Everyone sets goals for themselves in order to attain the most important goal of all: to get somewhere in society. Many people believe the only way to get anywhere is to have a good job and to earn a lot of money from it. Nowadays, higher education is becoming a desirable quality employers like to see on their future employees’ applications. How much value does your degree hold in the eyes of your future boss? Opinions of the value of higher education vary from person to person. Personally, I believe a college degree means more to businesses than just having made it through general education. Mike Rose tells us that “…for [Uncle] Joe the shop floor provided what school did not; it was like …show more content…
Whereas the high school graduate has general social skills and the state required general education, graduating with a 3.5 GPA, the college graduate tends to have better social skills, has taken general education for college as well as high school which broadens the range of knowledge, and has gone the extra mile to get a 3.5 GPA in college to prove he has learned more than the average citizen.
Liz Addison believes that the community college system is one of the best things America has to offer in terms of higher education (Addison 214). With our whole country trying to get everyone to pursue some sort of college, community college is the way to go for a lot of people. It’s cheaper than most state named colleges and gets you the same general education required for an associate’s degree. Purtle thinks that “…it really depends on the teachers’ abilities to teach at each school. I learned more from my calculus class at maple woods than I did in my calculus class here because my teacher wasn’t a very good teacher here. I don’t think it matters what you pay so much as it matters what kind teacher you are given,” when it comes to what you actually get in college in terms of knowledge gained. And if given the chance, explaining it to your possible boss tell them about an experience like Mr. Purtle’s. It makes you stand out as an individual, definitely more than just a high school diploma or a GED.
As a student myself I also find that having higher education certification as