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The costs of college outweigh the benefits

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Started: 2/8/2012 Category: Education
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Berdenation

Con

As billionaire Warren Buffet stated, "The greatest investment is yourself." Before stating my contentions, I'd like to define some terms within the resolution.
A college education is the completion of a bachelor's, master's or PHD degree. Outweigh: to exceed in value, importance, or influence,
(and) benefits: something that is advantageous or good in short and long term.

Contention 1: - There are many alternatives to pay for college rather than paying out of pocket. As we all know, the United States is currently in a recession, attacking the middle class drastically. Many people who are not financially capable to pay for college can obtain certain resources like scholarships, grants and/or financial aid to help pay for expenses. The people who receive these financial aids come from struggling middle class families. According to CollegeBoard.com, a total of 35% of high school students earned academic scholarships and 11% earn athletic scholarships in 2011. Also, 20% of students going to ivy league schools obtained the pell grant. As you can see, there are many alternatives to help paying for college without giving the students too much debt. Why should financial burdens prevent a qualified student from going to a college of his or her dreams?

Contention 2- People that go to college have a more fulfilling job.
The definition of satisfaction is an act of fulfillment and gratification. One may be content with themselves no matter what occupation they do every day. However, when one obtains a degree in a specific field, they will gain more financial wealth and security, thus gaining the capital needed to pay for student loans and other expenses. According USA.gov, in 2010 alone, 68.1 percent of high school graduates attended college. Compared to the 32 percent that didn't attend college, those who did grossed an average of 29,000 dollars more a year. With that much money made more a year, a college graduate can afford a larger mortgage, or save their money towards his or her's children's college fund. The more someone invests in themselves, the more return they're going to get out.

Contention 3-When students attend college, they help maintain the democratic system America has so perfectly designed. Imagine if your state senator or representative did not attend college? Imagine what decisions these politicians would make without having taken an ethics class? As Thomas Jefferson stated "Information is the currency of democracy." If college is not worth going to as the affirmation attempts to advocate, then, my fellow americans, we are a country of poor democratic worth. Also, according to a statistic stated by CollegeBoard.com, 60% of college graduates play a role in our democratic system, either by attending city council meetings, volunteering for potential political candidates, or simply voting. As you can see, when students go to college, they participate substantially more than high school graduates.
xxx200

Pro


1] yes there are scholership to get a college degree but what after that? will you get a good job?


2]watch this documentary and you will understand what kind of fullfilling job you can get after college education.



3] abraham lincoln did not have college degree yet he became president of united states. thomas paine did not have a college degree, yet he designed the american constitution.
so college education has nothing to do with democracy.

Debate Round No. 1
Berdenation

Con

Berdenation forfeited this round.
xxx200

Pro

colleges are playing with our money and giving us nothing but a kind of education that makes us inelligible in the job market.

the increasing number of unemployment shows us that the market do not think that our college degree does have some value.if our employer don't think our degrees are valuable and fire us for that reason, our degrees really don't have ny value.

therefore college education has no benefit at all.
Debate Round No. 2
Berdenation

Con

Berdenation forfeited this round.
xxx200

Pro

vote for me.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Berdenation 5 years ago
Berdenation
Thank you. I made an error.
Posted by KeytarHero 5 years ago
KeytarHero
You may want to restate the contention so as to not be so confusing. "The costs of college outweigh the costs."
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