Is College Worth it? With rising costs of college, a college education becomes a gamble rather than an investment. Although it works out well for millions of Americans, many college graduates have found themselves unable to get a quality job in their field in this economy with inescapable debt to their school. Purchasing an education to make more money only to end up owing money may not be the best solution. Despite the benefits of a college education, such as a better starting pay in entry level jobs and some better opportunities to find world, these benefits are only individual and do not outweigh the price it takes to achieve them.
Although the majority of Americans agree that our current immigration system is in need of a change, there remains a lack of understanding about the real effects that new immigrants have on wages, jobs, budgets, and the U.S. economy in general. Immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the undocumented, would generate $1.5 trillion
A huge controversy is taking place today over the president’s proposed and now partially in affect Economic Recovery and Middle-Class Relief Act, also known as the “stimulus bill.” Most Americans assume that this stimulus plan will facilitate a supply of various job opportunities, housing for the homeless, and insure healthcare coverage. However, it is the opinion of some, including my own, that the “stimulus” plan has not been well thought out enough to get us through this down fall in the economy. Jobs The President has said, “I think my initial measure of success is creating or saving 4 million jobs” (Obama's Success Story or Saving Jobs Made Easy). How exactly do you measure a job saved? There is no way to authenticate saved jobs, neither
The difficulty with this approach, as it later became clear, was that the problems identified by liberal sociologists set many educators to work in opposition to working class cultural practices. What happened with the liberal view of education is that culture is seen as a cause of inequality rather than as one of the effects. However, an advantage that liberal sociology did had was governmental confidence, as is often the case with quantitative research, and as a result, it enjoyed the freedom to engage in empirical research and had a chance to influence educational reform. The origins of the sociology of education in England grew directly out of the research interests of a number of sociologists who were primarily interested in social mobility, and in particular, with the way that arrangement of inequality persisted in education. Many studies where carried out that concentrated on the relationship between class and educational opportunity.
One such example comes from his statement on the big government vs. small government issue. Here President Obama stated that “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works-whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement program that is dignified.” This doesn’t make any since! Barack Obama from the start wants us to believe that we should not be worrying about small government or big government, but should be worrying about a working government, and yet the “working government” as defined by him believes in big government policies. In other words, Barack Obama’s “working government” is nothing more than a rhetorical substitute for the term big government. The root of the “working government,” unlike the 44th president would have you believe, is not a denial of the big vs. small government competition, but the competition itself!
Public universities should not differentiate between applicants on the basis of their ethnic, religious or social backgrounds because they are financed by the federal and state money. This enhances the social interaction factor in the establishment. Moreover, depending on the student's career choice, sometimes the prestige that the college may have will affect future employability. The public university has accumulated a certain prestige about the quality of teaching and is reputed to have recognized and experienced teachers, which is a definite plus because it will develop a better experience and learning course than a private university. To continue with the advantages of attending a State-Run Teacher Training College, democracy is also an important factor inside this type of college.
One of Obama's weaknesses is that he supports tax increases. He believes this will help the economy improve. Others believe that Obama's lack of experience will be a negative. People believe that he will not have the experience to be able to handle the strains and responsibilities of being President. I support Senator John McCain.
When Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson was asked his plans for student loans and grants, he replied “My plans don't include doing anything when it comes to student loans. The reason for the higher cost in higher education rests with the fact that there are those student loans available. Because those loans are guaranteed, kids are graduating from college, literally strapped with [the equivalent of] a home mortgage. I'm a believer in free markets.” (Gary Johnson Issues)Gary Johnson suggest that if student loans did not exist--tuition would be a lot lower because colleges and universities want to deliver their product, and if
A problem with our education system today is it is impossible for many citizens to receive the benefits of higher learning for the simple fact that they cannot afford it. So in an effort to change this, President Obama made another proposal for Congress to change the Higher Education Act in hopes that the federal aid provided to schools is based on affordability and the value of the education received. In addition to that, his administration has made public a “College Scorecard” that which gives citizens the opportunity to compare colleges’ criteria. This will essentially allow parents and students to receive an education worthy of all the money that is being invested into the school. Last but not least, the President touched on the Newtown tragedy and the several other shootings that have occurred since then as he began to discuss policies on gun control.
Why is a college degree so important? It is important because of the opportunities it provides. Whitney M. Young, an American civil rights leader, once proclaimed, “It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” Possessing a college degree means being prepared for possible career opportunities in the future. Although the cost is high, he reward may be even higher. As investing in a 401k helps one prepare for the financial future, attaining a college degree is an investment in one’s future career