Higher Education Should be Available for Everyone

Thesis Statement: Higher education should be available for everyone because of its huge benefits.

First Argument: Education is a right, not a privilege.

Second Argument: Higher education could give many benefits for the individual itself.

Third Argument: Higher education could give benefits to its country and economy.

Counter-argument: Higher education is only for rich people, a merely smart student but poor is not suited for higher education


 

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 HIGHER EDUCATION SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE

      Education is an important part of everyone’s life and it plays a very important role in the growth of an individual. Nowadays, the educational systems are being diverse in different countries. Some countries are providing free higher education, some provide education at a more considerate price, or some only provide free higher education for the bright students only like what in Indonesia, specifically Jakarta did. In my opinion, higher education should be available to everyone and not to only those good students. I feel this way because I believe that education is a right, not a privilege, higher education could give benefits to the individual and it also could give benefit to the country and its economy. Therefore, I believe that higher education should be available for everyone because of its huge benefits.

          Firstly, I believe that education is a right, not a privilege. Just like what UNESCO said, that education is a fundamental right that every human carry. Therefore, it should be free just like what The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in article 26 said “Everyone has the right to education, Education should be free of charge, at least to the level of the elementary and basic education. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and vocational education, in general should be open to everyone and higher education should be accessible in the same way, based on merit”. If there is a smart student who unable to continue his study to the university due to the financial issue, based on the last passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I think this student deserves some help from the government to continue his study. Therefore, higher education should be available and open to everyone and the government should help the potential student to get some adequate education.

         Secondly, higher education could give many benefits to the individual itself. Higher education such as college or university, they provide the knowledge that each individual need to live their life in a better way. In this stage, people can discover and develop their skills that could help them to improve their performance in their jobs. Through the degree that they would achieve at the end of the study, they could get a better job opportunity and a higher earnings opportunity (Walker & Zhu, 2013). Besides that, by having a higher education, it will make less exposure to un-employment instead, it would increase the employability and skills development (Bynner & Egerton, 2001; Hogarth, et al., 2007). Through all of the benefits I have mentioned above, it will make an individual less likely to commit crime (Borgonovi, 2012) and by having a higher education, people will have a better view of how important is the education, they would make sure that their children will get a better education than what they have got (Feinstein & Duckworth, 2006). By having a higher education, an individual could improve their value and they could have a better future.

     The last but not least, higher education could give many benefits to the country and its economy. The society that consists of people who has the higher education experience will create a good society, where there is trust and tolerance in there. Research found that the more highly educated individuals are found to be more trusting and are more tolerant towards migrants than poorly educated with consequent benefits to society as a whole (Borgonovi, 2012). For the economic side, higher education could increase the tax revenues because of the revenue that the graduate got would be higher than the revenue of the individual who has not any degree (Walker & Zhu, 2013). (Holland, Liadze, Rienzo, & Wilkinson, 2013)It also could impact the economic growth, as it has already proven by the research that done in UK that shows around 20% of UK economic growth between 1982 and 2005 came as a direct result of increased graduate skills accumulation (Holland, Liadze, Rienzo, & Wilkinson, 2013). A country with educated citizens will make a great developed country.

     Many people argue that higher education is only for rich people, a merely smart student but poor is not suited for higher education. Nowadays, in this globalization era, the government starts taking a good concern to the education of their country. For example in Jakarta, based on the news on Tempo website, it says that “starts from 2017, the ‘KJP’ cardholder now can get a free higher education in public university”. This act of Jakarta’s governor is the proof that the government starts taking a full attention to help their citizens gets a higher education by making it available for the KJP card holder. Through this act, the government is taking the responsibility of paying the tuition fee and even they will give the students some pocket money too. (Bynner & Egerton, 2001)The student on the other side, just needs to focus on their study and compete to get into the public university so they can get a free higher education. So now the citizens can relax knowing that the government is trying to help them through their programs.

     In conclusion, I believe that education is a right of every human being, and people should take and maximizing it as long as it’s available. Also, people have to work together to make the education available for everyone, especially the higher education. For as we know that higher education holds an important part and play an important role in an individual’s life and it also possesses many benefits that not only an individual could get but also the country and economy could get from the availableness of higher education.

REFERENCES

Borgonovi, F. (2012). The Relationship between education and levels of trust and tolerance in Europe. The British Journal of Sociology, 146-167.

Bynner, & Egerton. (2001). The Wider Benefits of HE. Report by HEFCE and Smith Insitute, HEFCE Report.

Chairunnisa, N. (2016, April 18). Pemegang Kartu Jakarta Pintar Dapat Tunjangan Kuliah.
Retrieved from https://m.tempo.co/read/news/2016/04/18/083763675/pemegang-kartu-jakarta-pintar-dapat-tunjangan-kuliah

Feinstein, L., & Duckworth, K. (2006). Are there effects of mothers’ post-16 education on the next generation? Effects on children’s development and mothers’ parenting. Wider Benefits of Learning Research Report.

Hogarth, T., Winterbotham, M., Hasluck, C., Carter, K., Daniel, W., Green, A., & Morrison, J. (2007). Employer and University Engagement in the Use and Development of Graduate Level Skills. Institute of Employment Research.

Holland, D., Liadze, I., Rienzo, C., & Wilkinson, D. (2013). The relationship between graduates and growth across countries. BIS Research Paper No.146, 38.

London, E. (2011). The returns to higher education qualifications. BIS Research Paper No.146.

Walker, & Zhu. (2013). The impact of university degrees on the lifecycle of earnings: some further analyses. BIS Research Paper N0.146, 36.

 

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11 thoughts on “Higher Education Should be Available for Everyone

  1. ericavirginia says:

    Hello Giovani! I do really love to read your essay. The thesis statement of yours is clearly stated in the introductory paragraph. Then, in subsequent paragraphs you stated your argument that support your thesis statement. Each argument paragraph clearly stated the supporting sentence and ends with simple concluding sentence.I think, your argument paragraphs are written properly with simple sentence structure. Also, you did not force your self to use complicated vocabulary and grammar, so your readers can understand it easily. Overall, you have wrote it excellently, Gio.

    Keep the good work!

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  2. adilamjournal says:

    Hi Gio,
    You write a good argument with a strong data you have found. I can’t find grammar error in here. I think you improved a lot from previous writing. But I think you need to make your writing more interesting such giving some quotes on it. As you know in delivering argument you can use a fact, experience or quotes. your writing can be more interesting if you can combine those.
    ^_^ that’s all from me I hope you can visit and leave comment on my blog.

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  3. dickiesdiaries says:

    Hi Gio ! As impressive as always ! I always love to wait for your post and giving some comments on it.
    (Content & Organization) In my opinion, you have done a good job in providing the supporting sentences, it has unity and completeness, and you are successfully making this essay worthy to be read. You also provide a concluding paragraph to close your essay. Overall, Good job !
    (Structure) I have some weird towards these sentences, even though I do not know I could offer you a good revision or not. Here are some of my suggestions, please tell me later if you are agree with me or not, since I also learn from mistakes. 😀

    “…feel this way because I believe that education is a right, not a privilege, higher education could give benefits to the individual and it also could give benefit to the country and its economy.”. I think you have made your sentence too long, you can just make it like this “…feel this way because I believe that education is a right, not a privilege. Higher education could give benefits to the individual and even to the country and its economy.”

    “Therefore, it should be free just like what The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in article 26 said..” You have to many concluding sentence for 2nd paragraph, I think you could make this sentence becomes “Educatioon should be free just like what The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in article 26 said..”.

    “Besides that, by having a higher education, it will make less exposure to un-employment instead, it would increase the employability and skills development (Bynner & Egerton, 2001; Hogarth, et al., 2007). Through all of the benefits I have mentioned above, it will make an individual less likely to commit crime (Borgonovi, 2012) and by having a higher education, people will have a better view of how important is the education, they would make sure that their children will get a better education than what they have got (Feinstein & Duckworth, 2006). By having a higher education, an individual could improve their value and they could have a better future.”
    You have too much repetition in using “by having a higher education” words. Try to avoid words repetitions, for example
    “Besides that, by having a higher education, it will make less exposure to un-employment instead and increase the employability and skills development (Bynner & Egerton, 2001; Hogarth, et al., 2007). Through all of the benefits I have mentioned above, higher education will make an individual less likely to commit crime (Borgonovi, 2012). People will have a better view of how important the education is, and they would make sure that their children will get a better education than them (Feinstein & Duckworth, 2006). When achieving higher education, an individual could improve their value and they could have a better future.”
    (Word Choice) You have good word selection to compose your paragraphs 😀

    I’ll wait for your another post Gio ! Keep writing 😀

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  4. ajipampam says:

    Hi Gio
    I found your post i good as always
    You put attention getter,lead in and thesis statement in your introductory paragraph
    You mention the argument in the two to fourth pargraph in a structur way, with topic sentence and supporting point
    And you mention also the counter argument and rebuttal in the fifth paragraph, and the conclusion in the last paragraph as well

    But I have some grammar suggestions for you:
    3rd paragraph: “it will make less exposure to un-employment” why dont you write “unemployment” instead of “un-employment”?

    4th paragraph: “A country with educated citizens will make a great developed country” you may consider use an adverb to modify a verb, adjective, or other adverb my suggestion is “A country with educated citizens will make a ‘greaty’ developed country”.

    Last paragraph: “the government starts taking a full attention to help their citizens” you may consider change it to the gerund form become “helping” instead of to help

    I think that’s all from me Gio!

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  5. adstory30 says:

    Hi gio!
    As always, your writing always impressed me. Your statement is clearly stated and easy to be understand and I love your writing style. There’re might be some suggestion from me, but feel free to correct me if it’s wrong or doesn’t match your style:
    1. “Some countries are providing free higher education, some provide education at a more considerate price, or some only provide free higher education for the bright students only like what in Indonesia, specifically Jakarta did.” | “Some countries provide free higher education, some other provide that with a considerate price, and the other only provide the free charge for bright students like in Indonesia, specifically in Jakarta.”
    2. “In my opinion, higher education should be available to everyone and not to only those good students.” | “In my opinion, higher education should be available to everyone and not only for the good students.”
    3. “Higher education such as college or university, they provide the knowledge that each individual need to live their life in a better way.” | “Higher education, such as college or university, provides knowledge that each individual need, to live their life in a better way.”
    I think that’s all. Looking forward for your next post!

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  6. Elisindreamland says:

    Hi Gioo!! Nice post you have there. 😀 Your writing is amazing as always. Btw, I have some recommendations that can make your writing becomes more awesome.

    1. Paragraph 1 : “……education could give benefits to…..” >>>>> “……education could give benefit to……”
    I think it’s better if the “benefits” be in the infinite.
    2. Paragraph 4: “…where there is trust and tolerance….” >>>>> “…..where there are trust and tolerance…..”
    The verb “is” does not match with the plural subject trust and tolerance. Consider changing the verb to the plural form.
    3. Paragraph 5 :”…….their citizens gets a higher education….” >>>>> “…..their citizens get a higher education….”
    “citizens” is prulal, so the verb must plural too.
    4. Paragraph 6 :”………economy could get from the availableness of higher education” >>>>> “economy could get from the
    availability of higher education.

    Overall, that’s all from me. Correct me if I made mistake because I’m still learning 😀
    Can’t wait to see your next post!! ❤

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  7. Patricia Giovani says:

    REVISED

    Thesis Statement: Higher education should be available for everyone because of its huge benefits.
    First Argument: Education is a right, not a privilege.
    Second Argument: Higher education could give many benefits for the individual itself.
    Third Argument: Higher education could give benefits to its country and economy.
    Counter-argument: Higher education is only for rich people, a merely smart student but poor is not suited for higher education

    Higher Education Should be Available to Everyone

    Education is an important part of everyone’s life and it plays a very important role in the growth of an individual. Nowadays, the educational systems are being diverse in different countries. Some countries are providing free higher education, some provide education at a more considerate price, or some only provide free higher education for the bright students only like what in Indonesia, specifically Jakarta did. In my opinion, higher education should be available to everyone and not only for the good students. I feel this way because I believe that education is a right, not a privilege. Higher education could give benefits to the individual and even to the country and its economy. Therefore, I believe that higher education should be available for everyone because of its huge benefits.

    Firstly, I believe that education is a right, not a privilege. Just like what UNESCO said, that education is a fundamental right that every human carry. Education should be free just like what The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in article 26 said “Everyone has the right to education, Education should be free of charge, at least to the level of the elementary and basic education. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and vocational education in general, should be open to everyone and higher education should be accessible in the same way, based on merit”. If there is a smart student who unable to continue his study to the university due to the financial issue, based on the last passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, I think this student deserves some help from the government to continue his study. Therefore, higher education should be available and open to everyone and the government should help the potential student to get some adequate education.

    Secondly, higher education could give many benefits to the individual itself. Higher education, such as college or university, provides knowledge that each individual need, to live their life in a better way. At this stage, people can discover and develop their skills that could help them to improve their performance in their jobs. Through the degree that they would achieve at the end of the study, they could get a better job opportunity and a higher earnings opportunity (Walker & Zhu, 2013). Besides that, by having a higher education, it will make less exposure to un-employment instead and increase the employability and skills development (Bynner & Egerton, 2001; Hogarth, et al., 2007). Through all of the benefits I have mentioned above, higher education will make an individual less likely to commit a crime (Borgonovi, 2012). People will have a better view of how important the education is, and they would make sure that their children will get a better education than them (Feinstein & Duckworth, 2006). When achieving higher education, an individual could improve their value and they could have a better future.

    The last but not least, higher education could give many benefits to the country and its economy. The society that consists of people who has the higher education experience will create a good society, where there are trust and tolerance in there. The Research found that the more highly educated individuals are found to be more trusting and are more tolerant towards migrants than poorly educated with consequent benefits to society as a whole (Borgonovi, 2012). For the economic side, higher education could increase the tax revenues because of the revenue that the graduate got would be higher than the revenue of the individual who has not any degree (Walker & Zhu, 2013). (Holland, Liadze, Rienzo, & Wilkinson, 2013)It also could impact the economic growth, as it has already proven by the research that done in UK that shows around 20% of UK economic growth between 1982 and 2005 came as a direct result of increased graduate skills accumulation (Holland, Liadze, Rienzo, & Wilkinson, 2013). A country with educated citizens will make a great developed country.

    Many people argues that higher education is only for rich people, a merely smart student but poor is not suited for higher education. Nowadays, in this globalization era, the government starts taking a good concern to the education of their country. For example in Jakarta, based on the news on Tempo website, it says that “starts from 2017, the ‘KJP’ cardholder now can get a free higher education in public university”. This act of Jakarta’s governor is the proof that the government starts taking a full attention to helping their citizens gets a higher education by making it available for the KJP card holder. Through this act, the government is taking the responsibility of paying the tuition fee and even they will give the students some pocket money too. (Bynner & Egerton, 2001)The student on the other side, just needs to focus on their study and compete to get into the public university so they can get a free higher education. So now the citizens can relax knowing that the government is trying to help them through their programs.

    In conclusion, I believe that education is a right of every human being, and people should take and maximizing it as long as it’s available. Also, people have to work together to make the education available for everyone, especially the higher education. For as we know that higher education holds an important part and play an important role in an individual’s life and it also possesses many benefits that not only an individual could get but also the country and economy could get from the availability of higher education.

    REFERENCES
    Borgonovi, F. (2012). The Relationship between education and levels of trust and tolerance in Europe. The British Journal of Sociology, 146-167.

    Bynner, & Egerton. (2001). The Wider Benefits of HE. Report by HEFCE and Smith Insitute, HEFCE Report.

    Chairunnisa, N. (2016, April 18). Pemegang Kartu Jakarta Pintar Dapat Tunjangan Kuliah. Retrieved from https://m.tempo.co/read/news/2016/04/18/083763675/pemegang-kartu-jakarta-pintar-dapat-tunjangan-kuliah

    Feinstein, L., & Duckworth, K. (2006). Are there effects of mothers’ post-16 education on the next generation? Effects on children’s development and mothers’ parenting. Wider Benefits of Learning Research Report.

    Hogarth, T., Winterbotham, M., Hasluck, C., Carter, K., Daniel, W., Green, A., & Morrison, J. (2007). Employer and University Engagement in the Use and Development of Graduate Level Skills. Institute of Employment Research.

    Holland, D., Liadze, I., Rienzo, C., & Wilkinson, D. (2013). The relationship between graduates and growth across countries. BIS Research Paper No.146, 38.

    Walker, & Zhu. (2013). The impact of university degrees on the lifecycle of earnings: some further analyses. BIS Research Paper N0.146, 36.

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    • Patricia Giovani says:

      Hii Jerseymouse! thank you for stopping by and for your question. It’s really a great question by the way 🙂

      Well, in my opinion, in order to make higher education available for everyone, we need to do some collaboration with the one who has the power in making things possible in a country, which is the government. I think the government holds an important role in making the higher education becomes available and affordable for everyone.

      For example, the government could implement some programs to release the tuition fee from the students in state universities and community colleges, making the higher education free. Not only realizing the students from the tuition fee but also give the students some pocket money to cover their educational supplies and their daily needs. So that students didn’t need to worry about other things except for theirs study. In return, the students who get this opportunity should work hard to maintain their academic performance because if they didn’t show a good performance on it, the government has a right to cut off the opportunity. Another thing the government could do probably giving more scholarships to those who deserve it and spread the announcement about it more widely so that everyone is aware of it. In the process of implementing those program, the government also should improve the system in the education institution in that country. So that the scholarships or tuition fee program can be distributed and worked well in the future.

      Another thing that we could do to make higher education is through doing some campaigns or movements that related to the issue. For example, free education campaign. As the person who got the privilege to get some proper educations, we have to help our friends who need the education. We can collect our friends who also wants to participate in the campaign and go to the nearby area of your place which has a poor education system. You can create a mini school there, teaching kids and entertain them. With that, we already supporting the free education for everyone.

      I hope this answering your question. Again, thank you for stopping by and your questions 😀

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  8. Autumn Cote says:

    Would you be OK if I cross-posted this article to WriterBeat.com? I’ll be sure to give you complete credit as the author. There is no fee; I’m simply trying to adcd more content diversity for our community and I liked what you wrote. If “OK” please let me know via email.

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