Not all have to go to college to be successful, and not all hardworking jobs require a college degree. College is not necessarily a measure of intelligence. Especially in todays economy, a lot of people can not afford to pursue higher education. That does not mean they would not make really fantastic doctors or lawyers if they could afford to go to college. Not everyone has the means to receive degrees and titles, some do not even have the desire to. “We reinforce this notion by defining intelligence solely on grades in school and numbers on IQ tests” Rose explained. (Rose, 279) I believe that higher education is definitely a worthwhile endeavor. I also believe while it may be the best route for some, it is not for everyone. For example, my mother and father both did not attend college. They both make good incomes, and love their everyday jobs. My mother always wanted to be a hair stylist, so obviously college was not the best option for her. My father was always good at persuading people to do things, so he got into the sales business. My mother and father are a prime example of being successful in their field, without pursuing higher education. Attending college is not the only way that a person can live a happy and full
Through personal experience I have learned that an education does truly help you succeed in life. Growing up I have had a good education system and been able to push myself to learn. However, I have met some people who have not been as lucky as me. Around eight years ago, I was twelve years
Rhetorical Analysis of “Blue-Collar Brilliance” Writer, Mike Rose, in his rhetorical essay, “Blue-Collar Brilliance,” voices his familiarities with family members that labored blue-collar jobs as well as a few of his occurrences as a student. Persuading his audience, Rose judges that blue-collar jobs require intelligence and that intelligence should not be dignified by the amount of schooling that one has received. Mike Rose not only analyzes his mother, a waitress, but nonetheless of his uncle, who started a job working on the assembly line at General Motors and accomplished enough to become a supervisor. Comparing the lives of his family and the author’s experience in receiving a higher education, Rose describes his experience in observing
A college degree is a valuable asset that could ultimately lead to a productive life in society due to the received education, but people without a college degree do turn out more than adequate in regards to societal success. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the forecasted 30 fastest growing jobs between 2010 and 2020, five do not require a high school diploma, nine require a high school diploma, four require an associate 's degree, six require a bachelor 's degree, and six require graduate degrees to get the jobs (College). In an article called “College Education” by ProCon.org,
With proper education, it can help shape an individual's future; education is the foundation of the way of life today, it is needed and required everywhere in the world. Those who strive to be employed, make money, or do something great in the future has to rely on education to get them there. Education is mandatory to become an engineer, doctor, teacher, astronaut etc.; the skill required to be able to do any type of work is gained from learning the basics and having a clear understanding of it. An individual's success depends mainly on their talent and hardwork. Although we rely on education, we as well rely on that individual's strength, determination, and perseverance. Every individual are each a diamond in the rough and should be well taken care
R.E.M. ....Religious, educational and moral values. These are the three values that affect society today the most, I think. Society may look down on people if they do not live by what society thinks is correct. For example if a persons values are corrupt then society will look down
In today's society, it is more difficult to get a job without having an education. McClellan talks about two different people in his essay, Voss and Galipeau, who were guaranteed a job with their company. When their company moved over seas they had to find new jobs. Voss had to get a college education to be able to get another job, and even with her college education she found it difficult. When she finally found a job, the job only paid $12.47 an hour, compared to her original job that paid $27 an hour. Galipeau had to take a part time job somewhere because he was too old to be starting a new career (McClellan 552-553). This is a perfect example as to how even with a company having promised them a solid job, more education was needed just to find another job that paid less. Additionally, even the jobs that require nothing more than a high school education do not pay well. There are also very few jobs that a person can get without additional education past high school. Those who don't even have a diploma may have an even harder time finding a job. According to the United States Department of Labor, "In May 2013, about 27 percent of all U.S. jobs were in occupations that typically require less education than a high school diploma for entry. These
Why is it that in today’s society, people merely believe that a person can be successful if they have a degree from a higher education? In the article “The Case for Working With Your Hands” author Mathew B. Crawford talks about his life as a mechanic and the decisions and revelations that got him there. Crawford claims that a good job is defined to meet an individual’s passion and to see the “effects of the world” (Crawford). Crawford is saying that a person does not have to have a degree to have a good job. With Crawford’s claim, in the article titled “The Case for Working With Your Hands,” that a person should find a job that satisfies their own passions and desires I would agree with the author’s stance based on my own personal experiences as well as his information he presents.
The beginning of the Industrial Revolution paved way for millions to access to competitive industries and allowed many men and women, and now including children an opportunity to survive within the society. During this revolution, many children turned to cheap, long, and often dangerous employment to help support their own
Many people believe that in order to be successful is to go to college. Also many people believe that college is a waste of money. Since we started middle school teachers made us believe in order to be successful is to have a higher education. That’s not true That’s not
As a matter of fact, in John Gatto’s article “Against School”. Gatto defines education, success and schooling and how they are completely separate entities, yet we associate them as if they were completely synonymous. Schooling doesn't always have to be taken before you are making huge figures and salaries. People like Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Andrew Carnegie have grown to an exponential size financially without the help of a college diploma; Carnegie without a high school diploma. Success before public schooling In the article, Gatto gives many examples of successful and intellectually satisfied individuals who have endured without formal schooling along with them. “a considerable number of well-known Americans never went through the twelve-year wringer our kids currently go through, and they turned out alright. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln? Someone taught them, to be sure, but they were not products of a school system, and not one of them was ever "graduated"”(Gatto). People have indeed acquired money and riches without the prowess of a degree,
It is assumed that if you are poor then you will not receive a form of higher education. It is even more realistic that when this is the case lack of education impairs your chances of gaining ground beyond that of poverty. About 34% of unemployed people never got a high school diploma compared to the 6% of unemployed people who have attained a bachelor's degree (U.S. Census Bureau). These unemployed individuals never got the education needed to hold a middle-class worthy job so they live in poverty. This chart below demonstrates how education increases chances of employment, allowing an income that may keep you above poverty level.
Overall my goal will be to support what the author is saying in this peace. Furthermore guiding my essay to show my audience that the blue collar work force is a harder way to go in life. Consequently this should resonate with most of my audience, majority of them are in this class to get ahead in their carriers.
I have read an article "Is a College Degree Necessary" published by Los Angeles Times, and was written by Mike Rustigan in my English class. The author wrote about the number of dropouts from the university because they feel that school is not the appropriate place for them to learn the knowledge and life. They just want to work with your hands, and learn a skill by itself after high school. By contrast, President Obama wants every student has the opportunity to attend college to obtain higher education. President Obama told Congress, "We expect all our children not only to graduate from high school but to graduate from college and get a good-paying job." (Los Angeles Times). After reading the article, there is the big question in my mind is: Is there a college degree necessary for success? Some people may think that not going to college will not have much influence on their life, because going to college or a vocational school, finally, people still go to work and earn money to support themselves and their families, should a college degree is not important and necessary; as long as we have the ability and effort, we will succeed. Is really very difficult to believe that a person needs a college education to succeed in life because success in life has different meanings for different people, and there are many who have succeeded , become a billionaire, but not through a whole school or class in life. Some others said that the university is not only a success, but the path
Most people commonly describe success, as being wealthy in life. This is not the meaning entirely, the definition of success is simple. A person is successful, if he or she has very good payment at his or her work and if he or she is happy with the job, they