Sunday, April 17, 2011

Blog Post #12

Blog Post #12 due 4/17

a deer lying in the grass

1.) Go to this website and read "Why is Education Important."

2.) Write a paragraph or more explaining what you just read, and also if there is anything you agree or disagree on.

My Response

We all know education is important in order to successfully succeed in today's world. Without an education, one would not be able to make it far as in terms of getting a good paying job. Education is the key to success in life. After reading "Why Is Education Important" I have to agree with everything in the article. The only thing I do not agree with is the fact that in the beginning of the article, it says "Reportedly, college graduates make 100% higher pay than
high school graduates." I do not agree with this in that there are some professions that do not require a "college degree" and will start off with same pay-rates as to that of what an Associates degree will pay, and sometimes even a Bachelors degree will pay. Such professions are jobs like assistant managers in department stores, construction workers, plumbers, and things of the like. I agree with "Increased schooling develops verbal skills, which are important in general, and, especially, in managerial positions." One is required to read in school, thus requiring you to understand words you have never come across before. Even for me right now, I come across words I have never heard of after reading a book, or a selected reading in my literature class. Learning never stops. I enjoyed reading this article a lot.


  1. I do believe education is important and it pays off most of the time. I don't think it is the key to being successful in life, but it definitely is a good thing to try to get. It can a long way in helping many people achieve their goals in life. I enjoyed the article you posted!