Essay on Are Colleges Worth The Price Of Admission

809 Words Feb 15th, 2016 4 Pages
Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission: Is it Really Worth a six figure debt

In today 's society the rule of thumb is after high school you need to start your college education. To attend a four year college and decide your chosen career path. What do you really get out of those four years and is it really worth the price? The expense of a four year degree is probably the second largest expense you will have besides owning a home, so is it really worth it and what are you really getting out of it?

Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus, professional authors and professors, authors of "Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission", states that the current education system for the most part has lost its basic mission. Which is to engage the students and to challenge there minds, that the colleges are taking on too many other roles. Argues that the staff are more concerned about research and vocational training than to educate the student. The article list a few examples of what it is referring to and some suggestions on how to correct what they feel is the problem with the current college educational system. This is not to say that all colleges have this issue and the authors feel that some do it correctly and names a few examples of some institutions.

The authors feel tenure should be replaced with multiyear contracts with the professors. By ending tenure the current education system would lose nothing but has everything to gain from it. Once a professor reaches tenure there is…

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