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College is not for Everyone One question that comes to mind when graduating high school is, “should I attend college?” For many graduates this question have a very obvious answer. A high school graduate may state that, “college is the best option if one is trying to get a higher level of education, and will help one compete for a higher paying job.” However, in my opinion most graduates do not consider the fact that going to college is a very big decision to make and that the schoolwork will not be easy. Going to college is not the best choice for every high school graduate because many students cannot handle college, colleges’ lower standards, and not all jobs require a college degree. First of all, many high school graduates cannot handle college. Isabel V. Sawhill and Stephanie Owen describe college as a place, “one can obtain a traditional four-year bachelor’s degree”.
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Kris’s latest attempt in higher education failed too, not because she slacked off but because of the formidable cost. She had to pay $30,000 for one year of education. Unfortunately, Kris did not plan for it to be that expensive, so she dropped out. Kris realized it was not worth paying over $100,000 for college education if her future job only pays $30,000 per year. “As of now, I think the educational system is building up our youth and then tearing them down once they reach college.