Competitions exist in every modern city. It is of no doubt that you will have a better working environment if you have a university degree. Those, who are only graduated from high-schools, are more likely to be employed as industrial workers or to be doing some manual jobs. That is how the real world works. If the government forces all high-school graduates to go to university, inequality is then caused to the ones who have the real ability to enter university. Therefore, university education should not be compulsory to all students.
Not every student is eager to go to university as some students lack the learning incentive and are more interested in earning money by going to work. Extra burden is put on their shoulders because they do not have the interests and ability in learning. Besides, the government has to access huge assets to provide financial subsidies to all poor students who cannot afford the expensive university tuition fees in Hong Kong.
Of course, many people still want to study at university. Making university education compulsory seems to be a good idea. However, that is not true. If all people get a university degree and work in an office, then who will work for the industries or restaurants? The society may be messed up. The only solution is to raise the job requirement because everyone holds a university degree. As a result, only the ones who are graduated from overseas universities, have a master degree, or even have a doctor degree can work in an office. But it does not make sense at all. Does that mean that those who have the talent and potential and are graduated from local universities do not deserve to get a better job.
In fact, making university education compulsory is a waste of time and money. As we know, not all students have the ability to enter university. The universities may have to adjust the admission requirement to cater for the needs of all students in Hong Kong. Then, a university degree no longer represents a high...
...Politics & Economics
Should voting be madecompulsory in Britain?
Britain currently employs a voluntary voting system, whereby it is entirely up to the individual to choose whether to vote or not. 32 countries across the world, such as; Australia, Switzerland and Belgium, employ a compulsory voting system, were the citizens of their countries must register their vote in elections. This paper is going to look into the positive, negative, opportunity and threat aspects of whether voting should be madecompulsory in Britain.
One of the main arguments for Britain adopting a compulsory voting system is to facilitate higher rates of electoral participation after poor turnouts in the last two general elections, were only 59.4% and 61.4% of the public have turned out, the lowest amounts since World War I. In fact at the last election, non-voters were the largest single group, outnumbering those who voted Labour into power. Compulsory voting would cause this group to contribute, helping to address the issue that low participation indicates a lack of interest in politics and decreases the legitimacy of the party elected. On average countries with compulsory turnout have 15 per cent higher turnout than countries where voting is voluntary.' Compulsory voting in Britain would therefore increase the amount of people who...
...ShouldUniversityEducation Be Free of Charge?
Education is a way to understand the real world better and whether this educationshould be provided to university students freely or not is one of the most debated topics over the last decades. It is a topical issue, which is discussed all over the world. Nowadays, people need education in order to survive in this fast-growing civilization. Everyone understands the value of education and on that account the competition to get into the most approved universities is very fierce. Universityeducationshould not be free of charge, but these fees should not be as astronomically high as they are in so many countries. The situation is different in America, in Great Britain and Slovakia and it can be effective to compare these 3 distinct countries.
There are many universities in the world, both state and private ones, which offer a variety of study fields. Let us imagine that all of these universities were free of charge. This way everyone would apply for them and after successfully finishing their studies, they would start to seek for a job. The source of the problem would be that there would be too many graduates to begin with. There would be a lot of teachers, architects, lawyers etc., who would not find a...
Dr. Shelia Pirkle
February 10th, 2008
Compulsoryeducation is education which children are required by law to receive and governments are required to provide. The compulsion is an aspect of public education. In some places home schooling may be a legal alternative to attending school. (CompulsoryEducation, 2009)
Plato’s Republic popularized the notion of compulsoryeducation in the Western acedemic deliberation. The Aztec’s had one of the first compulsoryeducation systems. They believed all male children should be required to attend school until they were 16 years of age. Most countries now have compulsoryeducation through out primary and often extending into secondary education. Modern compulsory attendance laws were first enacted in Massachusetts in 1853 follwed by New York in 1854. By 1918, all states had compulsory attendance laws. (Encyclopedia of Everyday Law) Compulsoryeducation at the primary level was affirmed as a human right in the1948 Universal Decleration of Human Rights. (CompulsoryEducation, 2009) Every state requires children to be enrolled in school by a certain...
August 12, 2013
Compulsory Attendance Act
The Compulsory Attendance Act of 1852 enacted by the state of Massachusetts was the first law attempting to control the conditions of children. The law included mandatory attendance for children between the ages of eight and fourteen for at least three months out of each school year (Oreopoulos, 2007). Compulsoryeducation laws were put in place in order to hold students accountable for attending school to a certain age. This paper I will explain what exactly the compulsory attendance act is and what the benefits are for having compulsory attendance laws in our school systems.
Compulsory Attendance Laws specify a minimum and a maximum age between which school attendance is required; a minimum period of attendance; penalties for non-compliance; and the conditions under which individuals could be exempted from attending school, such as the completion of a given grade or mental or physical disability. Children that have special needs or require special education services are exempt from this law. The compulsory attendance laws also vary by states. Compulsory attendance laws are crafted by each state to require school attendance for children of certain ages. Five states require students to begin school at age 5,...
In society today there are many educational opportunities that exist. These opportunities are available to all children. In the state of California, every child between the ages 3-18 are required by law, to be offered a public education. Public education can be achieved through public schools, charter schools, and home schooling. Parents are required by law to ensure that minor children are offered education to the age of 18 or graduation. “While some states offer exceptions to this rule if there is parental approval or other requirements are met, in 21 states students cannot be exempt from this law” (Anderson, 2013). Some states prefer to keep children in when they are 18 years old since that is somewhat the maximum age limit in high school in different states. In the 21 states they have the same age limit but the other 29 states have different age limits. The minimum to start school is 5 or 6. “Compulsoryeducation laws keep students in school until they are near graduation” (Anderson, 2013).
There are advantages and disadvantages of compulsoryeducation. These aspects of the advantages and disadvantages should be readily known by educational professionals in order to direct parents in the right direction. Compulsoryeducation offers future...
There are many forms of research for compulsoryeducation. When I started to dig for
Information, I was quite amazed in how far back it actually goes. It may have been a little
different then, but the concept behind it were and still are the same. With that, you will see
multiple questions that need to be answered. What function does compulsoryeducation serve in
the United States, what are the advantages and disadvantages to compulsoryeducation, and how
can we make school better for today's young learners?
Compulsoryeducation is the attendance required by all students. In reading,
michaeladuffy’s research, I understand what he is trying to say in more clarity. How does it
affect our children? He states, “As I continue to ask questions about why we have CE in the
United States the answer most often I receive is that it increases literacy.” He brings us back by
saying, “I am often told of the condition of the youth in the eighteenth century where children
ran rampant in the streets and committed all sorts of crimes and vandalism.” Is it at this time we
started to think about the youth’s education? During those times of hardship they still managed
to keep a literacy rate of ninety percent. Through hard work and learning, at the same time, they
Should Nobody State University Raise or Lower Tuition
ECO 204 Principles of Microeconomics
Instructor Harvey Criswell
September 27, 2014
Should Nobody State University Raise or Lower Tuition
Assess a raise in tuition and if it will necessarily result in more revenue:
There are many issues why assessing the raise in tuition and that is first and foremost the college is spending more money each year. In many instances they have to pay more out to the faculty and staff, building new state of the art facilities whether it is class rooms or sporting arenas, performing more research and these cause spending to rise. Then we see that the colleges and universities have seen a decrease in funding from the state and federal levels due to the economy and in turn colleges are making up for the loss of funding by increasing tuition. The issue here is that the schools are taking out the loss of funding from the state and federal level on the student’s tuition increases.
Describe the conditions under which revenue will (a) rise, (b) fall, or (c) remain the same:
We all know that our economy has taken a big hit the past few years and times are getting harder for everyone. Being a college student and having two young adults in college as well I have truly seen how the economy has affected our financial aid over the past eleven years or so. Tuition has become a big issue for...