Analysis Of My Valuable, Cheap College Degree By Arthur C. Brooks

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Higher education is a necessity in life. Without it, the hope to find a job to sustain oneself and possibly a family is extremely difficult. In “My Valuable, Cheap College Degree” author Arthur C. Brooks explains his views about college. He begins by noting the statistics of inflating tuition costs; a widely talked about subject that has attracted many entrepreneurs desiring to solve the problem. Following a challenge by Bill Gates, the $10,000 college degree –or 10-K B.A.– is being instituted in many states in America today. To achieve this lower cost, the classes have changed to online classes. Many feel this is taking away from vital discussions that would take place within the usual classroom setting with the teacher and student. Brooks …show more content…
As he reaches out to college students about the opportunity to attain a cheaper education by pursuing the 10-K B.A., he fails to provide any credentials as to the acceptance rate of earning a 10-K B.A. Statistics do not support the actuality of being able to achieve the 10-K B.A. because the entrepreneurial idea remains too callow in form to determine if it performs its purpose. Brooks cannot give decent support in if the 10-K B.A. is a good investment in that they can grant the same jobs as a traditional schooling would. Brooks well establishes his paper with his rebuttal of the opinions stated earlier in his article but doesn’t end the article well. “In the end, however, the case for the 10-K B.A. is primarily moral, not financial.” Throughout his entire article Brooks refers to the fact that the 10-K B.A. lessens the cost of obtaining a college degree, but his conclusion paragraph doesn’t reaffirm that. He raises the thought of the morality of the expenses of college, something spontaneous in comparison to the main points of his article. He is trying to conclude that those who care for others reaching their goals need a reasonably priced education, which is what entrepreneurs strive to do, but it distracts from his article. He articulates a new idea in the wrong spot and does not expound on

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