In recent years, it was commonplace for teenagers to follow post-secondary education in Canada. It is because people know that education is very vital. Moreover, times have changed. So, if some students just only graduated from secondary school, they are not able to face a lot of different job demands in the future. However, the cost of post-secondary education is a major barrier to young people. Large debts have become common-place for graduates, putting barriers up where, instead, encouragement should be provided. Study after study has shown that education increases opportunities for individuals, improves all of our lives and leads to the improved overall economic strength of Canada. Taking into consideration something the importance of following post-secondary education, free post-secondary education should be provided by the Canadian government. Firstly, some people argue that post-secondary education is not necessary for work, in actuality, education increases job opportunities for individuals. Poverty, homelessness, unemployment: these are some of the worst aspects that plague our society. How can people combat these problems? One possibility is through the increased education of our youth. Nowadays, we have a lot of various schools to choose from, not only universities, but also vocational schools, trade schools, and career colleges. They provide several useful courses, such as Applied Science, Business Administration, Design, Engineering, Information Technology and Languages. These courses contain their own professional knowledge and skills. After the studies, students must acquire a lot of useful information about their future careers. Taking an example of engineering, not only can students acquire subject knowledge, they can also get an opportunity of internship. This internship experience will be a stepping-stone for students to obtain an official job after graduation. Next, many countries in Europe provide either free or heavily subsidized...
...leader stated recently in an article of the Calgary Sun while tackling the issue of "FreePost-SecondaryEducation". Everybody wants to be educated for free after high school, and many countries offer it, so why not Canada? It is possible to have freepost-secondaryeducation in Canada; it would fit like a glove in our system. I will explain how and why it should be done, and what limitations will be set in order to make the system work. My reasons are; one, Canada will get more out of what they put in, two, Canada has an aging population and a newer younger workforce is required, and three, Canada needs to be a nation that makes education top priority for the future growth of our country.
Firstly, freepost-secondaryeducation should be offered because as a country Canada will get more out of what it puts in. You may ask; how will freepost-secondaryeducation be possible in a country where so many perks are given to the citizens, but fear not as I have the answer to that. There is a “Fair Tax” system that the leaders in Alberta are trying to impose on the province where by 2025 there would be freepost-secondaryeducation. “It will start off by slashing tuition by...
...of pupils from the Universal Primary Education level with little regard to the quality of their pass grades-though there is a ceiling at 28 aggregates; this leads to low quality students being enrolled into the USE who finally will come out with little appreciation of education and change.
In USE, the mass enrolled students will undergo instruction using a standardized curriculum by teachers whose main aim is to finish the syllabus because they have used it over and over making it a routine for them just like the case in mass production where the manufacturers use assembly system which leads to stationary workers to do the same specific tasks repeatedly who in the end get bored by this unchallenging environment and lead to low productivity.
What is seen in USE is that little emphasis is put on the routine scrutiny of whether the students have properly comprehended the subject matter through examinations, the students are pushed through from one level to the next, this is unlike in the mass production where products on the assembly line are scrutinised for defects and those not meeting the set standards are not sent to the next level until corrective action has been taken. In the long run the USE mass enrolment policy takes all the students from one class to another and finally produces students of this level who can barely apply skills crucial for life and social living like respect for work.
The assembly line nature of the...
...Bart Van Kerkhove
Instructor: Andrew McCullough
2 May 2008
Is the cost of post-secondaryeducation in the United States too high?
Everybody knows that the cost of higher education in the United States can be substantial. As a result a considerable number of students have to take up a part-time or even full-time job so they can cover not only tuition, but also rent and every day expenses. In some cases parents (or the students themselves) have to take (often big) loans to fulfill the financial needs. This work will research some issues that may arise surrounding this matter.
First of all it will examine the general discrepancy in tuition between the United States and some other countries. Therefore I want to compare the general tuition cost at different universities worldwide. The following section will investigate in what way the life of the students and/or the parents may be affected by having to make financial and personal sacrifices to be able to pay for the tuition. In conclusion I will raise the question to what extent a country’s government is responsible to educate its population. Should post-secondaryeducation be made more affordable, and how could this be accomplished?
In order to compare tuition between several countries, only averages and overall figures are supplied. In reality the costs can be very divers, even when putting side by side universities...
...or winning another lottery are slim. In contrast, post-secondaryeducation is not a waste of time and money because going to university or college would mean acquiring more knowledge in specific subjects, achieving the goal of completing a degree, and increase the likelihood of attaining skills to apply in everyday life to earn a living.
Furthermore, the essential basis of human nature is to acquire desired knowledge in order to survive, and to take the advantages that come from that knowledge. Imagine if our ancestors lacked the ability to ask the question "why" The result would be that the present population on Earth would cease to exist because no one would know the skills and the reasons "why" there is a need to build shelters, hunt for food, or clothe oneself for a variety of weather conditions. By obtaining a postsecondaryeducation, people can hone their skills through the interests through the teachings of highly trained and certified professors. After all, with the knowledge gathered from postsecondaryeducation, one might have the chance to teach the aspiring followers about a specific subject. If they were acquainted with the knowledge of adding and subtracting many-digit numbers, they could enlighten other people who are limited to only adding and subtracting one- digit numbers. Not only that, upon completion of a degree, one may be...
...Free Higher Education
We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world. Although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won. Every day is an opportunity to make your life the way you want it to be. Anything is possible when you work towards it one day at a time. Skip a day and you lose momentum. Try to do it all at once and you will burn out. Work steadily and consistently to make every day count and you will reach your goals. Soon, with consistent effort, those little bits add up to major accomplishments. Is there something you want to change? Today is the day to start changing. Is there a new customer you want to land? Today is the day to start making it happen. You control today and you can control your life.
When speaking of whether higher education should be free for all, I couldn’t stop thinking about all the problematic issues that would arise. For instance, students would lack that sense of ambition and drive to succeed I know this because I’ve met people who’ve had everything handed to them, and through their actions and behaviors you can see that they seemed not to care as much about education as those who were taught to get things on their own. Also there would be insufficient funds --where would the money come from? And lastly, students would place less value on education. Those are some reasons why I believe higher...
...They have to somehow come up with the money to afford their well deserved education. By looking at the cause of rising tuition, grants, loans, and scholarships, it can be easily seen that tuition hikes are directly influencing students' school performance in a negative way.
First and foremost it is important to understand what is causing the rise in tuition. Richard Vedder of the National Review discussed the outlandish costs of college in an article titled, "A Fortune in Tuition." Vedder found that cost per student rose an alarming seventy percent in merely the last twenty years (par. 1). Surprisingly, this money is not going towards learning. It seems that tuition is rising because of two reasons. The first is a feeling of need for a better environment. On the average, increased tuition percentages have gone to help finance better buildings and new course offerings. Taking a look from an economic standpoint, it is a simple case of supply and demand. "When demand rises, relative to supply, prices (in this case tuition) go up." (par. 4) Demand for college has made a huge jump in the past few decades; more and more students want to go, and since the arrival of the community college, it's been possible.
When looking to pay for higher education, many students first look into grants, most often, Pell Grants. A grant, by definition is a gift of money for a specific reason. This reason is education and the gift giver is...
A secondary school teacher at a public school must be licensed with a bachelor’s degree and by completing an approved teacher education program. Secondary school teachers at private schools do not need to be licensed but are required to have a bachelor’s degree to teach. For hard to fill positions, some states offer alternative licensing programs to secondary school teachers. Understanding a student’s needs, the ability to motivate them and communicate well, are important qualifications for secondary school teachers. Job prospects are best in rural and undesirable school districts as well as those teaching mathematics, science or bilingual education.
Secondary school teachers play an important role for students during their formative years by fostering the intellectual and social development of their students. They provide their students with an environment and the proper tools to develop into responsible adults.
Whether they use a hands-on approach with props or ask students to work together in groups, secondary school teachers can provide instruction to students that will help them later on in life. Secondary school teachers will prepare report cards, listen to oral presentations, observe a student’s performance and potential as well as meet with members of the staff and parents to go over any...
INSTRUCTIONS: Fill out the following outline
THESIS STATEMENT with MAP - full sentence(s) (1 or 2):
Post-secondaryeducation should be free. It is important for the student to have equal opportunities that are not dictated by wealth. It is also beneficial for the college as it allows more applicants for expansion and offers gifted students who would not normally afford education. Expanding the public sector.
TOPIC SENTENCE 1 - full sentence:
Postsecondaryeducation should be free
BODY PARAGRAPH 1- point form:
Primary Support 1: Potential students can reach their full ability regardless of wealth.
Secondary Support: Contribute to society and economy more effectively
Primary Support 2: Can end up in a cycle of debt
Secondary Support: By the time they get a high earning job their interest will have built up and it’s at a time when they will be aiming to make larger purchase e.g. house or a car.
Primary Support 3: Fewer worries
Secondary Support: More studies and better grades
Concluding Statement 1 - full sentence OR point form:
With the freeeducation students can reach their full ability, be debt free and do...