College Essay: The Failure Of Higher Education

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Higher education - some of us think that we need to get a degree to get ahead in life. We go to college because we want a lot things in life. We want to change our lives, to be better than our parents lives. Some people think we need higher education for a job or some people think we need it because of passion or a dream, like wanting to become a doctor, lawyer, engineer, physician assistant, architect, or teacher. This kind of career requires a higher education. Some just want to be educated and to learn and grow. For the majority, we know without education, you will not get far in life. Education is a necessity, a skill to lead you in the future. College is foundation to reach your goal and pursue your dream. Not everybody agrees, but those people who succeed without education are very few - one in a million. …show more content…
On the other hand, both of these articles believe that higher education still has a problem. According to Gary Gutting, people talk about the failure of higher education because of its high costs and associated extra-academic costs, while Delbanco states that inherent social inequalities between classes inhibit the value gained from higher education. Anthony Delbanco also suggests that education is limited by poor teachers and poor graduate education. While slightly differing, both of these articles conclude that the value of higher education outweighs the

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