It has come to my attention that over the years we have steadily increased the amount of requirements in society that are pressed down upon to younger generations as they grow up, expecting more and more responsibilities out of them at earlier and earlier ages. While we steadily find out more things about the world these things are shoved into someone in schools face and they are expected to digest all of this information fully in order to continue on until they finish, retaining all of the knowledge from previous years during the process. As our knowledge grows our expectation of their knowledge will grow too, we will expect them to learn and know more by the time they have gotten out of school adding more and more pressure onto them. The information provided here will be relayed with the facts about education, growing responsibilities overall, and ways to fix these things. As our knowledge has increased so has our expectation in length of education. It wasn’t long ago that people could get a high paying job with absolutely no college, as well as be a dropout from college without being questioned as long as they knew what they were doing. Nowadays if someone currently in school or is recently getting out of school wants a high paying job, they are expected to go to college as well. They are expected to gain another 4 years of education just in order to get said job, even if they already have the abilities needed for said job. Who knows how much more education will be
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Elementary school, middle school, high school, college―that’s how we’re told our education careers should go. After college you go on and get a job based on the degree you received. Seems simple right? According to Erik Lowe in his Seattle Times article “Keep Washington’s College Tuition Affordable,” he informs that people in his generation are the first to be less educated than their parents, in the United States. He explains that this is due to the high cost of tuition followed by a huge amount of student loan debt. Lowe believes that there needs to be a significant change in the country’s higher education systems (in reference to the tuition costs) or the decline of college attendance will continue. There needs to be a decrease of
This has led to some people noticing that the income gap between people with a degree and people without isn’t increasing as much as it used to (Source D). Is it possible that one day that gap will cease to exist? Thoughts like this run through quite a few students’ minds as they sign loans and pile up debt. Approximately 33% of students finish college with a bachelor’s degree (Source D). For a society pushing kids to continue their education, that’s a low number. Maybe it has to do with the stress of paying for college of maybe it’s about the slowing income gap but for some reason a majority of the U.S. doesn’t have a four year
The purpose of education is to prepare students for their futures with both knowledge as well as fundamental life skills. I believe students are highly capable beings who have a desire to be productively challenged. To empower students to meet and exceed high expectations set forth by the state, school, or teacher, it is imperative that educators “teach for enduring understanding through partnerships and by drawing on brain-based education, students ' multiple intelligences, and culturally appropriate curriculum innovations” (Laster and Johnson). Beyond guaranteeing students can read, write, and perform basic math functions, we should be producing graduates who are responsible individuals positively contributing to society, reliable workers, and devoted family members. Whether students receive a scholarship to attend college or go to work immediately following graduation, we must train them to conduct themselves with integrity, have an admirable work ethic, and solve challenging problems they may face throughout their lives.
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,
Education prepares individuals for the future that they fantasize about. An extremely common question most of us were asked at some point in our life was, “What do we want to be when we grow up?” Some of the answers could have been an astronaut, doctor, or in my case a teacher but, before those dreams come true, an education is necessary. Condorcet states, “For at present even in the most enlightened countries scarcely one in fifty of the people who have natural talents, receives the necessary education to develop them;” (34) Condorcet’s point is that not many people obtain the education needed to fulfill their dreams. Therefore, it is important that everyone has an equal access to education to become the people they want to be.
In order to make some changes for the future, higher education needs to improve upon education itself while also lowering the costs of tuition. In some institutions they can provide certifications without requiring four (or more) years and a six-figure investment. This could be a huge advantage, especially if employers find the certification to be a more reliable indicator of competence than an actual college degree. Combine that with apprenticeship programs or internships and you might not need a college degree for many careers. Colleges may need to investigate updating online programing or possibly webcast lectures. Colleges also need to adjust their programs to accommodate what the future students actually need
“In the United States today, there is no more certain investment than a college education”(Carnevale and Melton). Education has always been a major component of American society. One can only go so far without an education, and the more education and knowledge someone has, the better their chances of being successful. Some people believe a high school education is enough, and it is, enough to land a job at a fast food restaurant. I speculate they feel this way because they feel school is not for them, or maybe they just do not want to go far in life. To get far in life people must go above and beyond, and learn things that others do not know to make them
There have been a study that most jobs in future won’t require a college degree According to the Times(, eight out of the ten job categories that will add the most employees during the next decade including home-health aide, customer-service representative, and store clerk—can be performed by someone without a college degree. It’s true that this small jobs don’t require a college degree but if we see ourselves and our history we have been developing too fast and in that development life got harder, and requirements for opportunity increased. The world is changing, the job that once required no education are now demanding GED or high school diploma and need not to be statistics that soon that requirement would change to college diploma as the world is advancing at a fast phase that it never did. It was 6 to 7 years ago when need a of computer skill wasn’t even a question and now whole world is
Education gives common people the means to turning dreams into reality. Education allows common people to open up their minds to various possibilities, that will arise from becoming educated. But, yet there are times where our education systems do not uphold student/learners to a high norm. Although, problems with education systems rarely occur, inadequate performance in school can be feasible if there are issues within the child’s household. Nonetheless, students who face inconsistent dilemmas, fail since they attempt to solve both problems.
A highschool diploma doesn’t get you what it used too, you will be lucky to get a job at McDonald’s with only a highschool diploma. People now want a degree, a furthered education that can be put to use. However at the same time people are so lazy in our country that they don’t want to or think they have to do anything more than the bare minimum to get a job. Then there are people who cheat the system and pay people under the table or illegal immigrants to do work that others won’t do. We can’t complain nearly enough how illegal immigrants come and take our jobs but we expect to get paid twice as someone who will do it for a reasonable or below actual price. Then they will do the job better than someone who wants twice as
In “ Going To College May Cost You, But So Will Skipping It” Jennifer Ludden writes that student loans tops 1 trillion and professional education cost as much as a house. Which leaves numerous individuals thinking about whether school is truly justified, despite all the trouble. They say that higher education 's now make 17,500 more every year than individuals without degree, which brought on the compensation hole to twofold. They say that the hands on employments of yesterday are just vanishing. Ludden goes ahead to say that not simply heading off to college is the main thing that matters, it’s truly your major. Ludden at last clarifies how there no awesome sense for forward advancement for school instruction 10 or 20 years prior. Which has cause the pay to build to such an extent.
It seems in the society we live in today, having a college degree is a necessity. Years ago it was the norm for people to just go right into a full time job after high school, if they even finished high school; they did this to support their families. In today’s society a person has a difficult time getting a decent job without a college degree. During an adults working life, bachelor degree graduates will earn about $2.1 million and a high school graduate can expect to earn an average of $1.2 million (Day and Newburger, 2002). This is quite a difference and it puts a college education in
A college education is now as necessary for success as a high school education was in the 1970’s according to the job industry. In 1970, only 40 percent of high school graduates went to college. Now 70 percent of high school graduates attend some sort of
A four-year degree costs students “more than $19,000” (Stieger), and in this day and age it is nearly impossible to survive with only a high school education; being well qualified for a specific career position is very important to employers. George Leef, author of “Why on Earth Do We Have a ‘Student Loan Crisis’?,” says it best when he states that “college graduates are somewhat more reliable and easily trained than people with only high school diplomas … if there is a large enough number of [people] with college degrees, employers don’t have to bother with people who don’t have them” (Leef 29). That being said, I wonder how young people are expected to obtain some sort of degree, when higher education is nearly impossible for some families to afford. Although very significant changes have been made by our government offering improved financial aid to current and future students, more can still be done. Our politicians could increase the Pell Grant maximum to coincide with rising tuition costs, increase taxes on irrelevant goods and services to provide students with more direct funding, set up a “reward system” that would place more responsibility on the students (rather than themselves), and most importantly, our two main parties in office need to agree on specific changes.
Throughout the history of civilization, education has been an important tool in shaping an individual as well as the society that the individual is a part of. In the older civilizations, only the elite upper class had access to education. This kept these people at the top of the social ladder, and suppressed the common people who did not have access to the same education as the nobles. We have come a long way since then, with every child having access to a free high school degree. However, there is still some inequality in this modern education system that has similarities to the old injustices. In this day and age, a college degree is a great start for a young adult starting to enter the work force. According to a study conducted by Pew