The most important in my case and many low income students is trying to attend college and being able to pay without going into debt. I find myself, since 2010, hearing the same stories of previous college graduate, who have gone into debt by the time they reached their sophomore year of college. Excited to venture out into the “college life,” I begin to notice that paying for college isn’t like paying a couple of fees in high school. Although college has brought many advantages to our society, paying for it hasn’t. By the age of fourteen we enter a whole different atmosphere, to than find out that right as we’re getting comfortable we have to leave our high school life and start fresh in college, but we notice that college is just like high school, except this time around we have to pay to get an education in a “free” country.
Every teenager dreams of getting a car when they turn sixteen, well for me that was a little different. My parents weren’t able to give me a car for my sixteenth birthday at first it made me mad but I knew if I couldn’t have one at the time there was a good reason for it. I rode the bus through all four years in high school. Once I had graduated though I needed a care to be able to get to and from work. My parents decided to buy a new car and lend me their old one, a 2001 venture, I must admit I did not like driving that minivan It made me feel old and it was also super old!
What if kids were told that they shouldn’t go to college but instead start an online business or go to trade school? If kids were told that they had options other than college, maybe the college dropout rate wouldn’t be where it is currently at. In the American Dream 2.0 report which was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and endorsed by state lawmakers, college presidents, civil rights leaders, and business leaders, they give statistics about the dismal state that the U.S. college system is in. Of all of those who enter a U.S. college, “46% fail to graduate within six years”. Of the Hispanic students who attend a U.S. College, “only 42% graduate within 6 years” and the figure for African American students is even lower as “only 37% of African Americans graduate within 6 years”.
This article was written on January of 2014; it was one of Velez’s very own articles that he submitted in school. The article begins about talking about how even college students attending a two-year college may not have be that very successful. As well as there is a small percentage that college students will even make it into their third year of college. Velez’s quoted that “students make their decision to enter college based on limited information,” emphasizing that most students do not even review college brochures or website before attending the university (Velez 1). Velez admits that some of data information may be based of basis information, but it should give a visual picture of what causes college dropouts to happen before most students receive their bachelor’s degree.
The answer is no; many gap year programs offer a college credit. The take-a-break-first concept got a “high-profile boost when Princeton University began its own "bridge year" program last fall. Twenty Princeton freshmen spent nine months this past year not in class but instead working in one of several overseas service programs” (Grose). So even colleges are on board for this gap year program. However some people think that trying to go back to college after a break will be difficult, but they did it in high school after fall or summer break.
High school seniors are usually seventeen, eighteen or even nineteen when they graduate and advance on to college. That is about thirteen years of school with a three month break in between each grade. I do not believe that is enough time for your brain to recharge, especially when transitioning into a completely new and advanced learning environment. Its proven that going into new environ... ... middle of paper ... ... the odd one out because you would be a year behind them. Universities usually accept people right out of high school.
All to find the answer to the big question: Are you ready for a college education? The main point to Caroline Bird’s article is that college has never been able to work its magic for everyone (15). I totally agree with this statement. Many of the high school graduates today are not mature enough to attend college immediately out of high school. Since they have been in school for thirteen years, students are thinking of some “me” time after graduation.
Going into college everyone expects us to know what we want to do with the rest of our life. That is a huge decision to make after living only 18 years. As teenagers we can’t decide what we want to where the next day, how are we supposed to choose what we will do for the rest of our lives? With the average cost of college ranging between $8,500 for a four-year public college and $29,000 for a four-year private college per year. (College Board) Can college students afford to make the wrong decision?
Growing up in a household where your parents want you to do better than they did, because they didn’t get a college education. Also most high salary paying jobs require some type of college degree, so that’s tell a person if you want to make a lot of money get a higher education. In highschool we have to it in our mind that we want to go to college. The process strats our freshman year, We need to meet the school counselor to get a understanding what we need to do, from our freshman year to our senior year. We need to have so type of idea of what we want to do for our career.
As teenagers, it’s almost impossible for them to imagine how much money and effort is required to have a baby. The people who decide to become parents at such young ages struggle to provide all that is necessary for themselves and their child. This makes it imperative for them to take advantage of the welfare system and all that it provides. As stated by the Baby Cost Calculator the first year after the child is born will cost $10,158 to provide for the baby’s necessities (Baby Center). That amount of money could easily cover two years of schooling at a small community college, or even a year at a university.