Education needs to be affordable to all, but the notion that everyone should go to college in order to get a good job ignores reality. Education is an important pillar that facilitates economic well being of a person and improves the human resources in a country across various industries. However, there is an increasing number of Americans enrolling for college degree programs, but there is a mismatch of market requirements and what most people attain. Attaining a college degree is seen as the main avenue through which to attain Middle Class status in America, and this view ignores the fact that degrees do not have similar job prospects as well as the potential of oversupply in college degrees. 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.
I believe that students should not attend college if they are not motivated, or if they intend to pursue a career that does not require a college degree. Not all professions require a person to go to college and earn a degree. For instance, a more physically demanding job, like an electrician, requires skill rather than an actual college degree. People who intend to pursue these occupations should focus on trying to get a job right after graduating high school in order to gain experience. Many believe that a college education will ultimately lead to a higher income, but according to Bird, “there is no real evidence that the higher income of college students is due to college” (376).
Additionally, he argues that going to college isn’t even necessary for success, and that many of the skills needed to succeed in the workplace are already in the successful students not just taught at some college. The text as a whole reveals the ugly truth that colleges are more focused on making money than actually helping their students succeed and because of this fact parents should take action to protect their students from being harmed in the process. Being able to support such bold accusations as Nemko does requires a strong claim along with valid evidence and strong warrants. Although Nemko does have a claim in this article it is not explicitly written in words. Claiming that even though college can be beneficial that does not mean going to college is necessary for everyone.
Getting a higher education in America is necessary even though it is a bit too costly. People do not find college necessary. These people believe college is not for them and are looking for jobs that do not require a college degree. What these people do not realize is that even if a certain job does not require a college degree, it is still necessary for raising the amount of money you can earn by going to college for that specific job. Some people find it easy to get a job they love without earning that college degree.
How can some people struggle when they have a degree from a quality institution, while others can be successful without a college degree or in a field unrelated to their degree? In my opinion, it’s because a college education doesn’t guarantee success. Success is up to many other factors that college often does not teach. I believe that certification tests would be a better replacement for the BA, because they would separate the students with the will and determination from those who are just coasting their way through their courses. Having other forms of means like certification tests would better implement employers with the important resources in determining whether or not applicants for any given job position hold the best qualifications.
Is College Necessary? College isn 't a necessary component to be successful in life but society thinks otherwise. The article “Why We Need Vocational education”, by Mark Phillips explains why and how our education system needs a great amount of work, while “Why College -For-Everyone Is a Sham”, by Diane Ravitch and the article from procon.org explain how college education is not entirely as useful as society makes it sound. Students should go to college to get more educated; not to be more successful that someone else. People are going to college for the wrong reason.
However, students can learn a lot more through experiences that have affected their personal lives. I agree with author Mike Rose’s theory that education needs are reached to obtain a higher academic level by teaching students information that can be related to their personal experiences and mentality. Supporters for liberal education, such as author Allen Bloom believe that college does not meet the country’s standards. In order to achieve a higher lifestyle, students must “sustain himself in the intellectual deserts he is destined to traverse” (3). Bloom agrees that students must not freely develop, and a structure of college life will lead them into an easier life.
There Should Not Be Any Required Courses In College There are many arguments to support the abolishment of core classes in college. One reason is a financial one: a great bulk of tuition money that the students pay to college is for their courses. It is not right to have the college take this money and make the student's decisions for them. The students should have the right to make this decision on their own. This does not only make for unwisely spent funds, but also unhappy students who are therfore not going appreciate a forced class.
Hailey MacGregor Mr. Palmer ENC1101 What is the value of a college education? College education doesn’t ensure a job right out of college, but learning and gaining general knowledge will only push your path to success in a forward direction. People might consider, does four years in college make you more equipped to deal with work situations rather then a person who spent time working in that field? Students complain about the expenses, but if you decide to go to school you choose a major that appeals to you and you discover a career you enjoy, and the payoff will be much larger than without an education. A college education will prepare someone mentally, psychically, and economically for the work force.
Many question the worth of a college degree because of how expensive it is, though some say that the money spent is an investment on a person’s future. One can say that the worth of a college education is within the eye of the beholder. Many q... ... middle of paper ... ...o years, have a well rounded education and everyone should be given an opportunity to receive an education if they choose to. Hence, a college education is not needed to obtain success. Menand’s ideology on reconstructing education to better fit a variety of people while simultaneously stating that college is not essential to succeed.