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I am delighted that more students of various economic and ethnic groups are being added to the numbers of individuals graduating from college. At the same time though, one needs to keep in mind that not every person needs to go to a four-year college. The United States needs individuals to have opportunities to be admitted to the trades (i.e., plumbers, electricians, etc.) as well as college. I would also like to see high school and post-secondary students be willing to take responsibility for seeking college and financial aid opportunities rather than to have an expectation that everything is to be done for them. Such a feeling of entitlement on the part of some students is troubling because they believe that hard work is not necessary. Post-secondary institutions and educators should not feel they have to bullied and intimidated by students who want to see academic standards lowered and free tuition, just to raise the college graduation rate. A much better attitude to have on the part of students who aspire to a four-year college education is that it is a privilege and that a degree should be earned, not given.
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