In the article “My View; Should Everyone Go to College” written by Mike Rose, he talks about the importance of going to college and why he thinks that everyone should attend after high school. He talks about his experiences throughout schooling. He mentions how in high school, he wasn’t intending in doing anything after schools he didn’t really try or do well. Later, one of his teachers pushed him to the point where he truly did want to go to college and he is happy with his decision.
Rose talks about how studies show that when someone has a higher education, they tend to earn more money with a job from going to college, but if someone wants to go into the field for technical reasons to be chefs or technicians that will still get these people where they need to be with bills and economic situations. Today, it is harder for a family to send their child to college due to money issues. So should students still go to college even though they know that it will be hard for them to get a job once they get out of school?
Even though getting a job out of college is difficult for some people’s career choices, going to college and getting a degree is a good fall back when the job market bounces back up. Many people have different ways of learning or have different interests in actual schooling. People could either go to a two- year college or a four- year college. Some are drawn to going to school longer because they have more interest in going to school and learning more compared to some of these students who just want to go for two more years. Some people don’t know what they want to do in the future so they go to a two- year school until they find their callings.
In this article, Rose asks the big question “What is the purpose of education”? He says that in the time we are in, it is based on employment and economics. It is based on how far we will get in life if we have a good education, and how we’ll earn more depending on how prestigious the career is that we choose.
Rose concludes by saying that a college education may not be right for everyone, but still mentions how it was the right decision for him. Not only does he have a career out of it, he had a great experience that he would never take back. I agree with him because I don’t think that college is for everyone. Everyone has different plans for their lives and shouldn’t have such high expectations to do something just because everyone else is doing it. If someone wants to work at an hourly rate for the rest of their lives, let them. No one should tell anyone what they should or shouldn’t do.
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