Education Is Inaccessible For Some People
I have had conversations where people have said “why don’t you go back to school”. If only they knew. School is expensive and Higher education is so expensive it’s virtually unattainable to most.
Education is expensive and it is getting more expensive over time. I tried the student loan option but I need two people to cosign the loan and that is easier said than done. Using my salary is not an option because I would have to sacrifice food or rent or more in order to pay my tuition.
Society is organized in such a way that you need a college degree to get a good job and make a living wage. However if a large percentage of the society isn’t able to get a college degree they will forever remain below the poverty line and so the vicious cycle continues.
A few years back, my friend paid her tuition by mostly asking for help from online friends, co-workers, family members etc. I never thought that I would resort to asking others for assistance but what other choice is there. Crowd funding has made a huge impact on the world. So many people have achieved their goals by appealing directly to the wider community.
I have done my research and the general consensus is that perusing a computer/tech related degree will lead to better opportunities after college. I really don’t want to put in the work and spend all that money and end up in the same position. My friends with philosophy and psychology degrees have had to retrain to work in other relevant industries.
There is always a need for workers in the tech industry and I want to take my place among those individuals shaping the future.