Essay On College Is Not Right For Everyone

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From preschool to elementary and throughout high school years, student’s curriculums are already decided. From three years old to eighteen years old, teachers are giving students basic knowledge, building blocks that are waiting to build a magnificent empire. And then, finally, the doors open to the world full of choices. For the first time, we have the opportunity to make choices. College is waiting to help students build their magnificent empire, by using their building blocks received in earlier years. One class at a time, their empire is being built. Everyone would benefit from college; it is always a good choice to develop into a more rounded person. Of course, many will probably disagree on the grounds that some jobs do not …show more content…
Charles Murray author of “Are Too Many People Going to College? “ would disagree that college is for everyone. In his article, Murray notes that there are many aspects to think of when deciding if college is right for a student. Murray believes that students need to consider their capabilities, financial outcome of the particular chosen field, and be carefully guided by a counselor. Murray himself writes “guidance counselors and parents who automatically encourage young people to go to college straight out of high school regardless of their skills and interest are being thoughtless about the best interests of young people in their charge” (249). He believes that even though a person might be capable of going to school, that does not translate to them doing well. Murray goes as far as putting down those who encourage young people to go to …show more content…
Liz Addison, author of “Two Years Are Better than Four”, is very passionate about college. She is a college enthusiast that has been to two community colleges and has a degree in biology. Addison writes “[college] offer a network of affordable future, accessible hope, and an option to dream” (258). Addison is all for college, in fact, she ranks it highly important in America. She is especially for community college. Addison does not believe you have to go to four years of college to find hope, to dream. I could not agree more. Addison, like myself, believes that everyone should have the opportunity to go to college. Not only should everyone have the opportunity, but they do not have to have it all figured out to go. College opens doors to people, to new places, and experiences, that lay the road to your future. Education is a value that cannot be taken

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