Essay on Graduation Speech : Higher Learning

728 Words Nov 13th, 2016 3 Pages
In the article, “Higher Learning” different groups of people are deciding or have to decided to go back to school to obtain a college degree or certification to help facilitate achieving a higher position in their current job, or to revamp their current career path to better their lives. Due to cutting down on the work hours or in some worse cases even being laid off, because companies are relocating or shutting down completely, more and more adults are going back to school. There are some challenges with this idea however, two major challenges are time and money. Adult students that chose to return to school have to balance the challenges of attending school and working a part-time or full-time job as well as raising a family. Both work and raising a family are full time jobs in themselves especially when your kids are involved in extra-curricular activities or struggle with school work and working long hours at the job, so adding the education aspect is another stressor which if you are not resilient, can have an effect on your time and money (i.e.being fired). Most colleges however are more than willing to help their potential students with the financial obligations. The schools have many systems in place to help pass the much needed and appreciated information on to students if they are willing to make the effort. Even though the school is willing to help, it is however the sole responsibility of the individual to remain dedicated to putting the maximum effort to…

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