College is a very important thing. If you go to college you will most likely get better pay in your career. Also, with a college degree, you have more opportunities. I believe that everyone should go to college. If you don’t go to college and just go into some job and that fails then you have no backup plan.
The essay starts off with Murray saying of course more people be encouraged to go to college then countering with a yes and no to the question. He agrees that yes getting a education is important but majority of people are going for what they should have learned years before reaching the college level. The way people see college as a way to be success doesn't sit well with him as he gives many reasons to why this is false. The statement "college is seen as a open sesame to a good job and desirable way for adolescents to transition to adulthood." proves this point.
Essentially, college education is necessary, but not all people should attain a bachelor’s degree as there are alternative routes through which to gain experience in tune with market demands. The cost of college education is one of the deterrents to attaining degrees, and the likely increase in cost over time will lead to higher dropout rates. The value placed on a bachelor’s degree is misplaced because it is no guarantee of success in life. Thus, attaining experience complimented with vocational training should also be on the agenda in educational reforms because not all people can fit in the college systems.
So even if someone has the job of their dreams without a college degree, it is still important to know what he or she will be missing without one. College is necessary for higher paying jobs and/or higher paychecks. When we realize how much college can be, we start to think that it is not worth going. The cost of earning a college degree limits people from reaching their goals. Elementary school and H... ... middle of paper ... ...t is college?
In their essays, both Caroline Bird and Robin Wilson express a concern about the rising cost of college tuition. Bird argues that the cost of college makes it a poor investment, while Wilson argues that college is worth the investment. In Bird’s essay, “College Is a Waste of Time and Money” she argues that college is not worth the investment because going to college does not necessarily result in earning a higher income. She claims that college is structured in a way that attracts people who are already “slated to earn more money,” similar to those who come from wealthy backgrounds, and those with higher IQs (Bird 376). Bird also claims that someone from a lower status family who has the same education, occupation, and test scores will earn
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.
One of the downfalls to a higher education is that it can be expensive, and that can turn some people away. Colleges are trying to make it as affordable as possible so someone can get the education that they desire from the school of their choice. For some people, going to college is not in their future and they plan on going into a family business. Getting a higher education benefits a person because they are more likely to get a job with better pay. Going to college takes a lot of time and money, and when someone is deciding whether or not to continue their education they have to weigh the pros and cons.
In this essay I will argue why students think it is best to attend college, why people think that college is a waste of time and money, and how a college education can be a blessing but also be a heartache. The key motive for students to attend college is not because it is a want, but they have to. Furthermore, most high school graduating seniors are under pressure by their school counselor(s) and their parents to go enroll in college because it is “the best thing for your future.” In an essay written by Caroline Bird, called “College is a Waste of Time and Money”, she states that students go to college because “. . .
All success is self driven by what one wants to achieve. The argument, “should parents and teachers push high school students to attend college?” has came upon many people. Pushing students to go to college is not a good idea. There is no need to push anyone to do something when they have a choice not to. The first reason is it ruins the risk for a student to find their true life passion.
Those who pursue other careers such as trade professions and other job alternatives could obtain more critical thinking skills as they are engaging in other methods of learning. Students should not be pressed to attend college on the notion that they are guaranteed to learn as this varies for each individual. Although the claim that all students should attend college has embedded itself into our society, not all students should be pressed to do so. The benefits of receiving a college degree has been displayed, but the drawbacks of college are just as apparent. Attending college is a momentous decision that all high school seniors will have to make, and students are entitled to make this choice at their own discretion.