Changes in education


Taken June 4, 2014 by Cailee King

Education is getting increasingly expensive, increasingly exclusive, and increasingly full of technology.

The average in-state published tuition and fees at public four‑year institutions increased from $8,646 in 2012-13 to $8,893 in 2013‑14, based on statistics found on College Board.

When my eldest sister started applying to colleges the GPA requirement was extremely low compared to now. She took just a few AP classes and went to a great school, University of California San Diego. Now the “requirements” have not technically changed all that much, but if you look at the classes students are taking if they hope to go to a four-year college, you will notice they have gotten a lot more honor and AP filled.

My sister is now in a nursing program and she is taking a few classes online. She still has to take some classes on campus, but for the online classes she only has to come into that classroom every once in a while. Also, some of her non-online courses have her taking the tests online. We go to school, to GO to school. Many students only like school because it gives them time to socialize with their friends, if we take that away will students take the classes?