Tour Of Duty Essay

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How much is pursuing higher education worth to Americans? The actual cost of a decent secondary education these days is astronomical and without higher education finding a high paying job is becoming harder and harder. An alternative to contemporary methods of paying is presented in “A ‘Tour of Duty’ Before College Would Serve Students and the Nation.” By Sheila Suess Kennedy and Matt Impink involving a one-year “tour of duty” in which high school graduates will be payed minimum wage during their tour of duty and receive stipends sufficient to pay tuition, room, and board for two years at a public college or trade school. This article while being well written is also very persuasive. Through the use of informative knowledge of the current GI bill, a straight forward tone, and large amount of emotional and ethical appeal the authors are able to move their …show more content…
Through the use of informative knowledge of the current GI bill, a straight forward tone, and large amount of emotional and ethical appeal they were able to thoroughly persuade me in just how useful a year of military service could be to any U.S. citizen. The author could have used more of a logical approach as to just how helpful this could be however this did not affect my view point what the author did that hurt was mention to early the costs of such a massive federally funded program. However, the last bit of information presented “Estimates are that each new household leads to $145,000 of economic impact. If student debt is keeping just a third of those two million young Americans from living on their own — a reasonable, if undocumented, assumption — that adds up to a $100-billion loss or delay in economic activity.” Completely made up for

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