|justification for higher education
Writing 39B, Assignment 1
5 February 2003
Justification For Higher Education
After analyzing William A. Henry III s In Defense of Elitism and Caroline Bird s
College is a Waste of Time and Money , it is clear that Henry s argument concerning the
purpose of an education is more rational than Bird s due to the fact that Henry supports his claims
with credible statistics, logical insight, and uses current real world scenarios. Bird, on the
contrary, bases her argument solely on manipulated statistics, overly dramatic claims, and
ridiculously out-of-this-world scenarios.
While there are various viewpoints and perspectives on the subject of higher education,
Henry for one, has landed the conclusion that in America higher education for the masses has not
only been extremely costly economically, but it has also greatly lowered the educational standards
and therefore defeated the purpose of higher education itself.
Henry s pri...