I chose this picture, which is a map of different colleges throughout the country because of the norm that society pushes on all children graduating from high school. From the beginning of school it seems that all these teachers are doing is preparing you for the next level. Throughout high school I could not even tell you how many times the teachers brought up the fact that this exercise or that picture is getting me ready for the ‘next level’ (college). I find the article attached interesting because it gives the opinion of plenty of successful Authors, Vice-President’s, etc. who say that it is not worth getting into the amount of debt that you would only for a degree. Recent graduates are leaving college with the average of $25,250, which is three to four times as much as it was 20 years ago. The link also mentions the success of college-dropouts like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who are obviously one in a million type deals, however it leaves you thinking, is the degree, and following the social norm of attending college and getting yourself into the type of debt you leave with is actually worth it.
Submitted by Vinnie Sabba