Many people think that having a degree is worthless because of the debt that you may go into; but that degree will help you have a better future. Having a college degree is worth the investment if it’s important to you. Education should never be a privilege for the few, but a basic right for all who want to better themselves. A reason why people choose
Overcoming the Fallacious Stigma’s of Jr. College In today’s society aspiring college student are not given good information about their options, and for many people attending a community college is simply not an option. Why? Start a conversation with someone older than you, talk about your major and the classes you are taking, watch their excitement build, then tell them you are going to a community college and watch them try to mask their disappointment. Society teaches us that community college is for losers and people who can’t get into “real” college, as a result even some of the most successful students at two year colleges will hesitate to talk about it. Lauren Schudde and Sara Goldrick-Rab suggest “cultural bias against vocational
College education has always been seen as a gateway to making more money and living a better life. Going to college was seen as the next step that any ambitious American must take in order to make something of themselves and make their parents proud. Teachers fill their student’s heads with propaganda by telling them the only way to achieve their goal is through a proper education and with that, there is nothing they cannot do; however that is no longer the case. College takes years of diligent work and sacrifice to complete and in many cases result in the graduate being unemployed. Many people cannot handle the stress that comes with attending college and end up giving up on their dream.
The truths many people aren’t willing to admit are getting a college degree will lead people to better careers too. People don’t need a college degree to be successful, but having an education is important, along with a desire to continue to learn, work hard, and adapt. Works Cited "The College Dropouts Hall of Fame." The College Dropouts Hall of Fame: Famous College Dropouts, Successful College Dropouts, and Rich College Dropouts. Bloomberg, 2011.
According to Cottom in order to go to college you need “cultural and social, not just economic, capital. This means you will navigate advanced courses, standardized tests, and forms” (116). She says that free college is great for people who can’t afford it, but what about the class of people who are at a disadvantage because they lack the mental capability to learn and the motivation to finish or even succeed. She said that the government would end up losing money if they let anyone attend college for free. Many students will sign up thinking they can handle it and drop after only a few semesters.
College teaches students responsibly, independence and many more life skills that they need to know in the adult world. They learn to work hard for want they want in life; the easier it comes, the easier it goes. If college is going to be free, most students will not appreciate it as much as if they worked for it for their selves. College should not be a free program that careless and irresponsible students can take advantage of. Thinking about making college free for students for everyone’s lives to be easier?
Allowing free college would cause less stress for parents to deal with. “They spend so much time and effort on school work that they earned the right to acquire free college tuition. Lack of money should not stop a student from completing their education, but mostly their dream to become whatever they want to be” (Helena G 1). Many of students who live poor lives do an excellent job in school, but do not have enough financial support to enter in college. No outstanding student should remain home with a chance of getting a college
Standing out when applying to college can be a difficult task among the masses of applicants, but can be made much easier when one knows what schools are looking for. Colleges want hard working, bright students to attend their school (Tanabe). They would much rather have someone who, throughout high school, challenged themselves with honors and AP courses (if available), and showed dedication and effort, even if the grades earned weren’t straight A’s (Suber). They don’t want to see someone who took the easy road and took classes just to boost their GPA (Suber). Therefore, it is extremely important to choose challenging classes during high school because it allows colleges to evaluate a student’s performance and shows them that a student has what it takes to attend their school.
The question on whether college athletes should be paid or not has continues to be debated controversially on TV shows, Newspapers, websites, and in college classes. Whereas, most colleges are continuously making up big amount of their revenues based on their athletic students’ effort. Some people would agree that college athletes should earn an income for their labor. However, others argue that not having to pay tuition for college is a tremendous benefit for athletes. But both sides agree that the college athletic programs have never been more important than today to Universities.
The rising cost of attending college has made the younger athletic population work just as hard to receive a scholarship to play a sport, because they may come from poverty where they can’t otherwise afford to attend school, which is beneficial to them. Understand, that college is a place where academics comes first, and everything else is second; this includes athletics. But are these athletes treated fairly and given all the right things they need to succeed in life, let alone college? If you or anyone else knows a college athlete, especially one who is on scholarship, you would think that they have it easy. Free tuition and room and board; meanwhile you have to work at a part time job and actually pay for your schooling.