After watching the video, read what the Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education has to say. Now think about yourself. Are you ready for college or a career? What do you have to do to better prepare yourself? What are some decisions you might have to make if you want a good career? What types of education or training would give you a better chance? Education is a lot of work. What are the costs of working at an education? What else do you have to give up; what are the opportunity costs of obtaining training or an education? What are the monetary costs? Are there costs to your social life? What are the future benefits?
What's next for you? Check out this political cartoon from Tampa Bay Times NIE and discuss your future choices. What does this image suggest? What are some things you can do to avoid large student debt? Conduct some research and make a plan. Then create your own political cartoon about smart choices for student loans and saving for college or other post high-school training.
SS.912.FL.1.2: Explain that people vary in their willingness to obtain more education or training because these decisions involve incurring immediate costs to obtain possible future benefits. Describe how discounting the future benefits of education and training may lead some people to pass up potentially high rates of return that more education and training may offer.
Deborah Kozdras, Ph.D.