Essay on The True Value Of School

1155 Words Nov 11th, 2016 5 Pages
The True Value of School
In today’s society, it is frowned upon for people not to attend college and all children are required to go to grade school until they are adults. In the journal entries; “America’s Most Overrated Product: The Bachelor’s Degree” written by Marty Nemko and “Against School” written by John Taylor Gatto the authors both discuss that educational paths should be different for different people because not everyone is the same or wants to pursue the same career paths. “Against School” argues that the current government mandated school system requires children to attend school and graduate with a high school diploma just as everyone else in their grade. This system is specified for only one group of people in mind, those who are attending college. There are millions of people who are skilled at building cars or doing hair and makeup and want to do that as a career path. These people are required to do the same work as a future college student is and the education that they are gaining from this will not benefit them in what their plans are after high school. “America’s Most Overrated Product: The Bachelor’s Degree” touches on how high school students are faced with pressure from society that they need to obtain a bachelor’s degree in order to get a reliable job that they want and to be able to be payed the amount that they want. This thinking causes people who are not successful in high school to indebt themselves by attending a college in which they…

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