In the article that I took the time out to read called , “Two Years Are Better Than Four”, Liz Addison, articulates her view on community colleges, which she believes that the community college arrangement needs to be observed as one of America’s distinctively great institutions, not merely because community colleges allow students to have a position to begin their higher education, but then again also for the reason that community colleges is critical to the country by presenting individuals a network of reasonable future, of available hope, and an opportunity to dream. Addison first of all disproves Rick Perlstein’s estimation and makes the point “My prediction, reading between the lines, is that Mr. Perlstein has never set foot in an American Community College”. Then joined with the writing that came before this declaration, this line sets up Addison’s article and gives the reader her thesis “The viewpoint of the community college is one that totally permits its students to start”. And Addison correctly concluded her opinion of community colleges towards the end of the essay that the community college certainly is important to these students, from dissimilar backgrounds. I totally agree with the article because community colleges are the start of a four year dream.
When it comes to the workers, they will be able to come closer and closer to their higher education. The good thing about the Community colleges is that they have a way of making a balance of education and occupation for them all rolled up in one. In other words, they will get the best of both worlds. This is possible for them to have their cake and eat it too because it becomes possible to take the class right after they get off work. The working individuals have already had rich experience, on the other hand missing of the theoretical knowledge, and there they may be able to master it so that they will be able to make some kind of progress in their work and then make better the excellence of their lives. The author, who graduated in 2008 from Southern Maine Community College, emphases her reason, towards the idea that many would not be able to step foot in a four-year college if they did not start and develop in a two-year community college. She goes on to make a point saying that community college for workers is great because it lets them have a place to start their higher education and permits them to become more confident before going into a university.
Now, for students who may not be ready for the 4-year universities, they will discover that a two-year groundwork and then will be able to transfer to a better university with no problems. I use myself as an example. I was former student from a high school in Japan and just moved to the United States a few months ago. Dropping out of school or failing the exam could happen to me if I decide to go to a 4-year university immediately without any kind of language training and then I more than likely would spend the rest of my life working at some gas station or mopping floors. The thing about the community college for a student is that it provides an important element to the American civilization and can now grow up in a place that has given me plenty of opportunities such as making American friends, and also being able to understand the American culture. It makes since that students should go to community college rather than 4 year universities for their first 2 years of college, for the reason that community colleges are much closer to home. Actually, the first 2 years at a Community College or a university are the exact same. A student pays for the same classes, similar books, and identical education. It does not make sense to pay so much money for the first 2 years at a university when they can get the same education right at some Community College.
In conclusion, I think that Addison’s article made valid points. Going to community college is actually more beneficial, especially for the first two years. For workers it is cheaper and flexible for them. It is convenient for the students because it allows them to mature more before attending a four year university. Also, it gives everyone a chance to start over from scratch. It is like a new beginning for everyone and a fresh start that is cheap, affordable and convenient for those that want to give it a try.
Addison, Liz. "Two Years Are Better Than Four." The New York Times Magazine 5 September 2008. http://essay.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/09/26/two-years-are-better-than-four/.
Meiser, Saul. Paying For University Education. 2 May 2012. http://www.prontobiblioteca.com/28/why-do-americans-pay-so-much-for-an-education-that-can-be-proven-to-not-be-the-finest. 10 September 2013.