Is Education A Waste Of Education? Essay example
During high school, many people are asked to decide what they want to be when they grow up. I went through many options before deciding that I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. I thought I could be successful in this career path and was very excited to begin my new adventure. Some people I knew thought otherwise. In general, I was told that I was wasting my time at college by trying to receive a degree in education.
At the end of my junior year of high school, every student was supposed to meet with our school’s guidance counselor to talk about our future plans. During my meeting with the guidance counselor, I was shocked to hear her belittle my plans. She told me “if you don’t get a degree in a S.T.E.M program you will end up with no job and a load of college debt.” Maybe it was just because I was still a naïve high school student, but I always thought that by becoming a teacher I was part of every program since I taught students the basics needed to learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. I am not sure what my guidance counselor was trying to accomplish during that meeting, but as I left her office, I was only more determined to become a teacher.
Obviously there were a few ideas I knew that apparently my guidance counselor did not consider. One of those concepts is that, even though there were currently no job opening in the Penncrest school district, eventually somebody would retire or leave. Another solution I…