Essay on Choosing Between College and a Steady Job

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For decades, low-income families have increasingly found themselves in a position where they have to choose between a college education and remaining at a steady job. However, with the growing demand for college-educated workers, a college education is highly recommended in order to attain a job that is capable of providing the individual and his family a respectable income. Even as more people from low socio-economic status are applying to college, the difference in graduation rates between the top and bottom income groups is predictable. Unfortunately, low-income students often lack the guidance and support they need to persist in their studies. As a result, large gaps remain in educational achievement between students from low-income …show more content…
For decades, low-income families have increasingly found themselves in a position where they have to choose between a college education and remaining at a steady job. However, with the growing demand for college-educated workers, a college education is highly recommended in order to attain a job that is capable of providing the individual and his family a respectable income. Even as more people from low socio-economic status are applying to college, the difference in graduation rates between the top and bottom income groups is predictable. Unfortunately, low-income students often lack the guidance and support they need to persist in their studies. As a result, large gaps remain in educational achievement between students from low-income families and their high-income peers. Fortunately, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) schools have made it possible for under-represented minorities and low-income families to continue their education. To help more students afford and graduate from college, Bowie State University, for example, has taken steps to address these challenges by providing high-quality and affordable educational opportunities for students. Bowie State University has taken new steps to improve academic performance by reducing college costs, establishing a professional learning community, and offering a wide-variety of extracurricular activities to improve students overall productivity. To solve the challenges confronting socio-economic
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