Our country prides itself on encouraging its citizens to better themselves through education. (P) While its priority has been high school graduation, many jobs now require college degrees, making higher education more important than ever. While I understand that every American should be expected to sacrifice during this hard time, just as we were in World War II, I feel that this particular sacrifice would put our country in an even worse state. (S) Our work force will not be prepared to handle nor understand the advancements that we have strived so hard to achieve. College is made to prepare students with the newest information possible, so that we can constantly be improving ourselves and be able continue to compete with the world’s leading nations.
Learning Against Grades In this society, students are encouraged to pursue a higher education after graduating from high school. Yet, each individual has a different reason for desiring to move on to college. Students attend college either because they want to increase their knowledge, get a decent paying job after college, or they just want to get the “college” experience instead of going on to the working force after high school. As a first-year college student, I pictured college to be a “… place for learning and growth…” (Jerry Faber, 387), but I was slightly wrong. Everyday I stress over earning a good grade in my classes, instead of being driven to learn the material of the course.
Our political leaders and Delbanco can both concur that a liberal education is important, but can both see eye to eye that it is what the future economy will be built off of. In our nation it has become more and more difficult for our citizens to attain this college degree, because it is becoming less and less affordable. Alongside both parties, most American’s can agree that a liberal education is important, but neither the Republican Party nor the Democratic Party have made any significant change to better the liberal education system. According to the Obama Administration, President Obama has “proposed incentives for states to maintain their commitments to higher education through a new $1 billion investment” (“Keeping Costs Down”), and Obama has failed to accomplish his proposal. Obama needs to manage the budget a bit more wisely, because the more funding put towards the liberal education system, the more our economy will flourish.
I do support Caroline Bird’s position that not all people should continue their education to college. College may not be for everyone. On the other hand, I’m not sure if Caroline Bird establishes the actual need for a college education in order to make any significant amount of money in the future. Although studies are done on the amount of money that people earn with a college degree, there are some cases where people who do a certain trade make the same amount of money as those with a degree. They have to work harder, but it can be done.
This essay by Ungar advocates a liberal arts college edification for all despite the current economic hardship that many Americans face. He lists seven mundane misconceptions about liberal arts inculcation and then proceeds to expound why they are not so. The first misconception that he sets straight is that vocational training is a more preponderant alternative to liberal arts in today’s economic times. He verbalizes that albeit focused vocation training may be an expeditious fine-tune, students may not always be able to find work in that one categorical field, and it is more preponderant for them to gain a broad range of cognizance. He then argues that albeit people may cerebrate that college graduates with liberal arts degrees are having a more arduous time finding good jobs, that is not the case.
Instead of worrying about the pay off the students should be concerned with developing all they can intellectually. The author then expresses their feelings towards multi-year contracts. They tell how tenure plans which would be more beneficial. They believe that professors have no motive to improve their skills when rewarded with tenure plans, for themselves or their students. Another thing mentioned in the article that people who come to teach in a college that are not actually considered teachers.
He goes on to say in the second misperception, “college graduates are finding it harder to get good jobs with liberal arts degrees”, but “the recession has no differentiated among major fields of study in its impact” (192). Ungar believes students who focus on one particular field of study do not learn necessities such as writing and literary texts, and this puts them at a disadvantage when compared to a liberal arts graduate. While long-standing jobs, such as doctors and lawyers, will not become extinct soon, liberal arts graduates have a better chance of employment in most areas. 95% of employers surveyed would give hiring preference to graduates with skills to contribute in the workplace. 74% would recommend a liberal arts education to a young person they know today, so they will be prepared for success in today’s global economy.
How can Beres prove that the money is really going to waste? How does he know that those funds aren’t being used to help the medical students get a better clinical? I agree that every student deserves to get into their “dream” college, so not only will the common app help with get there but also help start them with the path they need to be on. Just because so many of the applicants who applied didn’t get accepted doesn’t mean they weren’t being given a chance. I wonder what percentage of those students who didn’t get accepted withdrew the opportunity themselves because they couldn’t afford it once they got accepted.
Ungar author of “The New Liberal Arts” who believes liberal arts is necessary for high school and college students, he argues that liberal arts sets the stage for the future and what jobs will soon anticipate when looking for an employee. Although I agree with liberal arts being taught to elementary and middle school students, I cannot accept the fact that Murray believes liberal arts should end with the eighth grade, why should learning ever stop, knowledge is power and students should continue to learn until they are not able to learn
It instilled the focus that the more talented you were the more free higher education you would get. He also spoke of how there needed to be a library and gallery with public access. Teaching more lessons in Grecian, Roman, European and American history were brought up instead of teaching bible testament due to the fact that children are not at the age where they can execute judgment on religious enquiries. 2 3 Unfortunately this bill would not come to pass but would be later used as a building block for future