Most people tend to forget that most people receiving aid also are taxpayers. In 2010, nearly half the poor mother or near poor mothers were at least working part time (Cunha). If the people receiving aid are paying for the drug tests to they would probably rather keep that money then have it be wasted. Drug testing recipients is a waste of money since the government would be wasting more money on giving the tests then they would be
The biggest mental side effect caused by student debt is stress. “80 percent of working professionals with student debt said it is a source of “significant” or “very significant stress” (Dickler). Stress can cause people to lose sleep. 64.5 percent of people reported suffering from sleepless nights due to stress (Insler). In addition to the stated mental side effects, there are physical side effects as well.
This can be explained by, “Studies of pregnant women in New York City welfare hotels have shown their babies are twice as likely to weigh less than five pounds at birth when compared to all pregnant women. Low birthweight babies are at greater risk of blindness, deafness, brain damage, and even death”(Hyde 56). Taking this into consideration, homeless children’s academic performance is hindered because of their poor cognitive development and the circumstances of their homelessness, including constant mobility. Math, reading, spelling, and vocabulary tests are the tests that homeless children most often struggle to succeed on and likely result in being held back a year in school(Hart-Shegos 3). This can be seen in Dicey’s Song through Maybeth’s character and the difficulty she has to prosper in school.
The total U.S. student loan debt now surpasses $1.2 trillion and there is more than 40 million recipients owing on federal and private student loans (Malone). Most of the college students in the United States can’t afford their education by themselves and, as a result, students end up drowning in student loans in order to earn a degree. Student debt is a major problem in the US, and it is a major influence on the gap between rich and poor. A more accessible college education would help reduce the gap between rich and poor in the United States. In the last fifty years the world has gone under many changes but one that is really shocking is the escalating prices of colleges.
R. Belfield and H. M. Levin (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2007) estimates that if dropouts who completed high school attended college at rates similar to those of high school graduates, the difference would exceed $550,000.) The results of drop out for a student of high school can be severe and can have lasting social and individual and effects. High school dropouts are found to work at low paying jobs earning less than $13,000 per year. The high cost of high school dropouts is not only the problem of the individual. The cost of social services, lost wages and taxes alone is $250 million in the United States.
Julia Lurie, a reporter for Mother Jones and a person who 's dealt with depression throughout college, claims that depression and anxiety is far too common amongst college students and as a society we are silent about it. There are many who believe that silence will only increase this issue, while others believe that mental health issues should be dealt within privacy. This is a controversy because anxiety and depression in colleges has increased significantly in this past decade and colleges aren 't doing enough about this issue. Lurie begins by giving a scenario about a girl who spends her time at “Starbucks or Book Trader Café working on her papers,” (par.1). She 's explains that the girl seems perfect on the outside, who looks like she knows all the answers, but “she 's constantly
Child labor exists even though laws eliminate it. There are many reasons that cause child labor: Poverty and unemployment levels are high – As you see, the most of employed children work in less developed countries by economy. In such countries poor families and children may rely upon child labor in order to improve their chances of attaining basic necessities. According to U.N statistics more than one-fourth of the people around the world live in poverty that is caused by the high unemployment levels. Free education is limited – U.N estimated that approximately 75 million children were not attending school.
Many people involve marriage with their most intimate relationships. Marriage represents a union between two people who can trust each other; however, in today’s society more people suffer from social isolation in reaction to their partner’s failure. Although society overflows with various ways to communicate, ironically many people feel like they have no one to confide in. In recent studies, the Washington Post proved, “more than double” of Americans felt isolated than surveyed in 1985 (Vedantam). In Shankar Vedantam’s article, “Social Isolation Grow in U.S., Study Says,” he distinguishes that 50% more people surveyed that their spouse is the only person they can trust compared to the survey of 1985.
War veterans make up 23 percent of the homeless population, it is due to the lack of aid programs, and program funding that leaves them without a shelter. Veteran homelessness fixes along with mental illnesses such as PTSD. Mental Disabilities account for 20 percent of the homeless population. This includes drug and alcohol addiction, “or other vulnerabilities that render the individual unfit or unable to obtain his or her own domicile” (Homeless, Gale 2014). The list has been growing exponentially as the years go by.
On the income side, 84% of Americans have surpassed their parents when it came to the American Dream. Some things that happen to come with it is student debts, legal problem and health care complications. The American Dream is still alive but there are some disadvantages related to financial problems, legal problems, and healthcare complications. In my opinion, financial problems are the leading cause of the downfall of most Americans not achieving their dreams. The average income of a part-time working student is 9 to 10,000 dollars a year.
Just how awful has the student loan strain become? Rhetoric of crisis influences the present popular discourse, while very few voices call for tranquil, noting the average number of student indebtedness is approximately equal to the cost of a new car. concealed by the aspect and attention captured headlines, though, it is a more embarrassing picture exposing that all classes and groups of students will not bear the increasing debt hardship equally: women, students of color, and Low-income household students are more greatly affected by this escalated debt. I have currently revealed the 30,000 dollars is the typical amount of debt that students will acquire after attending college for four years. Though the cost of college is increasing, a variety
Unfortunately mental health on college campuses has become an increasingly important issue. In 2014 the American College Health Association reported that 30 percent of students have experienced sever depression or anxiety, while a study done by the National Alliance on Mental Illness showed that nearly three fourths of students admitted to having had at least one mental health crisis during their time in college. Many students do not seek help for their illness, whether because of the negative stigma placed on mental illness or because their university does not offer help to their students. I am sure that I am not alone when I say that these statistics are far too high. With these numbers on the rise every year it is clear to see why this play would have significant meaning if performed today.
There are over forty-seven thousand American veterans who are homeless and seventy percent of those veterans are suffering from some form of mental illness. Most veterans who have mental illness, mostly PTSD, do not know how to get help. About eleven percent of the adult homeless population are veterans .The veterans who are suffering from PTSD do not want to get help mostly because they do not have the funds to get the help they need or they are afraid of seeking help. If the government would give more funding to the Veteran Affairs or other organizations, it would be easier for homeless veterans to find the help that they
Safety the low education level of teenagers, increase the danger of community security. Teenagers who drop out of high school or not finish the university have trouble finding a job. the vast majority of kids will lead to extreme poverty, homelessness and a drug problem that has left some neighborhoods and community desolate and dangerous. In 2012, CBRM was the second highest juvenile crime rate of the seven major Atlantic Canadian cities. In 2007, CBRM’ s youth violent criminal and drug violation got a peak, every 100000 youth of 1426 and 316 respectively.