their courses with the standard for college readin... ... middle of paper ... ...el of difficulty that it should be on. When the students have to attend difficult college courses, they will not be able to know how to challenge themselves. They may have a difficult college experience. The administration is not doing all that they can be to prepare their students. Students would not only suffer in their post secondary education, but this may go on to affect them in their professional lives.
And it is not easy to change our majors after getting into the colleges. So we need to decide what we learn in University in such a hurry. These students do not have enough time to think about their majors and future career and they cannot change their majors if someday they know what they want to learn. Although education is important that almost all the countries encourage people to study, it does not mean everyone should go to colleges. Education is necessary but college is not necessary for everyone.
During my high school experience, students had the opportunity to take college courses through our high school. This gave the more advanced students a chance to practice the same routine as “normal” students, but still challenge and educate themselves. Abolishing high school would not solve any problems in our educational system. There are many ways to improve upon our school system; however, we need to start at the beginning. In an essay by Harley Tong, high school is portrayed as “a waste of time and a struggle to remain interested in schoolwork.” He continues to describe his own experiences and how they led him to begin his college career two years earlier than most students.