College life is difficult. That’s no secret. Students attend universities knowing full well the amount of stress they will be undertaking, the campus rape epidemics and the onslaught of racist xenophobic and bigoted conservatives that will swarm the campus like old fashioned clansmen. Yet, there is a noticeable trend among many liberal arts majors who graduate with degrees who are unable to find work and therefore, unable to earn a livable wage.
Students attend college to better their lives. We’re told as children that if we want to grow up successfully and earn a ton of money, we need to get a college degree. So what happens when you graduate with a degree and you still don’t get the money you were promised? Things need to change.
Universities offer all kinds of majors – everything ranging from business to physics to the arts. So why would a university offer a major if they know full well that there are no demands for these skills? The fact of the matter is, this is the government’s problem to fix, not the poor decisions of the students.
I majored in gender studies with a minor in botanical psychology. I was promised a six figure job upon graduating. Now I am living with my parents, selling bracelets on etsy, unable to find actual work because no one has offered me any jobs.
- Jennifer Constantoupolous – UC Davis graduate class of 2018
That’s why every college graduate should get at least $80,000 per year regardless of their major. Let’s face it – the students have been through a lot and if they can survive college, they deserve the money they were promised. This solution can be done one of two ways:I majored in gender studies with a minor in botanical psychology. I was promised a six figure job upon graduating. Now I am living with my parents, selling bracelets on etsy, unable to find actual work because no one has offered me any jobs.
- If a company hires a college graduate, regardless of the demand of the work needed, the company should be required by law to pay the employee at least $80,000 per year ($6,600 per month after taxes).
- If a college graduate is unable to find work (or chooses not to look), the government should subsidize the life of these individuals from taxes taken by the upper 1% – however much it takes.
Furthermore, college should free because the last thing a student should ever have to worry about after graduating, is having to actually pay back a loan, despite choosing a major that wouldn’t otherwise provide them an income. Here’s a picture of Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.
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