Analysis Of David Leonhardt's 'The College Dropout Boom'

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Graduating high school and entering college is a monumental step coming from a family where no one has ever been to college. Financial aid was one of the assets I would use to help pay for my first semester of college. It seemed like an easy process until I actually went through it. Getting the runaround from a financial aid office advisors, almost getting dropped from all my classes, and holds were put on my account. It was really a bunch of bullshit and I almost said fuck school. The financial aid office at UWG had not processed my loans do to FASFA for not providing them with the right information. It took nearly three weeks for my loans to process and another two weeks for them to deposit it into my account. I began to fall behind in …show more content…
Leonhardt renames dropouts as nongraduates giving a neutral look on college students dropping out. In this article he gives various financial and social reasons on why students may leave school. He focus mainly on the financial struggles that college students have. These are struggles that students do not have control over but may suffer the consequences of not being financially stable. He also displays the type of advantages that students of higher incomes usually do better in school. This advantage is usually given to these students because they have to pay less for school and have less to worry about in life. Leonhardt successfully argues that financial aid should do more for students of lower …show more content…
According to Leonhardt, “ A bachelor 's degree, not a year too of courses tends determine a person 's place in today 's globalized, computerized economy.” If a person does not have these qualifications it may be hard for them to find a job in the real world. Usually students who go to college for two or three years do not have the same job qualifications for a person who attends all four years and get a bachelor 's degree. A person put forth the same effort towards their school work but cannot continue school because of financial struggles does not mean that they are less qualified for a job. Because of this, many people are qualified for jobs but do not make them because they do not have the paperwork. Qualified workers are being short of money because they did could not afford to finish

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