On Real Education By Robert T. Perry

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Every day high school seniors are thinking about what they should do with their futures. Some want to go to college to get the degrees they want so that they can get that job or career that they always wanted to do. Two authors argue about different opinions with Robert T. Perry writing, “On “Real Education” with the belief that the United States of America needs more college-educated workers than ever and Charles Murray stating that there are too many college students going into college. With two viewpoints, both focus on the issues of if college education is for everyone and if students are willing to go into college to compete with the foreign competitors. An article called,” On “Real Education,” appeared on InsideHigherEd.com …show more content…
Perry states that the United States of America used to lead the rest of the world in education but now the United States of America 's education status is at tenth place. He states that there will be three million more jobs which require bachelor’s degrees but there are not enough college students to fill those positions. Even if working cheaper is an option, companies will always go overseas for much cheaper and more unskilled work at a lower cost. So the writer states, that the United States of America 's education colleges must help average and the educated elite to succeed because it is important to help students to compete and adapt well. Even though arguing against Murray, Robert wishes understands that people vary in academic ability and not everyone can handle the rigors of a post-secondary degree program but that they will have the options open to them to participate successfully in some form of the post-secondary …show more content…
He states that the four-year college education system is to teach advanced analytic skills and information at a level which exceeds the intellectual capacity of most people. He uses intelligence quotient to state the in order for a student to succeed in college, they will need an intelligence quotient of 115 or higher which is about 15% of the population. He continues to state that with technology, lectures taught by first-rate professors are available on CDs and DVDs on many subjects and with the cost of college, students are looking for other

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