College Is A Waste Of Time And Money
Caroline Bird explicitly states her thesis in the first paragraph, “A great majority of our nine million college students are not in school because they want to be or because they want to learn. They are there because it has become the thing to do or because college is a pleasant place to be; because it is the only way …show more content…
This is a perfect assumption by Bird, she backs it up with a bit of evidence, “I say this because a young banker in Poughkeepsie, New York, Stephen G. Necel, used a computer to compare college as an investment with other investments available in 1974 and college did not come out on top.
College is not a waste of time and money. Self-control is a must for any student attending college. Of course the students from your upper and middle class families have an advantage here. The strongest academic evidence suggests any individual will boost his pay by going to college, even if he or she is not a very good student. But there is always the question as to whether the earnings will outweigh the cost of