How Much Is Pursuing Higher Education Worth For Americans? Essay

842 Words Oct 22nd, 2015 4 Pages
How much is pursuing higher education worth to Americans? The actual cost of a decent secondary education these days is astronomical and without higher education finding a high paying job is becoming harder and harder. An alternative to contemporary methods of paying is presented in “A ‘Tour of Duty’ Before College Would Serve Students and the Nation.” By Sheila Suess Kennedy and Matt Impink involving a one-year “tour of duty” in which high school graduates will be payed minimum wage during their tour of duty and receive stipends sufficient to pay tuition, room, and board for two years at a public college or trade school. This article while being well written is also very persuasive. Through the use of informative knowledge of the current GI bill, a straight forward tone, and large amount of emotional and ethical appeal the authors are able to move their readers to rethink military service in exchange for tuition costs.
From the very beginning of the article the authors slam their readers with back ground information on related topics to their main purpose. With knowledge of current and past GI bills such as “It began as an effort to reward those who had been willing to risk their lives for their country, and it was expensive, but by all accounts it was a major political, humanitarian, and economic success.” Kennedy and Impink really give their readers a sense of just how much the two really know about this topic. This is one of the main reasons I found the article…

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