Life After High School Essay

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Life After High School “You have to stay in school. You have to. You have to go to college. You have to get your degree. Because that's the one thing people can't take away from you is your education. And it is worth the investment” (Michelle Obama). College is a necessity in order to succeed in life, and while many may believe you can do just as well without a degree, you just don’t have the same potential for growth in the long run. College is a key to future success because with a better education, you have the potential to learn more about different jobs, different paths to major in, and in the end you have the support and knowledge over others who do not. This in turn gives the advantage to any college graduate that is looking for success and a job in the future. One example as CNN Money has portrayed is that almost all of the jobs offered after the Great Recession were given to those with a college degree, either bachelor's or associate's. “8.4 Million college graduates with at least a Bachelor’s degree landed a job in the recovery, while 3.1 million graduates with a Associate’s degree or some college, and only 80,000 people with only a high school diploma got a job of the 11.6 million jobs created after the recession” (Lubby). This article on CNN shows how 99% of the jobs were given to those with a college degree, and while a few were given out to those with only a high school diploma, it is shown that a degree may be the only reason you get any sort of income in
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