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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Entitlement


In the highest points of political debates and speeches came an idea that people are entitled to higher education. I think this comes from the need for advanced degrees in order to qualify for employment. But I don't think people are entitled to higher education. I've been through the system. I've clawed my way into an advanced degree, and this is not something people are entitled to. College is a proving ground, and not a place where mere participation merits achievement.
Higher education is for those who put forth effort. Higher education is for those who sacrifice and struggle, who recognize that college is not entertainment and partying, but hours of studying, attending class, and doing the work, no matter how awful and boring it all is.

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