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 “. . .
On the contrary, Wilson states that “debt is the best way to pay for education because you’re shifting the cost forward until you can earn more money” (260). She claims that the only reason students graduate with a lot of debt is because they chose to attend the college of their dreams regardless of the cost (257). If students were more reasonable in their college choices, their overall debt would not be so drastic. Wilson believes that even though college students may graduate with a lot of debt, college is still worth the
Higher education is more valuable that people prioritize it to be. It is unfair to have kids debase themselves all for not being financially strong. There are kids out there that are academically acceptable to colleges but are not financially acceptable for them. So then you have colleges emphasizing financial aid but what good does a small amount of assistance do for a whole lot of tuition? When will financial aid be more of a benefit for low income students rather than just a chump of
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. Having a college degree increases one’s job prospects, but with increased number of graduates there is no guarantee that money spent is worth it. In essence, having university education for all simply seeks to churn out more graduates without focusing on the economic fundamentals and cost implications of college education. Mounting debt burdens on graduates is a cause of concern because this impacts negatively on their financial stability. The promise of a well paying job is not guaranteed meaning that for some students it would be better to engage in vocational areas.
If you were to take a poll of what people thought mattered most in order to obtain success in today’s society, most people would agree that having a college education plays a significant role in this success. Unfortunately, due to the increase of college tuition, a lesser amount of people are able to afford this education thus making a lesser amount of people, by today’s standards, successful. Just like with public high schools, I believe that classes from public universities should be made free for everyone. The best way to go about this is by letting the federal government use their funds to take care of it. According to Jordan Weisemann, author of “Here’s Exactly How Much the Government Would Have to Spend to Make Public College Tuition-Free”,
In both “Stop Scaring students”, by Devorah Lieberman and “College is a Waste of Time and Money”, by Caroline Bird, the authors consider the value of college education. Due to the long-term investment in higher education, college students should be informed about certain aspects of college, concerning whether college is beneficial or non-beneficial. Both oppositions present themselves with a strong argument, but only by looking at their similarities and differences one can uncover which is the best path for college students. In the article “Stop Scaring Students” Devorah Lieberman expresses her ideas that college education is an important investment that pays off extensively in a long run, despite claims in recent media reports. Lieberman
In “Stop Scaring Students”, Devorah Lieberman argues that a college education is still a valuable investment in today’s world. First, Lieberman accuses some news agencies of “short sided reporting”, meaning that the news outlets are only giving one side of the overall story, which intimidates potential college students. The author asserts, “they report record unemployment levels among recent college graduates as the rationale for pursuing a trade right of high school rather than pursuing a college degree” (1). This means that short-sighted reporting is scaring students away from college, which has a negative impact on the future of the United States. Second, Lieberman discusses the importance of advisers and counselors in helping college students
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.
In the article “Is College Worth Going into Debt For?” States that “If your intention is to study something that you are passionate about and have new experiences that will increase your social and economic opportunities, college is probably worth the cost; you’ll just need to decide which college is the best fit for you and your budget”(Alder). Pursuing a degree that you’re passionate about is always worth it no matter who thinks otherwise. Many people will tell you that you will go in debt for a “worthless degree” but getting a degree is never worthless if you work hard to get where you want to be, it will be worth it. A lot of people will try to discourage you because they have their own perception of things that doesn’t mean it’s right or wrong. It just means that you should attend college because it’s a goal of yours to
Education is one of the most important factors to any person’s success in their lifetime, but is higher education really worth it? The answer is found in the article “America’s Most Overrated Product: The Bachelor’s Degree.” Written by Marty Nemko who was most likely inspired to write this because of his experience as a career counselor. In this article Nemko addresses the parents of potential college students to inform them the truth about college’s being money hungry businesses. He brings fourth multiple examples of why bachelor degrees are overrated and how colleges are not being held to a high enough standard. 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.