In the early 2000’s , 39.9 million people were being considered as poor in the United States. The poverty rate in the States varied among the racial groups, region and age. There is no quick fix to the problem of poverty.
College, is it worth it? College is worth it because you get a better chance of getting a job, College is worth it because you get a higher paying job, you will also have better chances at keeping a job. Going to college is worth it because you will have better chance of getting a job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the higher level of education you get the lower chances of unemployment rates you will have. In life you want to have things and better your life so you will need to get a good job.
Basing school funding on property tax leads to unequal opportunities and environments for students, even though the government may claim it is not up to them, there needs to be a drastic change. Currently, taxes collected from the surrounding communities fund public school districts. Public schools get financed mainly by the property tax of the surrounding houses. “Resources available to school districts relied heavily on local property wealth, and property wealth per pupil varied greatly, as it continues today”
Small high schools also have problems hiring qualified teachers. Overall, small high schools bear a new placehold in the education dispute. Firstly, high schools should contain smaller numbers as they possess limited violence rates. According to several educational studies cited in “How Smaller Schools Prevent School Violence” from Educational Leadership, a magazine dedicated to informing educators about new education innovations, violence occurs less often in small schools: “Among schools with 1,000 or more students, 33 percent experienced a serious violent crime, compared with 4-9 percent of small and medium-sized schools.
Wealth gaps in America is something that people do not know much about causing them to not realize how severe it is getting. In America, the top 10% of people (the very rich) are holding 50-80% of the wealth. This statistic is very scary and hard to grasp. Another scary fact is that the top 1% of the population holds around 35% of the United States net worth. People may ask what do these facts mean?
Inproving the high school failure rate is inportant because people with high school diplomas have a greater chance of being successful in life and and also decrease things like crime rates in the United States. High school graduates alo make sighnificantly more money han people without diplomas. An high school dropout will make about $200000 less than a high school graduate and around a million dollars less than a colloge graduate. Instead of blaming teachers and the school system the goverment should work to inprove them instead of fireing teachers. Even though the high school failure rate and dropout rate has been slightly increasing over the years,we must work to get it higher and mayby one day the United States will have a 100 percent graduation
Mainly the developing countries like: Nepal, Bhutan, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh with some developed countries like China and India has facing poverty. As if compared to past decades, the rate of poverty has been declining gradually in the global. According to The World bank, in 2013, 10.7 percent of the world’s population lived on less than US$1.90 a day, compared to 12.4 percent in 2012. That’s down from 35 percent in 1990. (Leary, 2016).
The American Dream has been rooted in the culture of the United States for several centuries now. However, many people do not have access to this dream because of lack of opportunities. As the amount of people in poverty increases each year, the magnitude of the effects of poverty dramatically increases. A shocking 15% of people live in poverty in the United States (Poverty Rates). That means around 45 million people in this country lack basic necessities and economic security.
Education provide a levelling platform for individuals with the necessary knowledge, valuable skills and certain competencies needed to participate effectively in their society and also in the economy. The current Minister of Education, Heng Swee Keat, has recently spoken about having Singapore education as a “key enabler of social mobility” with “equal opportunity” for students. In my opinion, one of the most pressing issue which would most likely hinder the development of certain groups of individuals would be due to inequitable social economic status. What happened could be due to a branded set of beliefs by the society’s brightest and most-able who assume they have the inherent superior abilities and are entitled to their successful outcomes. Due to their better fortunes, economic inequality in education landscape leads to social immobility with greater social distance amongst winners of the current meritocracy and the mass crowd.
Even the number of hungry people in the world exceeds the total population of US and European Union. Extreme hunger and mal¬nutrition remain as blockade to development and creates a set up from which people cannot easily go out. Hunger and malnutrition mean less productive individuals, who are more susceptible to disease and often unable to earn much more and improve their livelihoods. There are nearly 800 million people in this world who suffer from hunger worldwide, the major¬ity
Tax cuts and the middle class. The most important social class in America is shrinking at an alarming rate. The middle class, the driver of the economy is becoming few and are between. This is impart by stagnant wages and salaries for low skill jobs that need little to no education but also huge tax breaks for the tip top 1% makes the middle class pay for what is lost from them.
One common myth that society has about poverty is that those who live at poverty level are uneducated individuals, this is just not true. In 2012, approximately 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of households has a bachelor’s degree (Eichelberger, 2014). Another common myth is that people who live at poverty level and receive assistance are bankrupting the nation, again this is another myth. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47% of the federal budget (Eichelberger, 2014). There are some in the society that even believe that we as a country are winning the war on poverty and that there are less American’s living at or below the poverty level.
Rodriguez had just entered junior high school in an area where there were more low-income than white students. “In the mid-1960s, the students at Garvey had some of the worst academic scores in the state. Most of the time, there were no pencils or paper”(Rodriguez 43). This fact provides evidence that students who were not provided with school supplies had some of the worst academic scores. This fact helps us understand that low-income students could not afford supplies which cause them to have a higher risk in failing
They argue that if more immigrants come to the United States, there will be less welfare, such as medical, economic and educational welfare from the government, for U.S. citizens. Nazario points out this view in her book,” Overall, the NRC said, immigrants use more government services than native-born Americans. They have more children, and therefore more kids in public schools. . . It will cost the government two and half times as much per household to educate their children. . . Immigrants are poorer, have lower incomes, and qualify for more state and local services and assistance” (Enrique’s Journey 233).
The Great Recession, fueled by the crises in the housing and financial markets, was universally hard on the net worth of American families. But even as the economic recovery has begun to mend asset prices, not all households have benefited alike, and wealth inequality has widened along racial and ethnic lines. (par.