Inflation aside, this means college is getting more expensive. Unless your parents are wealthy enough to pay for your tuition or you worked your tail off to receive a full-ride scholarship, more often than not, you have to take out student loans to fund your education. As a result of the high price tag of getting an education, many graduates struggle when faced with the trouble of paying off that huge debt. It’s no longer a right to attend higher education. To many, myself included, attending college is now a luxury.
In our century everyone now wants a college degree when you’re applying for a job. Bird’s essay would not apply to high school graduates now a days. I disagree with Bird for the most part because I believe college helps us prepare for our future, expand our knowledge in our major, and we have a better chance to make more money. I do agree with Bird on one of her statements when she says college is expensive. College prices have only been rising because the student population only gets higher.
Ashley Williams Prof. Jenkins-Crowe Rhetorical Analysis English 1020 September 26, 2012 College; Decisions, Decisions In the essay “Is College for Everyone?” by Pharinet, he states that everyone doesn’t have to go to college to obtain a well-paying job. In the beginning of the essay Pharinet starts by stating a common phrase, “You won’t get anywhere without your education (635).” This statement has been repeated to many individuals since elementary. Whether it was coming from teachers, parents, or families we’ve all heard it before. Secondly, Pharinet implied that a college degree doesn’t make everyone happy nor does it guarantee everyone success. Many college students go into financial debt trying to obtain the high cost of college tuition, because of this more college students are becoming drop outs after their first year of college.
Student Athlete Compensation It is a very controversial topic as to whether student athletes should or should not be paid to participate in college sports. There are multiple reasons that support both sides of this issue and the debate on the subject continues in various circles. Many individuals feel that the economic impact these athletes have on their schools is such that the athletes themselves should receive payment for the revenue they help to create (Henderson). Others feel that although they are generating income, they are compensated for their efforts in other ways (Gosselin). Still others state that only a small percentage of these colleges and universities make a profit from their athletic programs, most actually lose money (Bienen).
The passage of the “Pick the Public’s Pocket No More” bill would lower college application rates, lower college graduation rates, and lower our country’s number of new college graduates for open positions in the work force. Without grants, many Americans would not be able to pursue college degrees because of the debt they would acquire financing their degree with loans alone. Federal grants allow young adults, who are the future of our country, to pursue a college degree without the full burden of college debts after graduation. (M) When considering whether or not to pursue a degree, many are persuaded to apply because they often receive grants to assist
For the majority of college athletes their athletic career ends after college, yet we’re giving them money to play that sport. We are putting in these kids heads these hopes and dreams of going on after college and becoming a professional athlete when in reality the likelihood of that is very slim. So why then are we putting so much money into college athletics? If anything we should be giving out more academic scholarships for athletes like at D3 schools where your given money based on your academic success not how well you play a sport. Their potential for success can go on past their college years with academic scholarships so why are we giving out athletic scholarships when the majority of the time you reach your highest potential after 4 years.
First, through their taxes, poor families subsidize rich students who can easily afford to pay fees. A second point is that spending government money on free education is often not possible or desirable when a country needs hospitals, roads, and primary or secondary schools. Furthermore, when people get something free, they often do not value it. If college is free, many students will go there just because they cannot think of anything else to do. There are certain families who cannot afford to pay for the education of their children.
I wonder what percentage of those students who didn’t get accepted withdrew the opportunity themselves because they couldn’t afford it once they got accepted. There can be so many reason why the school doesn’t accept 10K students a semester; by the way who wants to learn with another 1,000 students in the classroom. Beres doesn’t take the time to elaborate on different factors that come with college admission but instead attacks the College Board for no apparent reason. He has a valid claim that yes students’ needs to be given the chance, but lacks the supporting warrants he could have made. Instead of bashing the College Board about the common app he could have made a valid case by questioning the rising of college tuition which is a main factor that students aren’t
Is College Worth It? When graduating from high school one is always face with the question, “Is college worth it”? Young adults and adults tend to fill their brains with negative thoughts that could make them not want to get a higher education. College can be intimidating for some, expensive for others, and the whole idea of having to meet new people can be overwhelming for most people. However, getting a college education is beyond worthwhile.
While many people in the United States look for higher education after high school, financial barriers are in the way for a lot of these students due to rising college tuition costs. Although these high prices are seen as a negative by most, arguments have been made that they may actually be a good thing. Some say the higher price tag forces (potential) students to not take their education for granted. The opposing side responds with statements saying a lot of people aren’t given a chance and these prices are to far out of their reach. The bottom line is that the high and rising cost of college isn’t a good thing and reduces the amount of qualified workers.