An Analysis Of Sanford Ungar And Charles Educated

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To Be or Not to Be Educated Colleges and universities, or more importantly an educational degree in the liberal arts, in today’s society is an important necessity that can help determine students’ goals and future in life. Maybe even calling these institutions or the educational system life itself can be called an understatement. However, there is no doubt that for some people in any part of the world they would risk everything they have in order to receive high-level education and use it to perform better for their future and live a comfortable lifestyle at the same time. But for some people even though they would like to receive a formal educational degree they cannot afford it thus possibly failing in earning a livelihood. There are however, …show more content…
In its basic core colleges and universities is a place of learning that helps provide the general public a chance to improve critical thinking and gain knowledge. However, what if the person who tries his/her hardest to earn a specific major couldn’t pass one required class unrelated to the major? Would the person in question be doom to fail forever never succeeding in life just because of one class? Everybody is unique in their own way; some people are smarter than others while some are more athletic. Even in academics, some people have more of an affinity towards the math and sciences department while others prefer being an artist or …show more content…
By decreasing a number of unnecessary classes students will be able to take more time focusing on their desired major and possibly their dream jobs that they have already desired. With this proposition college and universities would be able to send students faster into the workforce, possibly even allowing students to not feel the pressure and stress of a job that could be forced unto them. Although some students may find this idea perfect some might argue various problems that might occur. Ungar would argue that liberal arts should be a requirement and the STEM field is a necessity for the student to not only help the students ' own country but also to help others. Concerning Ungar 's claim, I would insist that learning the basic knowledge of liberal arts can also be learned through the internet. As the advancement of technology is increasing so is the bank of knowledge the internet is gaining. Even Murray states “Google is scanning the entire text of every book in the libraries of Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Oxford, the New York Public Library… and an expanding list of others” (pp. 242). Meaning that all of these libraries and knowledge that Google has absorbed is now public to anyone who has internet access. Some of the information that

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