The Importance Of Education

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Million Dollar Degree: College Students Take Unnecessary Required Classes, While Being Significant Overcharged and Promised a Successful Adult Life If you’re hiring someone for a sales position, the applicant’s education history should be a factor. Why wouldn 't it be? The educational qualifications of our workforce is lacking, and the idea that someone with little to no education would be suitable for a position other than a fast food restaurant, is the reason why our businesses aren’t meeting expectations. After all, an investment in your education is an investment in your future. This idea — that going to college should be a requirement to have a successful career and meaningful life — is a common idea among professionals. To be successful …show more content…
However, with respect the the views above, I will agree to an extent that education has an important social value in society. In my opinion, it is universally accepted to expect an individual to have some sort of a quality education. A quality education, however, may differ with each individuals opinion; some may view a high school diploma as adequate, while others, such as the Amish community, view education after the eighth grade as unnecessary and a burden against their religious practices. To my point, it is very difficult to set academic completion standards on students, who themselves may view the education being required as unnecessary or of no value. Education, to a certain extent, is an individual decision, which is why college is not required by the government. I agree with the government that education leading up the high school, teaches important content to young students, such as basic arithmetic, writing, and science, among many other topics. Once a student starts high school, they begin building upon the basic education from prior years, developing a worldly education, and as the Supreme Court of the United States wrote in their opinion of Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972), an Amish student cannot be required to attend high school …show more content…
Many students when arriving to college often find themselves doing laundry for the first time, or even cooking themselves a real dinner, besides frozen pizza and ramen noodles, for the first time. However, these experiences are not exclusive to just college students. These events happen to the seventeen year old, who may have dropped out of high school and moved out of his parents home to live with a girlfriend; he experiences these new responsibilities in a whole different fashion, not because college is forcing him to do so, but because life itself is forcing him

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