Charles Murray, What's Wrong With Vocational School?
Some leave knowing what they want to do at the end, while others have no clue. Charles Murray expresses his disagreement that too many kids are going to four-year colleges. In his essay, “What’s wrong with Vocational School?” Murray States that Vocational schools should be more of an option for people rather than having everyone go to a four-year college. He explains that many that go to a four-year college are unqualified, basing it on their IQ levels or lack of interest in attending. Murray believes that it may also be a waste of their money if they are just going for the LIB art major which may lead them nowhere and leave them with nothing but loans. Although Murray does make a good argument that four-year college may not be for everyone, I disagree with him, saying that vocational school would be a better option and that not everyone is qualified, therefore I do think that everyone that whoever chooses to attend college is able to and should attend. For instance, a four-year college may be for someone who has a clear vision of what they want to be in life. However, like Murray said, “some large proportion of students on today’s campuses -- probably a majority of them -- are looking for something that the four-year college may not provide” ( Murray 2). He believes that four-year colleges try to do too much, a more practical option would be vocational schools. A two-year college would be better for someone who’s still figuring it out or wanting to do something in the Arts department or for someone that would like to learn technical specialties. With the focus of figuring it out and attending college to get a degree. Although, In either case, going to College doesn't guarantee stability for anyone. However, it could be beneficial in the real world when compared to an individual who has no college experience.The reasons are best explained by, Murray who says, “The fault lies in the false premium that our culture