“Somebody 'd written ‘Fuck you’ on the wall. It drove me damn near crazy.” This is a line from the classic novel The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, which has been both praised as a contemporary masterpiece and banned from schools and libraries alike. If this book had never been censored, if it had been accepted for the story and realism within it, then it is possible that other works of art would not be censored today. Limiting expression has been done since leaders discovered that they could exercise such a power. Censorship is detrimental to most people around the world’s well-being because it limits the free flow of information and can inhibit mental maturity.
Censorship in America can vary between the silencing of young voices and the prevention of exposing others of inappropriate material. Many people are afraid of losing their freedom of speech, as first amendment rights should be mandatory for American citizens. Polar to this argument insists the importance of censorship, as it can shield the public from information that can lead to fear or chaos. Leaving students ignorant to world problems, however, is argued by Sonja West that it removes their first amendment rights and creates a future working-class of Americans who are clouded from the truth. West is a law professor at the University of Georgia who is distinguished for her expertise in the first amendment law and minor in journalism. In her article, “Censorship 101,” West crafts her text through numerous court case experience and skill in rhetorical devices as her background expertise is used to her advantage.
Most American goal in life is to earn a living when they come out of high school. But, maybe it isn’t really necessary that high school graduates need to feel ad if they are being rushed off to college. People who are hustled off to college discover that they would much rather be learning how to build things or fix things. College students and graduates are facing debt, unemployment/ drops in wages, and some would rather learn with their hands. Many college graduates are facing unemployment, leaving students and parents to question if college is worth the cost. The answer is no.
Henry Bienen, president emeritus of Northwestern University disagrees with the premise that too many kids go to college. To support his opinion, he says that we should not use the anecdotal records of those select few like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, no matter how compelling, to generalize about the population as a whole. He professes that the argument about too many people going to college was made in the 70’s and was wrong then, and it is still wrong. He asserts that we now have lots more information and studies to support why it is wrong. An important point that Mr. Bienen makes is that the “. . . more years of school, post-secondary, [one has] are positively correlated with earnings over one’s lifetime, and also correlated with lower
In function one, the relevant domain is from 0 seconds to approximately 2.165 seconds. Negative values in the context of a projectile make no sense, as it suggests negative time. Going beyond 2.165 seconds is also nonsensical, as it suggests the projectile is driving into the ground. Even if that were possible, a projectile would likely meet some sort of resistance and would not be accurately modelled by the function. The function already does not take into consideration air resistance, so further liberties would be increasingly inaccurate.
In “Are Too Many People Going to College?”, Charles Murray writes, “Today, if you do not get a B.A., many people assume it is because you are too dumb or too lazy” (253). Basically, Murray is chastising the social norm for a young adult to get a college degree. Though I concede that expectations to go to college put on by counselors, parents, and the media are way too much, I still insist that everyone should be able to go to college regardless as it is financially beneficial and provides a unique perspective of the world. Although Murray puts up a good defense of how America infatuation with a college degree can lead to a class disparity, the author lacks the practicality of Core Knowledge, consideration of how a college education has its intrinsic and monetary merits that students can get by completing a degree, and an opposing view that a college degree does not necessarily lessen the
With large pool of recent graduates to pull from, employers are raising the requirements of entry level jobs to include Bachelor's and Master’s degrees to thin out the crowd. In response, students are increasing their efforts to get more fitting degrees in order to impress their potential employers and increase their chances of getting hired in their desired field. As Zinsser states, “College should be open-ended: at the end it should open many, many roads. Instead, students are choosing their goal in advance, and their choice narrow as they go along” (402). Zinsser’s observations of the current college system show that college is great for businesses, but poor for students. By increasing their requirements and specifying certain degrees, businesses can hire employees that are more knowledgeable or adapt at their job and will require less training. Students, however, receive the short end of the stick. Should a student not like the field that they find themselves in, or wish to switch to a different employer, will find that they may be unable to do so, as their current degree does not meet the requirements of the field they wish to switch to, or they will find that they will have to return to school in order to continue their
An economy that is good is very important in a country. In 1929, on the last day of trading, President Hoover did announce that the economy of United States was fundamentally sound. This announcement made the Department of labor in United States to predict that in the next year, 1930, there would be an increase in the number of employments. Things did not go as expected because the economy became bad. This made most investors and even the public in general, withdraw their money from banks because they feared banks would get out of business. Due to this crash in economy, most companies did not stay in business for long. This situation made even the best paying company of Mr. Ford lower the paying wages of its employers by about 1 dollar every
Minimum wage was first established in 1938 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in an attempt to stimulate economic growth and create a better standard of living for the lower class. This attempt was fairly successful, but also has many consequences. You may be asking yourself, “how on Earth could setting a limit on how little you can pay someone be bad?” On the surface this statement seems logical, but if we delve deeper we begin to see many negative effects on the implementation of minimum wage. In our nation the minimum wage law almost seems out of place, like it doesn’t quite fit in. The reason for this, is the core mechanics within a market economy. A market based economy is defined as “an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market.” (Merriam-Webster) As you can see minimum wage does not follow this rule of competition and the decisions of private investors. It is in the economy’s best interest to abolish minimum wage because it will cause an increase in employment, stimulate economic growth, and allows for an easier escape
As a reader reads Barbara Ehrenreich’s book Nickel and Dimed on (Not) Getting by in America, they get an insight on what it is like to live a low income life. Ehrenreich proposes the argument in the introduction that poverty is a serious matter and just because one has a job does not mean they are not considered poor. She wants to persuade us to realize that American is not the land of opportunity as promised and portrayed and there are regular people who are struggling to live a comfortable life. Throughout her book she mentions her experiences with living on minimum wage, the hiring process, and how she felt being put in that position. After reading Ehrenreich’s book I am thoroughly persuaded.
Many college graduates are currently unemployed, which has left many parents wondering, is college really worth it? Some parents believe that college prepares students for more than a job or career, and others don’t think it’s worth the cost. Recent studies have shown that new college students are losing ground on wages by the time they graduate, higher education is becoming a risky investment, and most students are better off developing their own “lower-risk” business. These studies have proved that college is not worth it in the long run.
Rising the Minimum Wage A big question that has troubled many economists over the years is regarding the flexibility of the minimum wage. Many debates are in question of what will happen if minimum wage rises. Both sides urge with positives and negatives on what impact it will have on
Art censorship is making it difficult for students to express themselves, not only in school but outside as well. Whether they are showing their work in an exhibit or have created a film for a film fest, entries have been pulled due to “explicit content” or for being offensive. An
As a High School Junior looking at jaw dropping tuition prices, my family and I often ask ourselves a question I’m sure many other American households are challenged with: Is a college degree actually worth it? Once you look past the recent unemployment rate for college grads, you’ll find that a college degree proves to be highly beneficial once placed in a career. Degree holders often enjoy benefits such as higher pay, higher-skilled work, and an intellectual advantage over their coworkers that do not have a degree. These benefits often outweigh the seemingly outrageous cost of college, making the price tag more than worth it.
Class struggle is a conflict in a particular society or between a society which is caused by the lack of unity in one society and different perspective of a different group in a society. It is also called class conflict or class warfare. One social issue of a class struggle is the social inequality.