Decreasing Salaries of High School Graduates

GMAT Essay Topic 511 - The following appeared as an editorial in a magazine concerned with educational issues. "In our country, the real earnings of men who have only a high -school degree have decreased significantly over the past fifteen years, but those of male college graduates have remained about the same. Therefore, the key to improving the earnings of the next generation of workers is to send all students to college. Our country's most important educational goal, then, should be to establish enough colleges and universities to accommodate all high school graduates." Discuss how well reasoned . . . Etc.

Author: chezzyM | Date: August 15, 2011 | Score:3.5 | => 5 or 6 Essays, Click Here <=

Decreasing Salaries of High School Graduates

Well, the author states that, over the last fifteen years men with high school degrees has decreased. Whereas college graduates salaries hasn’t changed. The author believes that sending all student to college would correct this problem. Then, the only goal, is to have enough colleges and universities for all students. However, this argument is wrongly assuming why the salary of a high school graduate salaries may have decreased over the years, and college graduates salaries remained the same. Therefore, sending all students to college wouldn’t fix this problem.

First, the author wrongly assumes that by getting all students into college would eliminate the decreasing salaries. After, looking at the facts the author should have notice a problem. Not only is the salaries for non-college graduates are dropping, but the salaries of college graduates remains constant. Obviously, there’s and underling problem not being addressed. Hence, there could be a economy problem, or a number of things.

Second, the author’s reasoning is a bit off. Opening up more colleges, doesn’t necessarily mean that more students will attend. Without fully knowing why, it’e unhealthy to assume this will fix the decreasing salaries. This could actually make more trouble in the future. If the economy is bad the problem will persist, but on a larger scale. There’ll be layoffs, decreased pays, which may mean another depression.

In conclusion, the authors reasoning wasn’t on point, because of the lack of research. If he or she would have went a little deeper into the problem they may found another problem that needed to be dealt with first. So, this argument was poorly written.

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