What is Best for YOU ? During your high school years there is this societal pressure put upon students that it is important to attend a four year university. In school teachers and counselors make it important that students meet their A-G requirements to be eligible to apply to a four year university. In the article “On the Uses of Education: As Lite Entertainment for Bored College Students” by Mark Edmundson he argues how generations of students are soaked up into the consumer culture before going off to school, treated as customers by universities before the date of their arrival (Edmundson 300). Not only is higher education corrupted by entertainment consumer culture mentality that causes colleges to be run like businesses, but alternatives to four year institutions are ignored.
But during this economic recession, college students have been having a difficult time staying in the college path, especially working class students. The lack of moral support from their families prevents these unfortunate students to finish their college education. The increase of college tuition and limited financial aid are causing students to go into debt, making them hesitant whether they should keep studying or not. Also it’s preventing students from picking needed major but because the low paycheck they are not sure if they will be able to be sustained. But college drop outs also can able be due to the unequal college preparation given in high schools.
For the people who don’t interact with people well, college will give you the opportunity to enhance your communication skills for the real world. Now there are also people who decide not to go to college mainly because they can’t afford to go. With the economy today, it is extremely difficult to find a job and earn decent money without a college degree. Even though there are people out there who would like to go to college, it really makes things difficult without having some sort of job to cover your expenses. Another reason why people don’t go to college
While many people in the United States look for higher education after high school, financial barriers are in the way for a lot of these students due to rising college tuition costs. Although these high prices are seen as a negative by most, arguments have been made that they may actually be a good thing. Some say the higher price tag forces (potential) students to not take their education for granted. The opposing side responds with statements saying a lot of people aren’t given a chance and these prices are to far out of their reach. The bottom line is that the high and rising cost of college isn’t a good thing and reduces the amount of qualified workers.
The students who are agonizing the financial difficulties have to search for a job to pay for their collage or support their families. Observably, it is very durable to be focused on both employment and study fields. So, it is very clear that financial expense is the one of the particular reason why college students give up their college education. Most of the high school students admit in a college by thinking of that a college life would be more unrestricted and preferable than their high school lives with parents. Also, they have a conjoint believe that
In other words, the contemporary pressure for money influences many lower-income students to enter college with inadequate funds, which ultimately forces them to drop out of college. Meanwhile, many universities struggle with a sufficient response to this alarming collegiate quandary. While Leonhardt fails to accurately represent certain points, his argument is certainly effective at explaining the relationship between education and socioeconomic class that contributes to the alarming rate of college dropouts. In his writing, "The College Dropout Boom," Leonhardt informs his readers that the probability for lower-income students to drop out of college is
The passage of the “Pick the Public’s Pocket No More” bill would lower college application rates, lower college graduation rates, and lower our country’s number of new college graduates for open positions in the work force. Without grants, many Americans would not be able to pursue college degrees because of the debt they would acquire financing their degree with loans alone. Federal grants allow young adults, who are the future of our country, to pursue a college degree without the full burden of college debts after graduation. (M) When considering whether or not to pursue a degree, many are persuaded to apply because they often receive grants to assist
Kendrick Watts Moyer English 1020- 026 10 February 2014 Is College Really for Me…?? In the essay “Is College for Everyone” by Pharinet, discusses that it’s not mandatory to attend a college institution to obtain a well-paying job. In the beginning of the essay Pharient refrains to a statement that students hear every day, “You want get anywhere without your education (635).” This is a statement that many teachers and parents repeatedly preach to their child since they were kindergartener’s. Pharinet also explains in a reasonable tone, that having a college degree doesn’t always bring success in most students’ life. Mainly because, students are not properly preparing themselves to what seems to be the “real world”.
CQ Researcher, 2 1001-1024. This article is about paying for college. A college degree is considered especially vital to success. But for more than a decade the cost of higher education has been growing at almost twice the rate of inflation. And with the economic conditions threatening jobs security across the country, parents and prospective students alike are questioned whether they can afford colleges or not.
Although college enrollment appears to be slowing down in some community colleges across the nation, for-profit schools have increased enrollment by thousands of students every year. For-profit universities are becoming more popular than other community colleges for their fast route to graduating. Advertising is common for for-profit colleges by persuading students that coming to college will be the best decision; it benefits colleges by putting more money out for ads than what is spent on the school itself for faculty. Advertising has become more of a hook to reel in students to apply based on the competition of other colleges and the need to double the ratio of students from the previous years. When the focus on money from enrollment becomes