Most people that think a higher education should be free are not very wealth but there are programs like financial aide to help them if they have the desire to get a higher education. If a higher education is just handed to them they begin to take things for granted and if that happens then they expect everything to be handed to them. So if America paid for the higher education of its citizens, America would not improve but eventually fail. Not paying for the higher education insures there will be service jobs; people that don’t have the desire to try in college will not waste the government’s money, and utilize
(Ayers 87.8) Wealthy Kids Don’t Enlist The reason wealthy kids do not enlist is that they can afford to go to college and not have to worry about the military paying for it. “Researchers found that in March of 2005, military recruitment was short one-third of the quota” (Ayers 87.8). If wealthy teens and any other teens would join some branch of the military, it would make it so much easier for the recruiters to do their job. However, because only “25% of parents will recommend the military to their teens”, they do not enlist (Ayers 87.8). More Military Personnel Deserting The military has changed a lot over the years,
Our society undervalues entrepreneurial work, trade skills, and it discourages young people from pursuing this type of education after high school. Now this isn’t a good thing for a few reasons. For example, tuition fees have gone through the roof to go to college over the last thirty years, and that means debts are increasing ridiculously. According to stats from CNBC, right now in the US, college related debts are over a trillion dollars. This debt is getting harder and harder to pay off too, because there are so limited jobs available for college graduates.
Most of the money the government gives its students ends up being paid back one way or another. The government claims they will give students financial aid but it is not enough to go through the average 4 years of college debt free, unless they are one of the lucky few who get full scholarships for being extraordinary whether it be in academics, sports, or another extracurricular activity. It is not everyone who even gets financial aid. Financial aid is based on the financial history of a family, and that determines how much a family is able to contribute to one's education. Families are given an amount that they are expected to contribute yet they end up paying way over that amount.
The teens wouldn’t know how to save their money. Which in the future, result in a poor life. At the age of 21, adults would’ve taken business classes and learned more about the economy and the act of saving money to get far in life. In conclusion, the question whether or not to change the voting law back to 21 (The 26th amendment of the constitution changed it to 18 in 1971); stands as a must. It will just provide a better future for our economy and would make a bigger impact.
If a University is budgeting its money and only allows so much for scholarships and then those scholarships are given to those who can afford a college education, where do those who can't fall? Of course, if I was to look at this issue, more specifically the article in The Week on this issue, through the heavily made up eyes of a Bentley driving social queen fresh out of high school, I might flip my hair and say 'whatever'. But alas I did not grow up with a perpetual pout and a daddy with a 6 figure bank account at his disposal, so instead I'm saying if you can afford the tuition you shouldn't receive scholarship money. Keyword being money. See I think one of the substantial benefits of getting a scholarship, besides the money itself, is the recognition that comes with it.
Financial Aid for College Students Desi Curry Everest Online University ENC1101-111 Financial Aid for College Students Many people say that they cannot attend college because they can’t pay for it. I can agree that college can be expensive, but there are plenty of ways to make college affordable. The average cost of a private, four-year College is well over $20,000 per academic year. (Scholarships.org, 1999-2011) Divide this figure in half and you have the average tuition for a public university; in half again, the still formidable tuition at a community college. (Scholarships.org, 1999-2011) This can be overwhelming to some people and be a stumbling block for furthering their education.
The current amount of college tuition being subsidized by the state of California is more than generous. It is not the state’s duty to ensure that every student can afford a higher education, yet California still subsidizes almost half of college tuition. Californians must recognize that this is not an obligatory act but an act of kindness. The state is overly generous in supporting its youth with tuition subsidies and should consider decreasing funding. Tuition subsidies are not as helpful as students believe them to be, but in fact cause more harm than good.
College is a Waste of Time and Money Argumentative Essay In the essay “College is a Waste of Time and Money”, Caroline Bird argues that most students don’t feel like they belong in college. College students, according to Bird, go to college because it is the only thing to do after high school. Students feel pressured by parents to go to college because they think that “it is the right thing to do.” Using statistics, expert opinions, and other types of non-technical evidence, Bird presents many great examples that support her claim. However, one has to keep in mind that this essay is rather dated. Many of the things she claims might not seem relevant now and would most likely need to be updated.
Bijena Adhikari Jerome Parent English 121-56I 03/29/2012 The value of college In this century “the value of college” has been a big debate among the parents, student and the professor themselves. College is not a gateway which guarantees better jobs and better salaries, but it definitely makes a huge difference while accruing one. College is a guideline for stepping out in a real world and tackling real problems. While the tuition fees are increasing every year so as the curiosity, is it worth spending that huge amount of money? And after graduating will there be a secured job?