Is College Worth The Cost?

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Is College Worth The Cost Is college worth all the time and money that you put into it? For many people these days it is one of the best choices one can make. According to Dan Greenstein and Jamie Merisotis, “Education remains the chief American institution that promotes economic and social mobility for poor and disadvantaged citizens. It 's not an evasion; it 's the direct answer to the question of what the nation needs to improve its talent pool and improve economic opportunity and social equality”. Imagine that a person with only their high school diploma and a person with a college degree are applying for the same job. The person with the high school diploma is offered the job at minimum wage but he doesn 't get the job. Now the person with the college degree is offered the job with a pay of a $4 above minimum wage and is given the job. The benefits of earning a college degree outway the cost and debt of doing so. Colleges teach one more about the types of jobs he or she is interested in. If one has not yet decided what type of career path they want to take, college is a great way to try out different job fields and find out what he or she is most interested in. Even if one has no knowledge or experience, then this is where you get all the training and knowledge you need about the job you want. According to Greenstein and Merisotis, “College-wage premium grew from 33% to 62% between 1980 and 2013. For millions of Americans, especially the children of poor and minority families, getting more education is the best advice. Schooling is the best pathway to a sustaining career and wage”. Many people go to college to further their education and learn a new technique or a new trade. College your gateway to opportunity and once you ar... ... middle of paper ... ... but also those without bachelor 's degrees”. When it comes to college and cost I can be a little neutral on the topic but, I am still going to say that college is worth the money we pay for it. Stop denying what a great investment college is for Americans. (Rampell) Works Cited Greenstein, Dan, and Jamie Merisotis. "Education Does Reduce Inequality." Wall Street Journal. 10 Apr. 2015: A.13. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 09 Nov. 2015. Rampell, Catherine. "College Is Still a Good Investment." Washington Post. 25 Apr. 2014: A.17. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 09 Nov. 2015. Sanders, Bernie. "Public College Should Be Free." Washington Post. 23 Oct. 2015: A.23. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 09 Nov. 2015. Peters, Mark, and Douglas Belkin. "Bachelor 's-Degree Payoff Can Seem Elusive." Wall Street Journal. 25 Jun. 2014: A.3. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 09 Nov. 2015.
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