college Education is Very Expensive Brainwashing
College Education is Very Expensive Brainwashing
The education is very important part of any society. We spend one third of our life by going to schools, colleges, universities, or other places in order to make ourselves more attractive on the job market. But do we really need to obtain colleges in order to become educated? Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson in the Age of Propaganda write that there is a very thin line between education, which is about getting knowledge, and propaganda, which is brainwashing. Pratkanis and Aronson write, “What is labeled as propaganda and what is labeled as education depend on one’s own propaganda purposes. Undoubtedly some readers of this book may choose to question our educational purpose, preferring instead to see this volume as propaganda for the use of rational and fair persuasion strategies.(265)” Even though almost all Americans want to get higher education, college education is nothing else as brainwashing for which students will get in debt of their life.
From the time the American child riches the sixth grade they are thought that the key to success in life is to do well in high school, so they can get accepted to the best possible college. The better grades they have in high school the better college they will have in opportunity to get in to. They thought that if they get in to a great college and get their college degree any type of job they desire in the field of their choice will be there waiting for them. After getting their dream job they will be able to buy any car or house they desire, start their own family and leave the American dream. Most Americans today have an expectation of future economic success simply by attaining a college degree. The entire purpose of elementary school is to prepare students for high school and entire purpose of high school is to prepare students for college. Students were thought to believe if they don’t go to college they will be on their way to nowhere and will have no chance to ever build a successful career.
Instead of teachers having the freedom to think outside the box and use creative techniques to prepare their students for the real world, they forced to be narrow minded and teach with worthless information that will never help their students have successful careers. Today there are no high schools left in America that teach students the knowledge necessary to start their own business, to mace their own product, or even how to use the Internet and other free recourses to become educated about things without attending college.
The annual cost to attend the average privet four year college in America today is twenty seven thousand, two hundred, and ninny three dollars. It is up twenty nine percent from five years ago, during 2005-2006 school year, when the annual tuition cost was 21,235 dollars. This does not include the cost of text books, which have triple over the past decades. College is now charging two hundred dollars for each single text book, that no resale value, because they put new slightly revised version with new name each year. Gerald Celente, director of the Trends Research Institute said, “You have to have a certain kind of brain to understand the dead language that they write in text books, but they brainwash you from a little kid up so that you buy in to this system. And you get good grades, you study hard, and you become a member of total system with no freedom. You don’t know how to think, because they told you how to think their way.” Instead of getting life important knowledge, we are passing through the “brainwashing machine” which will make us as people of the system, who will think what our system wants’ us to think and the way it needs us to think. What is even more important, for this brainwashing we have to pay unreal prices.
During the economic down turn when Americans are losing their jobs their primary instinct is to seek higher education in order to make themselves more attractive to potential employers and better position themselves to receive a job. However, how are Americans suppose to spend 27,293 dollars per year for college when they have no savings or income to pay for it? The U.S. government with the backing of the Federal Reserve, in the same way they create the real estate bubble, they create the college bubble, by providing college loans to any Americans, even if they have no ability to pay it back. College students borrow 106 billion dollars in total students’ loan in 2009-2010 school year. In 2008-2009 school year the total student loan was 96 billion dollars, compare to 83 billion in 2005-2006 school year. Dr. Pamela Bacon, DDS said, “In my case the education is ruing my life. The college loan for me is the debt that I can never get over.” College is now almost impossible for most students to afford without getting deeply in to debt to do so. All across the country Americans graduating college with mortgages before they even buy a house. Guy McPherson, Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona says that when he graduated his college in the late 1970s, he had 300 dollars student loan that he borrows. He was able to buy a house after college. In these days you don’t even get the house; college is the new house. What you get in exchange for your degree? It is the life time debt.
Back in the 1970s the average college students were able to afford their college tuition without any student loans or help from their parents. They were able to pay for their college by working part time job or by simply working full time during the summer, when they are of from school. Not only this, but they were also able to afford their car payments and possibly a small apartments. U.S. government destroyed this by providing easy student loans for anybody who applies for them without any credit requirements.
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