NBC's reality show, The Apprentice 3 - the battle between 'Book Smarts' and 'Street Smarts had led me to ponder these basic questions:
Why go to College or University?
What's the goal of education?
Is college degree essential?
The following are some of the answers i got, but i found that most of them don't really make sense
1. college education increases one's earning potential.
many successful bussinessmen are just high school graduates.
2. bachelor's degree is essential for many jobs
but why plenty of graduates are jobless?
3. 'some' girls go to college to find a husband with an above-average earning potential.
save some energy, and read no.1 and 2, don't take offence
4. to become more mature
why don't you straight away go to work?
5. to be more knowledgable
6. to be more respectable
do you really respect those college geeks?
7. to identify and explore career options.
do you really need four years of undergraduate education to explore that?
I know there are many college/university students in the Recom and I bet you know what actually inspire you to attend college.
I hope you can share with some of us who are still desperately seeking for a good answer. I believe we as the high school students ought to know why because some of us just blindly go to college without knowing the reason.