It cannot be emphasized enough to people that a college education is the only way of getinng a good paying job that will let one live comfortablely. A college education has become more important than a high school diploma within last ten years according to a recent study (Immerwahr & Foleno, 2000). In fact, at one time a high school diploma was a way to get a good job and reach a middle-class lifestyle and college education was usually a way to get to even higher economic standards. Now higher education is seen necessary for economic and personal growth. "Higher education is increasingly seen as essential for economic mobility, and the focus is not just the credential but on the personal growth, skills and perspective that students take away from college education (Immerwahr, 2000)." College education is viewed necessary for developing individuals maturely and teaching them how to work well with others. "Higher education is important to all Americans but it is especially important African American and Hispanic parents, who are significantly more likely to emphasize higher Education than either white parents or the population as a whole (Immerwahr, 2000)." This is primarily because minorities feel that because they are already the "underdog" that they have to achieve higher standards in order to be seen as an equal or prospective candidate for a job. While many careers do not require a college education it has been know that with that education positions in management are more favorable. "Of the total job openings between 2000 and 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that 70 percent will require no postsecondary education (Cohen and Besharov, 2002)." Many high school graduates have trouble finding good paying jobs that offer improving their status in society; therefore a college education will open that opportunity to improve their social status. A college education might not be the ideal option for everyone. Some people might already know what...
...Running head: THE IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF EDUCATION 1
THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION
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THE IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF EDUCATION 2
Although some families cannot afford to put their children through college that should not stop them from getting a good education becauseeducation significantly links to many other outcomes and changes the viewpoints.
THE IMPORTANCE AND BENEFITS OF EDUCATION 3
Parents having or not having a college degree should not determine if their child will go to college. Some may say the amount of money the parents make should determine if the child will be able to attend college. If the parent’s income is low that should motivate the kid to try harder to at least earn a scholarship to college. On the news there was a teenager about the age of 18; she was a senior who is getting ready to graduate. Her parents had no money to put her through college. She told the reporter that she was not going to allow that stop her from going to college. This young lady is now going to University of Notre Dame on a full ride scholarship. There is no reason not to attend college,...
...todays society, having a collegeeducation is one of the single most important factors when applying for a job. Employers expect at the minimum for applicants to have an Associates degree. However, many employers prefer hiring individuals who have obtained a bachelors degree or higher. In “Are Too Many People Going to College?”, Charles Murray discusses the importance of Americans sharing the same basic core knowledge (223). Having acollege degree makes an individual more money than an individual who just has a high school diploma. It provides people with a wide variety of opportunity regarding career paths and educational experiences. Those who obtain a college degree often times have a more secure future regarding their job and if they decide to advance to a different job. With a degree individuals have the will power to move a different job without worrying about not meeting certain job requirements. Lastly, having a college degree secures an individual future by providing an educational safety net. Although critics claim that the cost of college is overwhelming, all people should seek a higher education after high school.
In “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?”, Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus discuss the current hardship that many college students face-student loans (179). Many people cannot afford to...
The Importance of Early Formal Education
Early formal education refers to the education that children obtain during early stages of their childhood. Early childhood is a crucial time period for the development of the mental functions of children. This development, including the emergence of the abilities and skills in areas such as language, motor skills, psychosocial cognitive, and learning, is now known to be greatly influenced by exogenous factors, including the nature of the educational environment to which the child is exposed during the first eight years of life. The benefits of early childhood education have long been disputed. For many years it was believed that children who receive early formal education have an advantage over those who start school at age five or six. Today, some educators challenge that view. They speculate that intellectual and emotional harm can result from putting very young children into structured learning situations. It is hard to deny the opponents opinion that children have always grown up to be intelligent and reliable young adults without the benefits of early childhood education. However, in my opinion, I feel like children who receive early formal education will have advantages over those who start school at age five or six because early formal...
...society, young people are consistently told that the key to a successful future is receiving post-secondary education. Many teenagers find themselves wondering, “what is the importance of school?” With the recent success of entrepreneurs and businessmen who lack university/college diplomas, many students begin wondering what is the real importance of post-secondary education. To the dismay of many young people, school is one of the most important parts on the road to success for individuals. By attending post-secondary schools, individuals have a higher chance of finding a job; higher paying salary, and more prepared and ready to make sensible choices.
Forbes magazine posted the ten highest and lowest income jobs for 2012, the highest being anesthesiologists at $232,830, and the lowest being fast food cooks at $18,720. It can not be a coincidence that all of the ten highest-paying jobs require at least seven years of post-secondary education while the ten worst paying jobs have no post-secondary education required. It is no coincidence at all, as the higher paying jobs require individuals to possess a lot more knowledge in their field. For example, anesthesiologists are required to monitor individuals before, during, and after surgical procedures by monitoring patients’ vital organs to ensure that no complications arise. This requires over sixteen years of post-secondary...
...President Obama is pushing for more college graduates to get degrees so they can live above the poverty level in America. A collegeeducation is a must if you want to keep up with the economy today. Having an education was not important a couple of centuries ago, but today’s society is different where more than a high school diploma is needed to make it in the economy (Pretlow III & Wathington, 2012). Minorities are the one’s most affected from lack of education mainly because of high tuition fees and rates.
A couple of centuries ago, education was not required to live above the poverty level. Since the colonial days, government and community leaders have been trying to come up with different ways to effectively educate children. In the colonial days, children were taught trades instead of a general education because unskilled workers were needed. Most of the students, taught by tutors, on an one on one basis, or in a small group were uneducated because they went to school to just learn about religion. The majority of those students were Partisans or Congregationalists. Having an education in religion started to decline as different people migrated to America. Thomas Jefferson and other reformers also help change the way education was taught in America because they believed education should have not included religious beliefs....
...dramatically and the prices of college increased steadily. The State of California unemployment benefits offered paid vocational training in college courses to those that qualified and jobs were no longer in existence. Some even applied for scholarships and government grants to help pay for college tuitions or they worked at minimum wage jobs to pay their way through or their parents paid for college. From 1994 to 2014 there were many changes for a higher education, tuition costs, housing, transportation, and registrations from students coming from other countries.
Even though unemployment continued to increase during 1994 to 2014, collegeeducation continues to be valued by many people. In an article published in 1994, according to author James J. Duderstadt, “Nationwide the money invested in a collegeeducation results in one of the highest returns of any investment a student or family can make” (Duderstadt). Author Duderstadt, compares a student with a college degree is valued more than a student that is a high school graduate. Also, author Duderstadt states that a person with a collegeeducation, the person’s life long earnings will increase. Consequently, according to author Richard Perez-Pena, “College enrollment fell 2 percent in 2012-2013, the first significant decline since...
...The Value of a CollegeEducation
The value of a collegeeducation should not be under estimated. Behind many of the doors that are closed to non-college graduates lie the opportunities that can mean the difference between wanting to hit the snooze on the alarm clock for the fifth time and wanting to get up out of bed and get to work. The pursuit of a collegeeducation will have many impacts on one's personal life. There are sacrifices that will have to be made. These sacrifices include time away from family and friends, financial setbacks because of the cost of tuition, and the stress associated with keeping up with schedules. However, there are also benefits after receiving a college degree. These benefits include the doors that are opened to college graduates, self-esteem, and the many professional opportunities that become available. So the value of a collegeeducation cannot be calculated in dollars alone. There are other factors such as job satisfaction and self-esteem that make having a collegeeducation worth the cost.
The pursuit of a collegeeducation can have many effects on a student's personal life. The sacrifices that will have to be made to earn a college degree will be plentiful and sometimes painful. Going to classes,...
The Importance of College
Higher education can be very beneficial to the individual and to the broader community. The common conception that higher education would mean higher pay is proven to be true. Not only is college beneficial to the individuals, but in the long-run, it helps their communities as well. College-graduates can provide their communities with new businesses and a better skilled work-force. Therefore, it would be an advantageous for people to attend college as it will promise a brighter future.
Collegeeducation was said to be beneficial even in the earliest years of American history. One of the many people who advocated college was Thomas Jefferson, “The less wealthy people… by the bill for a general education, would be qualified to understand their rights, to maintain them, and to exercise with intelligence their parts of self-government…” (88). His writings about education has shaped the early decades of America’s schooling system. He thought that education would help to ensure the equality of all people in the country. Higher education was thought to be beneficial to early America because it was supposed to preserve the nation’s democracy. Schools like Harvard in 1636 and Yale in 1701 strongly approved of a good education. The...