Thomas Friedman's The World Is Flat

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When I was attending Mercer Island High School my teachers were stressing the fact that you need to go to college. I didn’t only hear it from them; I also heard this from my parents and counselors. I couldn’t understand why it was so important at the time because I was more into playing sports and being a child or young adult if you will. After my senior year it began to click on why it was so important to go to school because you could start to build your life. Or as Thomas Friedman says in his book The World Is Flat, that is can give you ambition. There are lots of jobs but more people that jobs that are offered. So to give yourself an edge you should go to school and get a college degree to benefit. But how fair would it be if community college was free? If community college was free in Yakima Valley some students could lose their ambition because it is given to them instead of working towards it. That being said their curiosity and passion could increase for some students because they are given a shot at something they thought was out of reach. For the education gap at the top students I think having students pay for their tuition could make them want to be …show more content…
Bill Gates said, “Young Chinese, Indians, and Poles are not racing us to the bottom. They are racing us to the top. They do not want to work for us; they don’t even want to be us. They want to dominate us (365)”. How could we expect some of our students who are getting free tuition at community college to compete with students abroad who are getting a higher education? Curiosity and passion of a student can take them a long ways and money shouldn’t be an issue of holding them back because that is wrong. But if you are really driven schools are able to grant scholarships for students who are worthy of them. There would be no need to have free tuition because the ones that deserve it are already getting

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