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.
Tuition or Burglary Why is college tuition so high? Something so necessary to succeed in today’s world should not burden someone for the rest of their life; many people live with college debt until the day they die. How do colleges come up with these ridiculous prices for in-state and out-of-state tuition anyway? Should private universities be able to charge more than a state college? So, how could someone pay for it?
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.
Expensive Schools vs. Cheaper Schools Each year more and more colleges are starting to increase their tuition for each student. As a result students are struggling to find that kind of money and now have to take out loans. Once students take out loans they are leaving school with a ton of debt. With education becoming so vital for jobs, why are schools making it harder and harder to afford school? Over the past year I have done college searches to find a school I could afford.
Some have argued that time spent in athletic activity cuts away from study time. However, much research proves quite the opposite. Sports do not take away from academic performance, but rather help to enrich it. Why We Should Save Secondary School Sports Programs In recent years, American secondary athletic programs have been under an enormous amount of duress; the fall of the economy in the past ten years has intensified this battle rather than alleviated it. Today’s society puts an unsurmountable amount of pressure on the world of academia, academia being our education programs.
With the economy in the shape it is, it makes those full-time jobs seem like only part-time jobs. “We are spending more money fighting poverty than ever before, yet poverty is up,” said Michael D. Tanner, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. “Clearly we are doing something wrong.”( Poverty Stats Show the Damage) Specialists say the government needs to rethink their calculations of poverty. According to Carol Morello’s article, “Poverty Stats Show the Damage,” about 44 million Americans (one in seven) lived in homes at the poverty level. For a family of four that level is $22,000 annually or less.
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 Battle of School Days In 2009, U.S.A Today’s columnists were arguing to reschedule school weeks for only four days. Gregory A Schmidts, superintendent of MACRAY public schools, wrote how these four day week would be beneficial. On the other hand, the newspaper editorial board opposed saying that four days are not enough. A small but growing number of schools districts in the U.S are changing their system to a four days of school with the hope that it close holes in budgets and utility bills. It is inevitable to think that during this economy recession a four days school week could be a cost saving measure; however, it is a big mistake to take away one day of school since it will affects parents, child, staff and the country in many different ways.
Benefits To Attending College Jessica Higgins Briarcliffe College Attending college has its ups and downs, but it tends to pay off. The job market is a very scares place. Jobs, these days, in this rough economy are getting harder and harder to find. Most employers will not hire someone for that well-paying job without a college background. So there are so many benefits to putting in the extra mile and achieving the goal of a college degree and in return, living the American dream.
The college opportunities compared to the past 20 years have increased tremendously since online distance learning has become an important gateway for education, especially for those who don’t have the time and convenience to attend a traditional college. According to College board, “The typical bachelor’s degree recipient can expect to earn about 73 percent more over a 40-year working life than the typical high school graduate earns over the same time period “. It’s almost impossible to get job in an economy that is in recession without a college education. Employers are demanding more of job candidates than ever before. The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma, the new minimum requirement.