Undeniably, the growing younger population that is increasingly under prepared for college education is one of the major issues facing Texas. Since the year 2000, more than 540,000 students have had opportunities to study in colleges in Texas. The students come from all over the world and include Africans and Hispanics. However, the population of the young people is steadily going up, and the issue is that a good number of these young people are under prepared for college or education in general.
There are several reasons as to why there is a growing younger population that is increasingly under prepared for college education. One of the reasons includes the fact that college education, which is also known as higher education is extremely expensive. In this case, some student try to find ways of funding their education and delays in getting well-wishers or jobs that can help the raise money for their college studies makes them be underprepared. Additionally, other young people are usually underprepared for college education or education in general because they have problems in deciding on what to major in (Cecilia and Leslie, 218). Many high school graduates usually do not have any idea on what they want to major in, and, therefore, they need a lot of time to help them know what exactly they want to become in future; hence decide on a major.
The solution to the problem is to ensure that all parents and guardians follow up on their children’s education even after they graduate from high school. They should provide them with counseling on the various colleges, as well as the importance of college education and education in general (Conner, 73). The governments should also intervene and see to it that all the top students who are unable to pay for their own college fees are assisted so that they get into college. This will help increase young population preparedness for college and education in general.
Conner, Ellen. The Best Test Preparation for the Thea, Texas Higher Education Assessment Test. Piscataway, N.J: Research & Education Association, 2003. Print.
Hunter, Cecilia A, and Leslie G. Hunter. Texas a & M University, Kingsville. Chicago, IL: Arcadia, 2000. Print.