Is Education Worth A Waste Of Money? Essay

1348 Words Nov 14th, 2015 6 Pages
Imagine a country where their culture has a negative outlook on going to college. Children are debating whether education is worth having for their future. College is seen as a necessity in America, but is priced as a luxury investment. In 1978, a student who worked a minimum wage summer job could afford to pay a year’s full tuition at the four-year public university of their choice. United States does not want their future to be filled with engineers, doctors, and scientist. Thirty years of warnings have not been realized that American students ' low performance on international tests threatens U.S. economic growth. American culture has started to discourage potential college students, by student debt, jobless rate, and famous entrepreneurs’ stories.
To begin, student debt is scaring people from even thinking about attending higher education. The media portrays college as a waste of money. According to, “The Real Cost of College,” Tracey Randinelli writes, “Most people have an inflated perception of how much college costs. One reason, says Irvin Bodofsky, director of financial aid at the State University of New York 's Upstate Medical University, is that all those ‘college-costs-will-break-your-bank’ stories in the media tend to focus on the country 's highest-priced schools” (Randinelli 8). The media will mostly take private intuitions prices and scare potential college students from taking loans to pay for their education. Money is the major factor for the cost of…

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