My son Kaleb was born May 24 2008, and from that moment on I wanted to give him everything he deserves. I tried to go back to college right after my son was born, but I had no idea what I wanted to do for my future and taking care of Kaleb wasn't cheap. I was constantly working to pay for the expenses of Kaleb, while paying for the rest of the expenses I had. Finally four years later, I made the best decision I could for my family and that was going back to school. One of the many reasons why I came back was that I did not was to continue being in a factory the rest of my life.
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.
I got a job and made some decent money so I decided I didn’t care for school. Moving from job to job made me realize that I have to go back to school. I couldn’t go back in time but I can try it now at ITT Tech and now I am even more focused than ever. At least two goals I set in this class are just to show up and do the work. If I show up and do the work, there’s no reason why I can’t pass the class or even get an A for my grade.
Dear Honorable Titian: I understand the House of Representatives of the United States has just passed a bill which would do away with federal grants to college students. I am currently enrolled in college and depend greatly on the grants I receive. These grants allow great opportunity, for not just me, but for many other students as well. Taking them away would cause problems in several areas. 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.
For many years I was scared to go to college because I thought I wasn’t college material. Hearing Capitan Mark Kelly speak about being an underachiever, and a “not so great” student really helped me see that light at the end of the tunnel. When final build up the courage with in myself, I enrolled into San Jacinto College. The only thing that stood in the way was that standardize test. I had to take the entry exam after five years of not being in school.
They need more than just a high school diploma.” One important answer to this question is more opportunity. As opposed to generations of the past, high school graduates today are unable to obtain the number of high-paying jobs that were once available” (Jeff McGuire). This quote comes from an article showing all the benefits of a college education. Today, young adults with a high school diploma don’t have very many options for high-paying careers. If a high school athlete were to go to the pros and get cut after a few seasons what would he do?
Mandating national service will help reduce national debt. High school graduates only have a vague idea of what they want to do. They spend the government’s money at an expensive four-year university where they ponder life and party instead of focusing on what they need to do with the rest of their lives. With this proposal of a mandatory service, these young adults would be able to mature over this time and also get an idea of what they would like to study further in
This attitude undermines our best interests.” After we graduate from university, a lot of people want to find a stable job and then fight for it. Year by year, they lost their passion to play football or join some clubs instead they have to earn money for their family and children. The “A”students put their all time to study, then get a great certificate from top university. But they don't know how to choose a suitable work and what kind of life they want. They didn't spend time to socialize to make friends nor extended interest, this is a big problem to their future life.
The decision that I made many years ago, by not obtaining a post-secondary degree, has limited me on my advancement in my current career. I am at a point in my career that I cannot progress any further in my company because I do not have a degree; therefore, I am not educated enough to move into a higher position within the company. Does the fact that one has a degree make him or her any more knowledgeable than one that does not? I do not think so. This is not to say that post-secondary schooling is a waste of time, as I feel that it has many benefits.
If I would invest the time needed to organize I would have received a better grade. English has never been my forte in high school; I failed one whole semester because I was infected with senioritis. My mentality was that I didn’t HAVE to do anything because graduation was just around the corner, but boy was I wrong. This set of mentality pushed me back in my senior year and it prohibited me from enjoying my last year as my friends were living it up at all the parties while I was home finishing up my online class as a result of my failure. Online classes required self determination and a lot time.