College: To Go or Not to Go?
It’s a question that’s been asked by generations — Should I go to college or not? In today’s climate of uncertainty, however, young people are asking the question with greater fervor than ever before. And with good reason. Costs for postsecondary education are skyrocketing, financial assistance is shrinking, and post-graduation employment is getting harder and harder to come by.
Obviously, the ‘to go or not to go’ question must be asked by anyone in the least bit concerned about his or her future. In my humble opinion, the answer is a resounding ‘yes’ or ‘no’. (Don’t you absolutely luv my decisiveness?) It really all depends on the individual. For some, college is the ideal stepping stone to a life of enlightenment and rewarding career options. For others, higher learning is a labyrinth of dropped classes, unbearable boredom, and endless frustration.
A recent New York Times article explores the debate in greater detail, shedding light on some little-known but very pertinent facts. For instance, students will gain a great deal by looking beyond monetary expenses to psychological costs. These types of less tangible costs are very real, especially to young people who don’t exactly have a love affair with classroom education.
Have a look at the article, especially if you’re undecided about college. The insights are definite eye-openers.
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