College Education

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What do Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have in common? They're both billionaires, and neither one has a college degree! Using the website, scholars explore whether having a college education is truly worth the money it costs. They read background information about the topic and then research the top pro and con arguments—for and against—the pursuit of higher education. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have small groups engage in a silent debate by creating and displaying posters to advertise their points of view on a topic
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires research and computer access
  • Time needed for research, preparation, and debate may vary 
Pros

  • Provides readers' comments that are tagged either pro or con
  • Includes informative graphs and charts about college tuition costs, highest paying jobs, and student loan debt
Cons

  • None