English Essay Response on the College Conspiracy Documentary



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Essay Response on the College Conspiracy Documentary (2-Page Response) The College Conspiracy documentary discredits many myths, including the belief that Americans with college degrees earn $1 million more in lifetime income compared to high school graduates without a college degree. The most important basic fact that most Americans don’t understand about 4-year colleges is that most Americans spend 6 years attending them before graduating. With U.S. tuition inflation for private colleges averaging 5.15% over the past half a decade, assuming this same rate of tuition inflation continues, a college with tuition of $30,000 today will have tuition of $38,563 in the sixth year a student attends it. In College Conspiracy , the National Inflation Association (NIA) analyzes the total cost to attend college by factoring in not just rapidly rising tuition expenses, but also the interest payments on student loans, and the lost income that college students would have earned if they worked at an average entry-level job that doesn’t require a college degree. In a two-page essay response, take a position on the issues discussed in this documentary regarding higher education. Is it accurate in its dismantling of the conventional American idea of the college degree leading to “financial prosperity?” Cite scenes from the documentary to support your points.