A Case Against College Linda Lee Analysis

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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. …show more content…
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. There are community colleges and non-private colleges that do not cost as much. A person who reads this article should make sure that he or she is not mislead by her selective …show more content…
Linda Lee stated, “Even so, only 27 percent of Americans have a bachelor’s degree or higher. That leaves an awful lot who succeed without college” (10). Linda failed to mention here the percentage of people that received an associate’s degree, which is lower than a bachelor 's degree,but is still a college education. “A number of his friends are [graduates], and those who were savvy enough to go into computers at an Ivy League school walked into $50,000-a-year jobs. But that’s not everyone. An awful lot became teachers making half that. And some still don’t know what they want to do” (Lee 11). Linda fails to mention how many teachers make $25,000 a year, if any make that. According to USNews, The median annual salary for high school teachers was $55,360 in 2013. The best-paid 10 percent in the field made approximately $86,720, while the bottom 10 percent made $37,230. Here it shows that no teacher makes less than $30,000. This shows that Linda is not a very credible source and that people should not take this article

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