With a college degree becoming more and more important for a person to succeed, students are sometimes having to remove themselves from work in order to pursue a degree.
Whether students not be able to commit fully to both school and work, or that an employer finds it too inconvenient to employ a part-time student, it causes students to become unemployed during their time at college.
I believe students should have the choice to take a lower hourly wage in order to allow them to have a form of income from their employer in the form of “educational leave” which would work similarly to paid time off in many other business. This encourages students to work but also gives them a small amount of income to work with during their time at college, where working and studying simultaneously might not work.
In doing this, it encourages people to go out and get an education to help contribute to society. Also, it encourages students to find work and boost the economy. It has the potential to boost the economy and help make college more affordable to students and citizens.
Samuel Beckwith, La Crosse