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Superwoman04
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nemesis1
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College education is not necessary to become successful

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/21/2014 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Superwoman04

Con

College education is a waste of money and time. Most people who attend college do not get what they pay for. An associate degree or a bachelors degree cannot really get you a high paying job or "career". In order to get a "career" you must continue your education to receive a masters degree, a PhD or any other further education Many people without a college career have been extremely successful; For example, , Bill Gates , Andrew Carnegie, Federica Henry Royce and Abraham Lincoln .
nemesis1

Pro

College important. In this economy if you do not have at least an associate degree then its even hard to get a Job in McDonald. There are only a few people who became successful without going to college such as bill gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs etc but even Albert Einstein who was a genius since the day he could speak decided to go to college to improve himself. College gives us a chance to be in a real world by teaching us skills to build a career, to make connections, experience and to learn more about the career that you are interested. Not to mention the satisfaction that it gives us when you are a college graduate compare to a high school graduate.
Debate Round No. 1
Superwoman04

Con

Although that might be true. The job market for people who are recent graduates is very low. For example look at the people who want to become lawyers , they graduate with their bachelors degree , further their education in law school and at the end still end up with no career. In college you focus on one major, and if the job market under that major is not hiring, then you are left with nothing. People who have their high school diploma can get jobs easily right after they graduate and make connections that can get them into higher positions without the trouble of wasting 4 years in college.
nemesis1

Pro

If you are to do good in your LSAT or graduate in law in their bachelors degree then you can open so many doors for you. You can work in a hospital, schools, correction facility or any other public place, you can even open your own law firm. And even if that does not work out you can be a college professor, teaching college students on laws. You would at least make $50 an hour .If we are talking people who get job right after their high school graduation vs students who gets their job after college educations then we have to look at the Job quality, pay rate, hours and what kid of job it is. For a high school student it is very unlikely to get a job that pays them at the most $15 an hour, even if the manage to get a job that pays that well, it has to be a really odd job ( speaking from experience). Now for college students there are loans you can take, financial aid and not to mentions the scholarships. Any of the above can pay for your tuition. The connections that you make in college and the connection you make in high school is different between an acorn to an oak tree
Debate Round No. 2
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Reasons for voting decision: nemesis1 provided a good debate.