Sunday, March 24, 2013

Everyone has the right to education

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” (1)

When it comes to education, I say that this quote is one of the most truthful quotes. Education is something that no one can ever take away from you. Once you have the knowledge, it is yours; it is in your head. Forever.

I think that everyone needs to have the right to get a higher education. Your future depends on whether you have a higher education or not, because the day of today it is really hard to find a decent, good paying job, without any degree.

Making education free would have a lot of advantages like; everyone would be able to get a good education, they would not have to work everyday, before and after school, to be able to pay for their education, so they could concentrate on their schoolwork more, and the unemployment rate would not be as high. These are just a few of the many reasons why higher education should be free.

There is one big problem caused by the high cost of higher education. Only 30% of all Americans, who start college or university, graduate. This percentage is really low, and the main reason why it is only 30% is because students work a lot to be able to pay for the tuition. They do not have time to study for their exams, or to finish their homework because they are working instead of studying. There are also a lot of students that take six years or more to graduate instead of four years.

The other 70% either quit because they cannot pay for their education anymore, or because the combination work-school is too hard.

It is obvious that there are a lot of people that cannot get a higher education because of a lot of different circumstances, and I think that everyone should deserve to get a higher education so they can get the job they want later on in their lives.

Sources: N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2013. <>. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2013. <>.

Mandela, Nelson. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2013.


  1. I think you have a very good topic. The only thing I would Change would be to add to the beginning of the paragraph so we know when your moving into another subject.

  2. Topic sentence- It was good. I knew what I was going to read about just by the first sentence.
    Support- You showed support with the statistics.
    Transitions- Might want to add more transition words. I didn't see a lot in the blog.
    Quote- It was present and great. It drew me into the blog.
    Spelling/Grammar- all good just add some commas where needed.
    Strong argument- you pled a strong and supported cases on free higher education.
    I liked your quote and might want to make the font bigger.

  3. Topic sentence- Your topic sentence was great it made me see what I was going to read so I knew what I was in for before I even started reading.

    Support- You showed great support by adding statistics.

    Transitions- I think you should add some more transition words to make the blog look cleaner.
    Quote- Your quote was great and really pulled me more into the blog making me want to read more about it.
    Grammar and Spelling- I didn’t see any grammatical or spelling errors. Good job!!
    Strong argument- You have a very strong argument!
    Compliment/ Suggestions- I like how you had the article organized but I think you should add more picture to the blog!

  4. Topic sentence- Very interesting topic sentence.

    Support- Good support because you showed statistics.

    Transitions- I think the transition was good but you could put in some more transitioning throughout the paragraphs.

    Quote- Nice quote. Very interesting.

    Grammar and Spelling- No errors! Perfecto ! :)

    Strong argument- VERY VERY strong argument.

    Compliment/ Suggestions- I like the blog and all but I think you could use a little more color ;)