Importance of Higher Education Essay

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    Summary Jorge R. Sanchez, in this article “Economic Benefits of a Community College Education: Issues of Accountability and Performance Measures” focuses on a specific outcome: the economic benefits of a community college education. The importance of a two-year education is commonly overlooked. The way the government looks at wages directly correlated with higher education is sub par and needs to be enhanced. In 20 states, the primary method for judging the post-college earnings of students has…

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    Durham is recognized as one of the Best Places to Live in America. It boasts many of the key factors many people are looking for when they move to a new area, including affordability, jobs, housing, diversity, great schools, access to healthcare, an upbeat nightlife, and exceptional weather. All of these factors play an increasingly important role to the vibe of East Durham. In order to get a full picture of the area, an examination of demographics is in order. Population In 2014, Durham’s…

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    Kevin Carrey, director of the education policy program at the New American Foundation, explained that "for-profit (colleges) exist in large part to fix educational market failure’s left by traditional institutions, and they profit by serving students that public and private nonprofit institutions…

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    Distance Education Vs Knou

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    A number of distance education providers have been established out of the Open University movement. Two examples of distance education institutions in the East Asian and Pacific region are Korea National Open University (KNOU) and the Open University of China (OUC). KNOU is in a developed country while OUC is in developing China. Although similar, they each have their own distinctive history, populations, technology, pedagogy, and quality assurance practices. History The Korean and Chinese…

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    Five Year Plan

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    My one year and five year post-baccalaureate plan after completing my Health Education degree is going to be filled. I plan on reflecting on the road that I took and the challenges I overcame to achieve this degree. In the first year after completing the program my academic plan, work plan and family plan will be suited to achieve my short term and long term goals. My vision is ambitious and bright, during the first year after graduation I am going to prepare for my CHES certification exam in…

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    Low Income Students

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    Equal Opportunity for Low-Income Students Equality - what does it truly mean? To most people, the thought of social equality raises questions mainly dealing with race and gender. For instance, a popular issue today is the wage gap; a statistical estimation that states a woman is paid 79 percent of what a man is paid for performing the same job with the same credentials (aauw). A matter like this can certainly be solved to a certain extent by policy with enough reinforcement and push; however,…

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    Postsecondary Education Challenges." PR Newswire 26 Mar. 2013. Student Resources in Context. Web. 11 Apr. 2016. The author clearly conveys the apparent issue of under educating students of color, and immediately recommends a course of action. By critically evaluating current structures of all educational facilities, and providing meaningful feedback to better serve the students, Black Enterprise and its partners will transform and present solutions to the quality of our education system. A…

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    student athletes receive the best of both worlds, an athletic scholarship and an opportunity to play college sports, athletes say that’s far from the truth. Athletes say they have to choose to focus on their education or their sport. Often times, if an athlete places too much importance on their education, they risk losing their academic scholarship. The all or nothing commitment of sports needs to change. When it comes to the topic of sports and college, most of us will readily agree that…

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    Thriving Educational Dollars: The Arts and Humanities is Powerful In Max Rebarb’s book, “Wasted Educational Dollars” New Perspectives on Education and Economic Benefit Rebarb argues, “the arts and humanities is useless.” He also states that faculties in post-secondary buildings should be removed because of them being “useless.” Rebarb’s opinion is flawed though, and one that’s inconsistent. The arts and humanities offer creativity in children for the future, historical events to review from…

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    The Path to a Higher Education “Without education, you are not going anywhere in this world” (Malcolm X). In both Frederick Douglass’ article “Learning to Read” and in Malcolm X’s article “A Homemade Education” they discuss the challenges and obstacles that they had to overcome. Frederick Douglass was a man that was born in the horrors of slavery and later became a famous abolitionist speaker in the north. Malcolm X may not have been a man born into slavery, but he was still treated poorly…

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