Making A College Education Is Worth The Costs, By Rodney K. Smith

806 Words Feb 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Determining whether pursing a college education is worth the money is a matter that will cross the minds of many at some point in their lives. Some believe that college is not only a waste of time but, also money. On the other hand, some would argue that education is an investment that will pay off later in life. In the article “Yes, A College Degree is Worth the Costs,” Rodney K. Smith states that his family views education as an investment and stewardship. He argues that “[m]any in the rising generation fail to see education as a stewardship worthy of investment on their part.” Meaning that many are failing to see the value of education. Education plays a major role in ones future and it shouldn’t be taken for granted. Smith’s key supporting evidence comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Using information from this credible source makes his argument believable and convincing. Smith brings up one of the major issues in the United States today, which is unemployment. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2010, 14.9% of the unemployed population are those without a high school diploma. Whereas, those with just an associate’s degree only make up 7% of the population. Smith is trying to make a point. If we want to decrease the number of people unemployed, people need to get an education. The more education received, the lower the unemployment rate. Smith then adds another statistic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics which explains how educational…

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