“By tying grades to money, we give students incentives not to take risks” (Vogel, 392) that stop them from choosing challenging courses in college. Students find easier courses through word of mouth or websites that previous students rate their professor in. I always ask people who previously took the course I am interested in whether or not I have a chance of passing the course with a C or higher. Students are afraid of putting their grade point average at risk because the grade point average is a component of the application process that helps colleges decide who to accept. .
Rodrigo Cubedo WRT 101 December 4th, 2012 College: Is It Really Necessary? Go to college, get a degree, and find a well paying job. Everybody should be doing this, right? According to Charles Murray apparently not. Murray presented his book “Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality.” (2008) Where he talks about his point of view on higher education; he doesn’t believe it is something everybody should be doing, since not everybody is prepared to attend college and struggle with all that is involved in the process of getting a B.A.
Unfortunately, taking a gap year is not for everybody. It takes a lot of self-motivation and a sense of direction in life. College offers structure for those who feel lost. Also, the gap year suits people that want to be business owners, entrepreneurs or those who plan to work at one corporation and just move up the ladder. In order to be a doctor, college is definitely the only option.
Seems like the GOP does not understand that even though the average family can’t afford to send their kids to a top tier university does not mean they do not want to take advantage of early learning. Romney, the GOP nominee, was talking to students in Ohio and told them if you want to go to college to just borrow money from their parents. That statement along with the GOP opposing the Presidents student loan reform shows that the party is not connected with average American. Also part of the education cuts was to limit funding for public schoolteachers. Finding and keeping good teachers cost money.
Seems kind of pointless, most athletes don't go pro after college, so I why not get the full educational experience? Getting special treatment in school just because you’re an athlete is not fair. College is way to difficult for people to get special treatment just because of a person’s special talent. How about for students who are honor students? All their hard work doesn’t mean anything?
If the teachers didn’t care about their education, how would you expect students to stay in school when the teachers don’t care whether they attend or not. However, Sam was lucky to have Carla, the counselor at Seton Hall, who did more things than she should have to motivate the doctors to succeed in college. “She feared that if one of us dropped out of the program, she risked losing all three of us. She vowed not to allow that to happen, and she became our angel, guiding, protecting, and pushing us as we traveled
Mark Edmundson’s “on the uses of a liberal education” displays how corrupt the current education system is. He raises problems of consumerism in colleges and also indicates that college’s students lack intellectual curiosity. The multiple choices student have today in college have made the college a facile learning environment, resulting in complacent students. He ridicules the fact that students can withdraw from classes with a one month left in semester. In the beginning of the text, Edmundson depicts a classroom he particularly doesn’t enjoy on evaluation day.
Once a 18-19 year old gets their high school diploma they may believe the “ worst years are behind us” phrase but this is false. There will be struggles and your parent will not be there to help you succeed A college student must succeed in getting a job, doing well, making money there and paying for their gas, food, laundry, and books for school. The typical college student must earn scholarships just to get college, if not they’re in a bind. A college degree is not a passage to success. Sometimes the person without the college degree ends up with the less disastrous life; just because one is successful in one area of life success can still result in disaster in another.
High school dropouts have fewer opportunities in life because of their lack of education. While we are occupied on our potential threat being the gun in the class room, we miss the opportunity to learn what our teacher had planned for the day. Missing enough of the lectures leads to low test scores and the though of dropping out. Dropouts will have fewer chances at being accepted into college universities. Universities favor grade point averages, high standardized test scores, advanced placement courses, and any other reflection of above average education.
How would you feel if you find out that you cannot attend college? Exactly, it will be shocking and stressful. This is how many high school students felt when they found out that they could not attend college after their high school graduation, because they know there is little chance of becoming somebody in life without a