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GPA Should Not Be the Only Basis for College Admission
The Unfairness Factor One of the primary causes of stress during a potential college student’s senior year in high school is admission. Not all of us know the admissions process and how it varies between colleges and their competitiveness levels, but what we do know is how high the significance of the grade point average (...
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A Critique of the Inefficient Budget Cuts of the Public Universities in the United States
Are Colleges Turning Into A Business? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in October of 2014,
nearly 70% of high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or
universities. As universities become more necessary, tuition prices
skyrocket. Do universities want my money or do they want to educate me? In
The Nati...
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A Discussion on the Causes of High Tuition and the High Stakes That Come Along
High Tuition Causing High Stakes A student’s dream is to get accepted into the college of their choice, whether it is in state or out of state, a big concern of many college students and their families is the cost of college. A big portion of college costs are not just the text books, but the tuition. Colleges like Henders...
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An Analysis of the Gender Bias Still Present in the Educational System
Women have always been viewed differently than men, especially when focusing on education. In the early 1900s, those women who had the advantage of attending school were only allowed to do so because it was believed to “make women better mothers” (Andersen, 2016, pg. 175). Women were seen as only people who gave birth and t...
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An Argument in Favor of Free Tuition in America to Solve Unemployment
Paying the Price for Higher Education “Tuition rates were always low in Germany, but now the German government fully funds the education of its citizens -- and even of foreigners” (Noak). In other countries such as Germany you can attend college for no costs, while in the United States, college students are struggling to p...
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The Idea and Benefits of Low Cost College Education According to Brixby, Schramm, Stoetzer, and Sanders
“If our economy is to be strong, we need the best educated workforce in the world. [...] That will not happen if, every year, hundreds of thousands of bright young people cannot afford to go to college, and if millions more leave school deeply in debt” (Brixby). Sanders has been discussing his “College for All Act” for almo...
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The History and Effects of Compulsory Schooling in America
Compulsory Schooling The history of compulsory schooling and its effects on students in the United States has been drawn out for far too long. Schools mirror more of a factory than an education system “Against School”. The children are shaped and fashioned in a way, not to increase and stimulate individuality, but to creat...
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The Implementation of the Legislation on Inclusive Education of Children with Disabilities
Over the course of many years, education has received lots of reform. Previously, students with disabilities were confined to their own classrooms or even schools, and the education they received was not adequate nor appropriate. Through acts like Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and The Education of All Handicap...
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The Benefits of the Federal Direct Student Loan Program
Essay on the Benefits of the FDSLP Current federal student loans total $864 billion and private student loans total $150 billion, equaling more than $1 trillion in current student debt. Clearly, this is an enormous issue the U.S. is facing, and the government has come up with a solution to simplify this student debt pr...
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American History and its Misrepresentations in Textbooks and in the American Educational System in James W. Loewen's Lies My Teacher Told Me
"It would be better not to know so many things than to know so many things
that are not so." James W. Loewen's Lies My Teacher Told Me discusses
American History, and the misrepresentations and absence present in
textbooks and the American educational system. It is an attempt to
illuminate many of the discrepancies between...
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