I remember that towards the end of my senior year in high school, my parents suggested that I apply to a four-year college. They also offered to pay for the cost of going to college as long as I would go full-time and would start right after high school. They believed that I would be more prepared to challenge the real world by having a four-year college degree rather than just a high school diploma. Having a higher education made the difference in getting a good job with a decent salary. Unfortunately, I did not follow my parents’ advice to go to college right after high school.
Instead, I decided to look for a job because I wanted to be independent. After I had been working at different dead-end jobs and making minimum wage, I tried to apply for better jobs that would pay more than us the minimum wage. These jobs required a higher education such as having a two or four year college degree, which I did not have. I soon realized that I had to go back to school to obtain a higher education. I hated the fact that I had basically wasted three years. Now I encourage my younger sister to go to college right out of high school.
By doing so, she wouldn’t waste time working in dead-end jobs making minimum wage. Instead she would concentrate on getting a better education which would provide her with a better paying job. I didn’t want my sister to learn the hard way that she could have been better off by going to college a ther than working right out of high school. I felt good to see my sister’s interest in applying early to go to college right after she graduates from high school. Although she is still a junior in high school, I am glad she has learned from my mistake of not taking my parent’s advice when I had the chance. Fortunately, I did go back to school, and now I’m in my last semester of college.
The vocational education that high schools offer means that students can have vocational classes like academic classes. In the vocational classes, students can learn about how to fix cars, how to cook, or how to make furniture. Students can have these classes three or even more times a week. In my view, high schools should offer vocational education because it benefits the youth a lot. First of ...
I guess it is better late than never.