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I agree with the author to a certain point because I know several people that do not have a bachelors degree and are now making very good money because of the fact that they pursued a vocational certification instead of a bachelors degree Everyone knows that education has always been a very important part of life careers and our society Although it behooves us to get the best education possible after twelve years of school the last thing a person wants to do is study an additional four years or beyond In Should the Obama Generation Drop Out Charles Murray argues that a college degree should not be a requirement for a job He proposes his idea for education reform and suggests that the president be his ally as a means to push his new idea for education reform In his statement As president Obama should use his bully pulpit to undermine the bachelors degree as a job qualification he suggests that there should be more emphasis on vocational training and certification tests and less emphasis on the bachelors degree In his opening and closing paragraphs the author continues to persuade his reader by adding a quote from one of Obamas speeches saying that He just needs to say it over and over Its what you can do that should count when you apply for a job not where you learned to do it By doing so Murray reiterates his position One of the benefits to certification tests is that it allows the employers the ability to assess the potential of the job applicants Ultimately we can concede that another benefit of vocational education is that it allows people to start working sooner providing them with a good career which in essence benefits our economy Furthermore I do not think that a vocational certification would benefit everyone because there are many careers that require additional
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