Why charge someone who has the future in their hand over $20,000 to attend college they are the ones who will run the country, fix your car, teach your grandkids and so much more. Every year 1.2 million students drop out of school. That’s 7,000 dropouts everyday, or 1 every 26 seconds. High school dropouts drain our society. They are 8x’s more likely to go to prison, more likely to need welfare, 50% less likely to vote, not eligible for 90% of new jobs, earn less than half as much as college grads.

 

High schools are not preparing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel after graduation. Only 1 in 4 high school students graduate college-ready in the 4 core subjects of english, math, science, and social studies. 40% of all 17 year-olds dont have the math skills and 60% lack the reading skills to hold down a production job at a manufacturing company. 30% of americans have such an aversion to math problems that they’d rather clean a bathroom than solve one.

 

40.3% of U.S adults have a degree. The U.S ranks 12th among 36 industrialized countries for percentage of adults 25-34 years old with college degrees. 30 years ago america was the leader in quality of high school diplomas. Today, our nation is ranked 36th in world.

1.3 million high school students don’t graduate on time yearly. In workplace 85% of current jobs and 90% of new jobs require some or more college or post-secondary education.

 

We should reduce college tuition not saying it should be free, but reduce cost unless room and books and everything come with it. Everyone should have to pay a certain amount no matter their income.

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  1. Christopher 2 weeks ago

    Jalayah, this topic that you brought up is important. I believe college tuition should also be reduce to a point where everyone has a chance to go to college, if they want to. I don’t believe that just because you don’t have enough money you can’t go to college. One thing you said that I can relate to is “30% of americans have such an aversion to math problems that they’d rather clean a bathroom than solve one.” This is very true because Americans don’t enjoy challenges as much, and would rather take the easy way out. I found an article that talks about ways to lower college tuition which you may find interesting https://www.forbes.com/sites/vanessamcgrady/2015/09/25/23ways/#3deacc18791d. Anyways, thanks for the interesting post about college, I look forward to see what you write next.

  2. Fernando 2 weeks ago

    Dear jalayah,I agree to your claim because it is true that a lot of students can’t afford college so they have to drop out which I believe that there should be colleges that you don’t have to pay a lot of money so that the kids that are studying can get the opportunity to be a cop or something that changes the world or changes the way we see people instead of being a dropout and needing help to make there own money in life. Also we can have more college students graduating every year.

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