Education In Post-Secondary Schools

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Education has and always will be up for debate because society feels that every child should have the equal right to an education. Post-secondary school is becoming more than just an option, but part of the equal right to education. Our K-12 education system is no longer sufficient enough to obtain a substantial income. For a single person to acquire economic security, “It would take a minimum wage of $14.17 an hour” which is 2/3 what it costs for a family of four to survive (Berman). A 2011 study from The U.S. Department of Education’s National Statistics (NCES) recorded people who have a bachelor’s degree make on average $16,900 more than those with only a High school diploma. With tuition rates increasing 3-4% a year and federal aid decreasing …show more content…
It’s time for the government to take control of the situation and force universities to stop increasing the cost for tuition. The Delta Project, a nonprofit group studying college costs nationwide found, “Tuition rose 29.8 percent at public research universities from 2002 to 2006,” which is an insane amount compared to the increase cost per student of 8.4%. "Students are paying more and arguably getting less,” as Jane Wellman put it, the executive director for Delta Project (Romoser). The financial burden that’s put onto family’s increases as time goes on. The number of students attending post-secondary schools are dwindling by the year, “Enrollment declined by close to half a million (463,000) between 2012 and 2013, marking the second year in a row that a drop,” has occurred (U.S. Census Bureau). The money isn’t being spent just on education but on things of no significance to the …show more content…
In Sweden and other European countries they go through standardized schooling and then take a test to see what major best fits them and what schools they will be granted education (Swedish National Agency for Education). This program benefits the country to the point the average income is $7,000 more than the USA (Phelps and Crabtree). Although they may have slightly less disposable income they don’t have to worry about college or healthcare, which when calculated out makes the net income of the USA lower than Sweden. Sweden is able to afford this because they put so much of their taxes towards it. If they can provide a post-secondary education to their entire country then the USA can

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