Should Students Be Pressured into Going to College?


Keisha Wiseman, Contributor

College can be a great opportunity for many students after high school. Although some believe that college helps us find out what we want to do in the future, others might not see it that way. It isn’t necessarily that they don’t care about going to college, but it could be a problem financially, mentally, and emotionally especially if they do not receive a scholarship. Did you know some of the smartest, wisest, and most talented people in the world have not gone to college, and look at where they are now. 

For example, Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs is the founder of the Apple technology company.

Then, there is Bill Gates. Bill Gates is the founder of the Microsoft Corporation.

Then there is Ashton Kutcher. Ashton Kutcher is an American actor from Cedar Rapids, IA who is best known for his role in That 70’s Show, in which he played Michael Kelso. Kutcher, also invented the Demi and Ashton Foundation, to help stop sex trafficking worldwide.

Finally, Vin Diesel. Vin Diesel is an actor best known for his role as Dominic Toretto in Fast and the Furious. Even though Diesel started as a college major in English, he decided to drop out of college after three years to pursue his dream of becoming a very successful actor.

This goes to show that college is not for everyone, and even if there are colleges that will pay for us to go to their college, that does not change the results of some high school students decision to go or not. Especially if they feel like they will not benefit from this experience.