Tuesday, September 25, 2012

For profit schools are dangerously close to being corporations. They are more focused on generating revenue than to providing the service schools are supposed to provide. Universities' goal should be to educate and develop young minds into prosperous intellectuals. Not to take their money and provide them with a diploma not worth the money students paid to acquire it. Up to 20% of the schools' funding is used for educating students and up to 25% is used for advertising. For profit schools make false promises in their advertisements. They just want students to attend and give them money. Many of the students can not afford the high prices demanded by for profit schools, but since they dont have a choice, they are forced to take out student loans. Taking out loans is perfectly fine if the school is going to provide the education required to find proper jobs to pay off the loans. But many of the degrees or certifications provided by the for profit schools holds no real weight with companies. Many of the for profit schools use poor techniques and limited resources to educate students faster. I want to emphasize in my paper all of these issues and further discuss the complications and challenges a student faces while attending for profit schools and after receiving a degree or certifications from the school.