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The Importance of Higher Education

            In the United States of America, education is a right and a privilege. In many third –world countries, people are not as privileged, as Americans are to receive an education. Nevertheless, among the list of many opportunities that this country has to offer to its people sits the right to receive education. Therefore, it is important to strive to obtain as much as possible out of educational resources, such as schools, colleges, universities, and so on. Without an education it is harder to excel and achieve success. With that being said, higher education, also known as postsecondary education, should be a high priority in the lives of those who wish to receive more opportunities and succeed in life. Tana Sanderson, author of "The Great Debate- Education vs. Experience" and Jan Eberly and Carmel Martin, authors of "The Economic Case for Higher Education" share the same sentiment regarding education. Thus, having a degree should continue to be a requirement for all who seek higher success. .
             Experience without education is not worth much in the corporate world. Those who have experience and a lack of higher education tend to frequently switch jobs, as opposed to having a stable career. Many employers prefer to see that a potential employee was determined enough to earn a degree in the career field that he or she has chosen. While real-world experience is an additional favorable attribute that an employer looks for in a prospective employee, higher education is a more complementing factor for employers. Sanderson believes that having a college degree makes one more susceptible to success in the corporate world. She writes, "A college grad, for an employer, is often a person who has a proven academic record, has mastered complex subject matter, has the ability to think analytically and logically, and has been exposed to an intellectually stimulating environment-someone who has demonstrated that [he or] she can rise up the ranks and can be trusted with more responsible roles, rather than someone who can only perform tasks [they are] familiar with" (Sanderson).

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