Benefits of higher education: An essay on Caroline Bird's article "College is a Waste of Time and Money"

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Today, when the cost of higher education keeps raising, many people question themselves - is college really worth going to? Is it worth accumulation of the debt and a minimum of four years of lost earning potential? Is it the best investment that one can make? Despite some disadvantages college is a best place for today's youth. The economic impact that college has on its graduates and their future lives is incomparable. Income of a college graduate is significantly higher than income of a high school graduate. Society also benefits from Far gone those days when a strong back, high school diploma and desire to work was all that young person needed for successful career. Today's society demands workers who adapt to new technologies fast, who have keen mind, learn fast and able to apply knowledge in their work. College gives their students necessary skills for their career and majority of the college graduates are getting a long lasting experience mostly to is a new key to the future of our youth, success and well being of the nation.

"Postsecondary education generates both individual and public benefits. College graduates with a bachelor's degree earn substantially more than those with only a high school education, and attending college enriches students' lives in other ways that are long lasting and extend to the next generation .Society benefits from an educated population as well. In recent years, there has been evidence that education requirements for all types of occupations are growing and that the fastest growing occupations are those that require postsecondary training. Furthermore, many believe that increased participation in postsecondary education is crucial to maintaining a competitive position in the global economy." (National Center for Education Statistic)

Caroline Bird in her article "College is a Waste of Time and Money" first published...