America

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Ny’la Poche’
English 102-1S1
10/11/15
Professor McCall
Should Every American Go to College?
“I’m going to college!” those four letter words rung through my head, as I walked across my high school stage. Shaking hands with the people who were becoming a part of my high school past. I than sat down into my seat and reflected on a previous conversation a classmate and I had. I was explaining to him about my college plans and by the end of the conversation, he uttered terrible words to himself. “Everyone is not going to college”. Even though he may have said it out of fear or worry for himself. I assured him that he will go to college and it is possible for anyone. Every American should go to college because it gives opportunities for greater employment, higher pay, and college experience.
Graduating from a community or university will give you greater employment opportunities. Therefore, just having a degree can further your knowledge and give you that ambition to climb up the work force pyramid. Have you ever wondered, why your boss is in the position he has today? Well, it is because of working hard for years, challenging himself to courses that he may have felt were unnecessary, but in the end to be worth it, and waking up to do it all over again. The more society feeds into the negativity that everyone does not belong in college. The more American people will believe it. There are many authors like Pharinet who takes their silver spoon full of negativity and force it down Americans throat. In Pharinet essay, “Is college for everyone?”, Pharinet writes, “Some students may be better suited for a different type of education, if any” (681).
Telling a new generation that basically they are probably better suited to work at McDonald’s or being a cashier all their lives because that is what the world needs is terrible advice. If the thought of making $7.50 per hour does…...

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