They Say I Say Essay

1144 WordsMar 18, 20125 Pages
Higher Education Is Worth the Price Is getting a higher education worth the price? I think it is. In the book, “they say I say” the author, argues that not getting an education doesn’t necessary mean not having a good job or a good position. I disagree. I believe education is really important. You may think you have a good job in your possession or a good secure position, but later in life when a promotional opportunity arises, you’ll always fall short without the degree at your fingertips. Jobs requiring minimal or no education usually involve strenuous labor and lack the opportunities to advance. These jobs generally won’t be in the office. People with a higher education stand out in society, not just because they might necessary…show more content…
He mentions that at some point these new employees are eventually going to inherit the necessary experience and lead the way, leaving him in the dust where he otherwise could have taken control if he had a higher education. The author will reach a certain point due to his educational limits while others with a higher education pass right by. My uncle, a motor oil engineer at a well-known company, goes through the same exact thing. As a senior engineer at the plant, he doesn’t get paid as much as the people above him and therefore cannot get a higher position due to his educational limitations. Even though he has more experience, he still can’t do anything about it but get more education. Just the other day as I was talking to a friend of mine, a social worker for Alameda County, about school, he mentioned how he wants to get promoted but can’t since he doesn’t have a degree. He advised me to get as much education as possible before I find a real job. He also mentioned that when it comes to education, not to take short cuts. Stay in school as long as possible, he says, without breaking the bank as it would help me later on when I get a job. Having a higher education could be the difference between getting the job of my dreams or getting a job that I hate but still have to do it to keep me and my family alive. It would give me the edge over other
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