Attend College Free With College Grants

This is a plea to America’s future…our youth. If you are intelligent enough to be accepted into a college or university but cannot afford tuition, please apply for free college grants from the United States government, or the various national private granting agencies that provide them. America is depending on you to insure a bright and successful future for all of us. As our country’s common goal is peace, happiness, and serenity for all, of course we wish you an advanced education for your own personal satisfaction. But for all selfish purposes, America needs you to be properly educated and succeed. Every American citizen’s future depends on the knowledge and education of today youth. This is exactly the reason why the majority of government financial aid is distributed among college students to provide them with the essential advanced education that they need to insure their success and ultimately, America’s future.

Each and every year, over 375,000 brilliant young American minds forgo their college education and settle for a less than desirable social existence, working jobs that are less than mentally stimulating and making little more than minimum wage. Sadly, this disgraceful situation is due almost entirely to the fact that these individuals, who are lacking in the means to afford college tuition, are unaware of the enormous amount of funds available to them in free college grants and government financial aid. The government is not required to advertise this free money, but they do indeed prefer to award it to those who show promise in completing an advance educational curriculum, in efforts to insure a bright future for all who dwell in our fine country.

If you are a potential college student whose only obstacle between you and your education is a lack of monetary affordability, I urge you to investigate the possibilities of acquiring free government money for college through educational grant programs. Your country is depending on you.…

Lifelong Learning in the UK – The Next Logical Step

UK education standards are frequently subject to debt, especially during the later summer months. Of course, in the UK, August is the time that many students receive their A-Level results – and that the likelihood that even the most hardened critic would hope that as many would receive the grades they want, it seems that when the percentage of A grades increases year on year (and 2009 is no exception), the entire education system comes under renewed scrutiny. So are the changing education standards good or bad?

First we must clarify exactly what we mean when we speak of changing education standards. With a particular focus on the developments of 2009 (ie against a reduction of recession and a subsequent hike in the number of applicants to universities), August has seen more than one in four students (26.7 percent) receive A or A * grades, with a huge 97.5 percent passing and ensuring that they have the chance of a university career ahead of them.

Yet, with so many students receiving good grades and going on to receive 1st class and 2.1 honors from uni, the worth of such grades are often argued to have been diluted. Meaning that further education such as MAs and PhDs become a better signifier of academic achievement.

In a recent article on the subject from Bob Brecher, of the University of Brighton, he highlights how this is keeping with how education has evolved over the last century. He states: "Where once most children did not go to school at all, they later left at 14; where once they left at 14, they now leave at 18, and half of them for university. by a first at undergraduate level is today not achieved until master's level, or even beyond. "

Brecher essentially calls for a reassessment of whatever education standards are delivering what we need to be delivering – instead of dwelling on whether or not a degree is worth as much today as it was 40 years ago. It seems we must first observe the economy and how it has changed, not only in the last year (ie in regards to how the recession has forced many mature students back to university and distance learning courses), but also how it has developed to become more of a knowledge economy – dependent on teaching, high-tech services, and the creative industries – as opposed to a traditional product-based economy.

As a result of this fast advancing knowledge economy (according to data from non-profit, The Work Foundation, 50 percent of workers are employed in the knowledge industry today as opposed to 25 percent in 1970), it appears that a larger time investment in education – ever to the point of lifelong learning – will be needed to sustain this. And what we are seeing, with adults returning to university and a larger proportion of educated youngsters, is the true beginnings of this reassessment of the worth of learning – and a change in education standards for the …