Quoting InkDMomma:" I'm writing a really big paper on this and am trying to see everyone's opinions on the matter so, help ... [snip!] ... the students, both, or none at all? You do not only have to answer those questions feel free to include ANYTHING you want to."
I have a little different of a view on college... so I'll share.
What do you feel is the purpose for college?
- Honestly? I really don't see why every profession basically forces you into having a degree now adays. To be a doctor, nurse, etc. I'm all for it, don't get me wrong. But to work in an office, you need a business degree? Ridiculous. I think you should get hired based on an interview and what you know, not necessarily because someone has a degree. If they want you to know more than you do, have training classes. Obviously not EVERY profession is like this, but most truly are. I think degrees are held on way too high of a pedestal now adays.
Why do you think so many students enroll and then drop out?
- I personally did for a family emergency. I transferred from a school I was living at to a community college I could commute to when my father's wife left him. It was a bad situation, and I just had to move home to help him. Then I got pregnant with Owen, and my new family took presidence.
Why do people think it's necessary to go to college?
- Like I said, in most careers, I don't. Obviously if you want to be a doctor or something like that, you need specialized training. If you are holding other people's lives in your hands, you need to have the right training.
Are teachers to blame, just the students, both, or none at all?
Blame for what? Failing? It depends. Is it three students in a class of 100 failing? Or is it 10 out of a class of 14? Because if it's 3 out of 100, I say it's the students. If it's most of the class, it's the teachers.