This is completely a 180 from what has previously been discussed on this blog. But I did state that I would blog about anything that is on my mind. Please do not think that I have ignored any comments that have been made and I will respond shortly.
With that being said, I was doing some homework for my online class and the question was asked, if a professor is doing a disservice to the student if they are grading them upon how much effort was put into an assignment and not what is reflected on the piece of paper? I think I kind of flipped out with my response to that question but in no way shape or form should the student behind me, who took three days to write an essay, receive a better grade than me because I took an hour. Get out of here! My paper can absolutely be just as powerful as his or hers but because they put in more effort they should receive a better grade? What kind of crap?! I hope there really aren’t teachers and professors that do this because that is out of control!
Why is education so damn expensive? When is another system going to be implemented for financial aid? A few years ago, I had to use my parents’ tax return even though I did not live under their roof and because my EFC (expected family contribution) score is not what they want it to be I could not receive any aid at all. Just student loans which wouldn’t cover the trick!!! People, there has to be a better way for this! I am tired of so many students or aspiring students being intimidated to go to school because of the cost of tuition. It is disgusting! No teenager wants to be in debt by a minimum of $20,000 by the time they graduate college and that’s the cost of some major universities per year! There has to be another way. All the money that is spent on unnecessary things in this country, there should be a mandatory fund for education. Why is public school free and not a college education? When it’s the one thing that is needed the most to succeed in this thing called life? There are a lot of people who do not have college degrees who are heads of corporations and have earned six figure incomes but guess what that was Generation X and our Baby Boomers….what are you going to do about Generation Y, the future leaders of America? Baby Boomers are starting to retire! They hold down the country right now…my generation…Generation Y, we have to learn from them. The only way we can even get close to them is by having this EDUCATION that is mandatory not optional, to even work under their supervision.
Wow okay I think I will stop now…what are your views on college education cost and how a teacher or professor may feel that because you put in less time or effort into an assignment the next student should receive a higher grade?