Not only is it just money figures it’s the idea that these middle class students are going to college for several years on a promise that if they get that degree they will be able to live comfortably, and due to the current state of economy this is just not true. Larger companies are either misusing or not getting the benefits of the government and therefore there have been job cuts in professional positions that would have served as a landing point for these college degree students ("Occupy Wall Street"). Now that there is no jobs these students are left with tens of thousands of dollars in debt with no way to earn money because they are over qualified for lower positions but do not have the experience to land one of the limited jobs left in the professional white collar business world. Now this is a major topic of dispute because a lot of the country believes that they just need to work hard and stop complaining because that’s what they did and they now live happily, but the truth is they cannot do that. This is why these thousands of individuals are marching on Wall Street to voice their ideas on them and tell them that they their greed and no care for the rest of the nation is what is killing us this very day, and until some sort agreement I made it looks like the protests will not end("Occupy Wall Street").
«The challenges of becoming a solicitor are deterring many able candidates from entering the profession». Discuss the extent to which this is true. Several criticisms can be made on how the challenges of becoming a solicitor deter many able candidates from becoming solicitors. The main challenge that put candidates off becoming solicitors are the cost, the increasing university fees does not help. Since 2012 the cost for one year, at university (fees), has been as high as £9,000.
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.
Inflation aside, this means college is getting more expensive. Unless your parents are wealthy enough to pay for your tuition or you worked your tail off to receive a full-ride scholarship, more often than not, you have to take out student loans to fund your education. As a result of the high price tag of getting an education, many graduates struggle when faced with the trouble of paying off that huge debt. It’s no longer a right to attend higher education. To many, myself included, attending college is now a luxury.
By one estimate, the cost of four-year public college tuition has tripled since the 1980s, outpacing both inflation and family income. (NY Times) This alone makes it impossible for the average student to attend a 4 year institution to attain a degree to better their life. Think of the number of families that are living at or below the poverty level, now sending their child to college becomes an additional burden that they cannot bear. The increase in the tuition burden is largely caused by declining state support for higher education in the past three decades. In both good times and bad, state governments have pushed more of the costs onto students, forcing many to take out big loans or be priced out of once affordable public colleges at a time when a college education is critical in the new economy.
With the rapid growing in global competition and globalization, it is harder for people who do not have four year degree to find job because corporations nowadays are off shoring their productions as well as their companies outside of the country for cheaper labor, higher skilled workers, and lower overhead cost. Therefore, the demand in job goes up a lot higher in the past few years. It makes us realize the important of four year college degree. However, there is a small percentage of students who actually earn a four year degree. In the article “What’s Wrong With Vocational School” written by Charles Murray, he gives his opinion about the unnecessary of four year college’s program compares to vocational training.
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
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.
English 043 Professor Doreen Kiefer 12/15/13 “The Growing Need of Raising Minimum Wage” Have you ever wonder how many desperate unemployed American citizens there are in the United States seeking for jobs? Well there’re more than eleven million unemployed citizens desperately trying to make a living in this terrible recession. Not only is it affecting our economy but our businesses, and families as well. Even before the recession, our economy was rapidly shifting, with fewer and fewer middle class jobs and opportunities, with fewer and fewer middle class families, which has led to a low growing, low-wage workforce. As of the end of 2011, the United States needed to create roughly 10 million jobs to return to the pre-recession unemployment
Impact of fashion on college students The skyrocketing of college expenses has restricted number of students receiving their degree. The high tuition fees, cost of books and the expensive meals are some of the usual expenditure during college days; however, majority of modern students increase the expenses of attaining college by being over fashion conscious and spending excessive amount on fashionable gadgets and products. Fashions have become extremely popular in colleges; however, because of being over involved on fashion, students have often weakened their performance, buried in debt and even involved in the criminal activities. Firstly, the academic performances as well as the personal accomplishments have been declined due to the prioritizing of fashions during the college days. The students mind are pre-occupied on how they would look and would like to look.