With the rising tuition education is going to be very hard to acquire. So it is time for America to change and find a way to lower these ridiculous prices. A College Board report found that about 66% of students who earned a bachelor's degree in 2008 graduated with a substantial amount of debt. This proves that the cost of tuition is rising and in another report, it determined that the average debt of the class of 2008 owed $23,200. This was determined by the Project on student debt, a non profit organization.
Parents spend a lot of money for their son or daughter to better them through higher education. Alcohol directly causes that investment to be wasted away. “Alcohol consumption before and during final exam period is detrimental to students’ performance. The effect is particularly significant for the highest-performing students, according to the study” (Daily Princetonian Staff) this quote explains how alcohol consumption is directly associated with failing grades, even in usually high performing students. The quote came from a study taken during finals week at a college.
Why Education Matters Education is a very important subject of discussion. Today, there are many different names and titles for academic roles, and sometimes it’s hard to tell which title can bring you the farthest in life. For example, if you drop out of high school, you can take the General Educational Development test (GED). Unfortunately, it has been discovered that a GED doesn’t provide any opportunities that a high school diploma doesn’t. Going to college today is more important then it was in the past., as a college graduate can annually earn $17,500 more than a person with only a high school diploma.
People probably won’t see women taking over the world anytime soon, but they will see a dramatic increase of women in college. Currently, the ratio of women to men in American colleges is 57:43, according to USA Today. These numbers are a reversal from the late 1960s to the mid 1970s, when men had vastly outnumbered women. National statistics forecast a continued decline of men in college. Many are not sure as to whether this should be a cause for celebration – or for concern.
Since there are such differences between the wealthy and the poor in this country there're also large differences in the system of education from place to place. Throughout the years many have tried different solutions to attempt to close the gap. Under the Bush administration the No Child Left Behind Act was developed to address the Achievement gap. Since this Act, there has been a large amount of conflict concerning both the completion and the impact that the act has actually had on the achievement gap as it relates to Black and White students. This continuing challenge is deeply harmful to the African American community, to our state, our nation, and our democracy.
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.
Discrimination: Still Present Today In today’s society discrimination is a particularly controversial issue. From the end of the 19th century, women’s growth of education, and demands for greater equality of opportunity has increased.  The Gender Discrimination Act in 1975 prohibits discrimination against a certain gender in areas of employment.  Another highly debatable topic is amount of ethnic minority in the media and its visible under representation as well as stereotypes in news. Minorities use to be slaves, and had very little status in society, but that status was built up to the point where there now suppose to be equals.
Although there are some people that believe we shouldn’t have a woman president for many different reasons, such as, they can be too emotional and aren’t as good as handling pressure situations, as well as the a job of such importance being overwhelming, and not having the composure to handle the responsibility of running a country, however I believe that we actually should have a woman president, so those barriers can be broken down. In my view it should not matter if the president is male or female, because that notion that all men are strong leaders is just as false that all women are too emotional and cannot handle things as well as men can. Sure of course there are probably some women who are far too emotional, and women who may tend to let their personal feelings get in the way of something, which wouldn’t lead to a good presidential candidate, but the same thing can be said about some men though. Not all men are so called “born to be” leaders, in fact many men are just as much if not more emotional than some women, and would have the same incapability’s that would make it impossible to handle such a significantly important job. Why should gender matter?
And after graduating will there be a secured job? One of my good friends had a complete different outlook about college. He said “going to college and spending four years of precious time does not make you perfect to do the job, it needs experience and that’s what is important. College education is mostly about theory and you hardly gather experience in certain field”. Actually if you listen to him carefully it does make sense too.
Nowadays,many undergraduate student failed to get job. This cause the rate of graduate student uneployement rises.According BBC News online,2010 Graduate unemployment has risen to its highest level for 17 years, research suggests. Most employers asses undergraduates according to their soft skills when recruiting workers This is because students may have the same level of academic qualification but not all students have the attitudes and experiences to handle the works. According to Jennifer Pritchard more than 75% of businesses surveyed stated that when securing entry-level employment, these skills are crucial as the technical skills, and can be more important than the technical skills. A similar percentage of businesses (71%) stated that soft skills are equally or more important than technical skills in carrying out company goals Soft skills is as important as academic .