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jarrod843
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MarshallMahon
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Is the debt from earning college degree worth it?

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Started: 10/31/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jarrod843

Con

It is possible to succeed without paying for a college education.

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MarshallMahon

Pro

Con has been far too broad in his proposal.

Anything can be "not worth it" if it is misused. Even food is not worth buying if you let it rot.

The price of a college education is worth it if the student makes use of what is available during the course of the education. Someone who pitters along and barely passes will not get much from college much like a person who buts a steak and lets it rot will not get much out of the steak. That does not mean the steak was not worth the money, it means the buyer wasted what he bought.

If the student works hard, gets good grades, joins clubs that get him or her into internships, and builds a resume using the career services office, then the tuition is worth it. If the student pays for an education and lets it rot, it will not be worth it, but that is the fault of the buyer. The education is potentially valuable and it is up to the student to make it a bad deal.
Debate Round No. 1
jarrod843

Con

Pro has not responded to the proposed argument. Instead as responded on the subject of "laziness" with a proposal that it depends on the graduates motivations.

With 71 percent of all college graduates carrying student loans with an average debt level of $29,400 per person, this seems to be unnecessary. It is possible for people to succeed and garner great jobs with great income with out the debt from a college degree. Look at Steve Jobs, who started Apple, Richard Branson, who started Virgin mobile, Virgin records, Virgin Atlantic airways, Dave Thomas whom founded and was CEO of Wendy"s.

"16% of borrowers who attended for-profit institutions said they were behind on student loan payments"

It is not worth the debt, when one can simply read a book or search the Internet for just about anything. To clarify this further, this is not a proposal of whether college provides needed positive benefits. That is a known fact. If someone is knowledgeable enough to obtain a scholarship or some other means of funding they should most definitely take advantage of that. However, I don"t believe going into $30,000 dollars in debt right out of high school is necessary.
MarshallMahon

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
jarrod843

Con

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MarshallMahon

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
jarrod843

Con

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MarshallMahon

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
jarrod843

Con

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MarshallMahon

Pro

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by GoOrDin 1 year ago
GoOrDin
YES.
it absolutely is. if u have an actual idea of what u want to do afterwards.

by sister got a job immediately.
and so do most people I know.

jobs they ahd no chance at without the degree
Posted by tstor 1 year ago
tstor
Depends on the degree. If you go for sociology, no. If you go for nursing, sure.
Posted by palmertio0 1 year ago
palmertio0
SCHOLARSHIPS FTW!!!!!!!!!

If not, I'm screwed.
Posted by MagicAintReal 1 year ago
MagicAintReal
Excellent topic...I agree with you and I'm a teacher.
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