A Case Against College By Linda Lee Essay

820 Words Nov 20th, 2015 4 Pages
Years ago college in our world was not as popular as it is now. More and more young people are going to college after high school and will be the first in their family to do so. In her article “A Case Against College” Linda Lee brings up that college is not necessary. She points out all the negative aspects of college and none of the positive. She fails to grasp the reality that college is important and that its importance should not be downplayed. People should not take this article to heart. They should not take into account the statistics she states. People should disagree with this article because Linda Lee tries to mislead her audience with selective statistics, she uses her son for most of her examples, and her information is not creditable. After reading Linda lee’s article, one should notice that she use statistics to support her stance. One should also notice that she used very few of these statistics. The statistics she used were also very specific. “Even so, only 27 percent of Americans have a bachelor’s degree or higher. That leaves an awful lot who succeed without college” (Lee 10). Linda Lee uses a statistic here that only applies to students who have a bachelor’s degree or higher. She neglects to mention people who have graduated with an Associate’s degree. Linda Lee stated, “Is he getting a $1,000 a week’s worth of education?” In this question she asks she misleads people into assuming that all colleges are that expensive. Not all colleges cost that much.…

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