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Literary Review 1

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Education, in general, is a very broad subject. There are many different sections when it comes to a child’s education. For parents, putting a child through grade school is hard enough to pay for and handle. Once that child goes to junior high and high school the cost just keeps skyrocketing. If a high school student takes concurrent enrollment classes it does help them with the cost of a college education. Or at least, this is how it seems in America. Most American high school students want to go to college and even dream about it. With our current economy students cannot afford to attend the college of their dreams. Parents either are forced to help their children or the child must take out a student loan.
When most people think about college a big question that comes to mind has to do with money. How much will this cost? How much is tuition at this school? Will all the money put into a college education pay off in the end? For some, the price of a college education does indeed pay off, after about 10 years of debt and hardly any income. How will college help my child become the person they want to be? No one truly knows or understands the answer to this difficult question but, the student themselves.
Some students may find asking themselves what they like or what interests them will help determine their majors and way of degree. Others learn that college is not their thing. They do not go or just shoot for the 2 years of schooling for just an associate’s degree. Another question that a lot of students ask themselves is what college they want to go to? What school is better? Parents tell their kids to go to the school of their dreams but for most students they don't know where that is. Some will even go to work rather than go to college. A lot of people have their own opinions about a college education, whether it is a good investment or if it is even worth all the hassle when in all reality, the big question seems to be is college really worth it?
No matter what path a student decides to travel is up to them and them alone. Their peers, family, and even teachers do not have much say in what or where this student will end up. All of the above is just some of the bigger issues that are wrong or maybe even right with the current education system. From the book “They Say/I Say with Readings” several authors have written essays discussing more in depth about tuition costs, what schools are the best and which ones are not, whether college is everything it has been hyped up to be, or if a college degree will even help that particular student in the real world. They argue about how much importance has been placed on education and where it will take tomorrow’s college students. They help future students answer the big question. Is college really worth it?
From the perspective of Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus College is somewhat worth it. From their essay “Are Colleges Worth the Price of Admission?” talks about how...

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