Higher Education Cracks

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The Cracks of Higher Education Higher Education, a place where students are allowed to continue to be pushed through challenging material. This idea has recently came under fire during times where the burden of knowledge gets pushed further and further up the education system. This transfer has cause employers to not only look for degrees but nearly require them. The cost of this change has made some sort of Higher Education mandatory for a student to partake in. Although more schooling is not necessarily a bad thing for society, the increase in tuition prices around the United States has drastically changes student opinions. In recent years tuition fees have increase to nearly 13000 a semester in school fees alone, not to mention living expenses. …show more content…
“Why do you want all these extra students, so you can build more buildings, and come here looking for more money, and increase tuition more to pay for them?” This was over an argument in the building of Northern Arizona Universities’ fitness center, which they claimed to build out of the need to attract more students. The logic hear is full of flaws, because instead of charging a fee to use the fitness center, they hiked up tuition rates to pay for, and maintain the new addition to the campus. Kavanaugh later directly claims the misuse of student tuition. “It appears that a lot of this extra money that students pay for tuition, into the classroom to improve their education, but is going towards the adminstrators.” There are many immediate moral concerns of this. Which involves the pseudo tuition fees, which are really just extra money to create a more marketable school campus. Overall the spending of student tuition, which is paid by the student to benefit the student, is no longer being used to increase the knowledge of the …show more content…
It is a monster which has been compounder over the past 20 years with skyrocketing tuition rates. These tuition rates are not only rising due natural inflation, but because of poor spending by Universities, and less funding from the government, which puts more burden onto the student. It is understandable that student education is expensive and requires money to provide. Schooling cannot be free if it wants to be effective and beneficial. The reason tuitions have skyrocketed is due to Universities becoming a business instead of a school. They are looking to maximize the amount of students, and minimize the amount of time and effort used per student. The outcomes of these choices are very poor for students. Students begin to think “Is going into debt, and spending tens of thousands of dollars’ worth the chance at a higher paying job?” This kind of thinking cannot continue. The United States will lose out on some of it brightest thinkers, who may just be unlucky enough to be at the low totem pull of economic classes. Higher Education may always have a price tag, but it should never be out of reach or too costly for anyone who wished to pursue it with discipline. Over the coming years student debt will continue to grow. This debt bomb will merge with the rest of the 18 trillion dollars of debt accumulated by the United States. The issue must be dealt with, otherwise it may just blow up in our

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