Why we have college

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<p class=”Title2″ style=”margin-left:117.0pt;text-indent:-2.0in”>College comes after high school education where students pass and go for the next level of their studies. It is meant to test the intelligence of students and to gauge further how sloppy, inflexible or obnoxious they are notwithstanding their I.Q. It separates students depending on their abilities and gifts. Those good in math are identified from those who do better in poetry and the likes then they are awarded scores in the form of G.P.A which employers and professional schools use to decide their worthiness (Smith &amp; National Bureau of Economic Research,2015). Furthermore, college is where the student gets the opportunity to learn about the world and themselves, something they cannot do from anywhere else.</p>
<p>There are a couple of theories that surrounds the existence of college. First, since it is impossible to measure levels of intelligence that an individual has, society has devised a way of identifying those people who are more or most intelligent and put them into careers that fit them and which utilises their talents, hence the college. Another school of thought is that college exposes individuals to many things in life not only to land well-paying careers. University allows socialisation, freedom to think and it even fosters harmony.</p>
<p>Though the two theories are used, it &#39;s hard to say how effective they have been over the years as both are viewed in their extremity (Smith &amp; National Bureau of Economic Research,2015). For instance, in the past years, there were very few students who had a chance of joining college since the institutions of higher learning used stringent criteria to make the selection. It is no longer the case today as many students enter college (Travis &amp; Scott,2015). Though private institutions are still strict in their selection, public institutions are crowding with students.And with the rest of the world seeking to live the American dream of &ldquo;education for all&rdquo;, people are moving to America for the same or American institutions are having campuses overseas.</p>
<p>There has been criticism concerning whether college is anymore performing its purpose. With so many people in institutions of higher learning, there is fear that a degree would lose its touch and students may not be learning anything. There is evidence that many students don&rsquo;t improve academically whether in their junior or senior college years (Travis &amp; Scott,2015). Moreover, a subtle percentage of time per week is dedicated to learning and doing personal studies. Students whose courses are very involving are the ones who show remarkable improvements. Also, a student tends to put more effort on what he or she presume to be of importance towards attaining the career or job they want and neglect other additional units that pertain the degree he or she is taking.</p>
<p>To me, the article is, by all means, describing what is happening to college in present day America. Its true meaning is fast fading away since a college education is no longer the elite liberal training that was a gateway to the high-status profession. The system is attracting a multitude of people who do not have well-stipulated career goals but forgetting the primary task of pointing them towards the right directions. Graduates are finding it difficult to defend their credentials in the job market since they are not what they are meant to be if the college is anything to go by. Myself am not getting this surprising since it relates to what is happening in my college. The number of students is big, but the quality of education we are getting is deficient. The system has been crowded with courses that are awarded to students who graduate every year.</p>

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