In this group of authors; Freeman Hrabowski “colleges prepare people for life”, Isabel Sawhill and Stephanie Owen “Should everyone go to college”, Liz Addison “two years better than four”, Charles Murray “are too many people going to college” and Mike Rose “Blue-collar brilliance” talk about different options students can have, if deciding they should go to college.
(Read again and find more information about this article and maybe change the position you took on it to make it go/ fit in better) (or move it to another spot) Murray states “and if you’re going to absorb such material, you must in some sense enjoy the process” (240). Too often schools are not giving enough information about colleges and that lack of information is a reason that there is fewer than 10% of college graduates receive their degree by the age of 24 from lower income families. (mention that lower income families think they can’t attend college because of the price) (move this to another section?)
Going to college can be a good investment. More and more employers are hiring people with at least a college degree and the graduates make about 10 percent more than someone with just a high school diploma, also students going into STEM related occupations have a higher return than a student going into arts or education related occupations. (Find more about STEM and talk about