The Pros And Cons Of Going To College

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Register to read the introduction… Marty Nemko, a Californian career counselor has stated that “too many students are going to college not because they want to but because they think they have to. You must go to college or you’ll be a second class-citizen” (Marklein). Students may be pressured by their parents saying you need to earn a living so you must go to college, peers competing into who get into the best colleges and becomes the most successful and teachers are constantly preparing high school students to get ready for qualifying and applying for college. Low-income families seem to have a higher expectations for their children. Studies released by Deloitte, an international consulting firm, suggest another disconnect: A survey of 400 low-income parents found that 89% say it’s “extremely” or “very important” that their child goes to college (Marklein). In order to succeed and get accepted into society, it is looked on whether you have post-secondary education. When students are pressured to continue on and go to college they feel forced and not interested in achieving a degree in …show more content…
It is refuted by Anthony Carnevale, director of the Global Institute on Education and the Economy at Georgetown University that “jobs that require high school or less make up an artificially large share of job openings because they have a much higher turnover than those that require post-secondary education” (Carnevale). Therefore, a high school graduate can be as successful as a college graduate. Another reason that the opposing side believes that it is worth going to college is because it is possible to pay off college debt. But it is refuted by Erik Peterson who is a college graduate has stated that “it [college] does have a cost and if you come out owing money, it holds you back from starting the rest of your life” (Fairbanks). So going to college is too costly that students and even graduates need to take out loans which they do not finish paying off for a very long time. Therefore, although college may be worth going considering that higher education is beneficial when getting prepared in entering the workforce but however a person can be just as successful after they have graduated from high …show more content…
I am still a high school junior, working hard to achieve good academic scores but still stressing out on how I am going to afford to pay for college while I have no job and just about $2,000 in my savings account which will only pay for one semester of college. I believe it is essential for post-secondary administrations to accomplish lowering tuition costs or creating programs that are able to afford paying for college in order to claim that it is worth going to college. It is essential to lower tuition allowing more students to attend college because that way the future generations are able to benefit and become an impact in the world. Either by becoming doctors, lawyers, engineers, business owners and other beneficial professions. Going to college should not be the decision given by parents or teachers but by the very individuals that are interested in furthering their education. So is college the right choice for

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