Three Reasons College Still Matters

College matters a lot. If you educate your child to high school level only, he/she may face problems in life. Being a college undergraduate, makes the student’s life sweet, but having a PhD makes it even sweeter. Respect, honor and integrity go together with the advanced education of students. It is not my personal opinion, but of Andrew Delbanco; in his book, titled ‘College: What It Was Is, And Should Be’, the author states that college education is better than university education. Delbanco strongly argues that college was once conceived not as a road to wealth, or as a screening service for a social club from review. Furthermore, the skills acquired at college level, become useful in daily life, which allows to apply them and have more than enough job opportunities accordingly. They have access to information, being able to know a lot due to the exposure, unlike the high school students. The level of knowledge a university graduate gets, is just enough for him/her to employ himself/herself in case they do not get jobs after finishing school. The second reason is that college develops the character of a student because each and every student comes from a different background and culture. Delbanco says that college education helps us in shaping a life, or facing death, in learning about the meaning of love, or scope of responsibility. Therefore, learning the culture of your friend helps you understand him/her better, creating love and sense of responsibility. If you understand your friends and accept them the way they are, it ensures the development of spirit of helping one another. It is believed that most high school students cannot do their homework without being forced by their teachers, but at college, the students are more responsible, and do everything without being pushed. The third reason is that college graduates earn more than high school graduates. The more you learn the more you earn. It means that the more educated you are, the more sal

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rom your employer. For example, flat high school graduates are employed as caretakers and as other low pay workers in an office. If one graduates from college, he/she becomes a full-fledged professional, and gets a well-paid job, compared to the high school leavers. Professionals like lawyers and doctors are all university graduates, and that is why they succeed in life. The outside world is very competitive, and a high school certificate takes a student to nowhere. Therefore, it is advisable that parents do everything they can to make sure their children join good colleges, so that they can compete with the rest of the world for jobs. In conclusion, Professor Delbanco argues that high school education is inferior to college education. He claims that a university graduate is more prepared to face hard life ahead of graduation than a high school level graduate. Delbanco stresses that education should go beyond high school level. Colleges prepare students to face challenges in life in a better manner than high schools do. The level of responsibility and accountability is also more significant in university graduates. College teachers assign students homework and give them more freedom to do it, and the students work hard to make sure the assignment is finished as expected. There is no much supervision. Looking at high school, the students do things under tight supervision, meaning that they are not thought of being that responsible. It must be known that Andrew Delbanco is a real college professor, and encourages students to go to college for further education. It is seen that American education is becoming commercialized, meaning that without good education, it will be hard for somebody to market himself or herself better. It has forced many people to go to college because they know that is the only way to survive. A college professor like Andrew Delbanco argues that college education is very important to all American children. He believes that though college educati

on is very expensive and sometimes confusing, if there are too many students per course or class, ‘the quality of the educational experience is confused with how many applicants (they) turn away’ (Delbanco). In United States, many families do not have enough money to buy food. It means that the poor families cannot afford college education. And for those, who struggle to take their children to college, they never manage to finish education, as they drop out. Professor Delbanco says that the government must try to fund college education for American children. It is a known fact the American government sometimes gives loans to students for college education. Most parents do not take these government loans because they charge high interests. In America, the students who get loan, pay it back with high interests. In fact, if a student dies before finishing college, or before he or she finishes repaying that loan, the family is forced to pay it for him/her. Most families are poor, and this idea makes them feel overburdened. Hence, in my personal opinion, college education must be there to help even the poor families because right now it helps the rich only. The fees are too high and unaffordable. Another thing that the American government can do to assist the poor to get college education, is paying for them. When the students graduate, it would be a huge gratitude to the government. The poor are the ones, who really need college education, and not only the wealthy students.