I realized that I never really asked myself the reason why I am going to college. Being one of the first in my family to ever make it far enough to go to college, there were never any footsteps that I was expected to follow.
Intelligent, ambitious, happy, liberal, quick-to-learn people are attracted to college in the first place.
Does that mean that whatever I do now will reflect how the next generations of my family would follow? I still have a long way to go before I can call it a day and be content with what I know.
Now think about the 76 percent of those students 80 to 90 percent in middle-class suburbs who say they expect to go to two-year or four-year colleges. A degree may prove that you may have spent more time studying certain subjects, evidence of your dedication.
Is it worth it today? So does that mean that a degree an inanimate object is superior against the obvious skills of an individual? For whatever reason it is, I actually do want to go through with college because I think that college is the path to become wealthy knowledge wise.
In an article in the Washington Post on August 22,she notes: Caroline Bird was outraged over the expense of college in I guess that a college degree is like a safety deposit in which will assure employers what an individual is capable of.
I admire the fact that Lee is such an understanding mother.
Am I plan B, the one who continues what has failed? I suppose it is possible that, thirty years ago, students were just as shallow and impatient with education as they are today. That everyone includes the learning disabled and the fairly dumb, those who have trouble reading and writing and doing math, slackers who see college as an opportunity to major in Boers of the World, burned-out book jockeys and the just plain average student with not much interest in anything.
But they do well because they are talented. In that case, I wonder if she regreted going to college herself.
Lee pointed out that some of the most successful people today did not go to college. Of course, there was a period twenty-five years ago when Cassandras argued that college was a waste of time and money.
She accepted the fact that her son never made it to commencemt of college, and she understood that college was not for everybody. Here who is actually goes to college: I wonder to myself, why am I the desinated child who is expected to go to college when my own older sister was a high school drop out?
You begin to see the problem? According to statistics, people who have a college degree makes almost twice as much as to someone who only has a high school diploma. As a capper, she stated: Everyone wants the best -paying and most interesting jobs, after all, which assures that there will always be a surfeit of applicants for them.
Her book has been out of print for decades.Nov 21, · “The Case Against College” In her essay, “The Case Against College,” Linda Lee feels very strongly that NOT everyone should attend college and get a college education.
Lee goes onto make several statements. The case against college Hardcover – by Caroline Bird (Author) › Visit Amazon's Caroline Bird Page.
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money Bryan Caplan. out of 5 stars Hardcover/5(3). Sep 09, · "The Case Against College" by Linda Lee Subject and Purpose 1.
Lee is not against College, but she does not think it is for every person. 3. (skipped 2) Her purpose was to really get it in the heads of parents and students that there is no pressure to go to College becasue everyone else is, it is a personal thing, everyone is. Linda Lee The Case against College Many people have been successful without going to college.
"The more people who go to college, the less a college degree is worth." College is not for everyone. 1.
Mentally not ready 2. Learning disabilities 3. Not financially stable 4. Economically puts us in further debt as a nation. The Case Against College by Caroline Bird 5 ratings, average rating, 0 reviews The Case Against College Quotes (showing of 1) “Of all the forms in which ideas are disseminated, the college professor lecturing his class is.
The case against college. By Dale J. Stephens.
August 17, Dale Stephens leads UnCollege, a social movement that aims to turn conventional wisdom on its head when it comes to the role college.Download