Essay on Are Colleges Worth The Price Of Admission?

2196 Words Mar 20th, 2016 9 Pages
In the book, “They Say, I Say” chapter fourteen discusses the necessity for tertiary education. The fundamental focus of chapter fourteen is to determine whether or not higher education offers the bang for your buck. The chapter initiates disputes beginning with the article, “Are Colleges Worth The Price of Admission?” by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus. This article conveys a controversial issue of the rising cost of admissions and the descending quality of college education. With the questioning of the traditional educational system, many offer alternate solutions to combat these misperceptions such as the article written by Sanford J. Ungar, “The New Liberal Arts”. While liberal-art degrees rarely statistically illustrate much success, Sanford J. Ungar urges the quest for a change. Ungar emphasizes this change through seven unique misconception theories. Ungar’s ambition is to change how the average American college student envisions a successful future. In unison, David Foster Wallace interprets how one idea can propose a variety of theories from two different people. This interpretation is thoroughly described in Wallace’s article “Kenyon Commencement Speech”. In Liz Addison’s article, “Two Years Are Better Than Four” the clash between Addison and Rick Perlstein’s opinion piece, “What’s The Matter With College”, where he describes modern day education as futile and unnecessary, is presented throughout the passage. Kevin Carey assist in Rick Perlstein’s opinion with…

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