During the time of the Progressive Era in 1900s-1920s, the majority of the American believed that the industrialization, immigration, and the urbanization had produced critical social disorders and believes that reforms were needed to be reshaped America. They also believed that it was time to eliminate the problem caused by the corruption in the government and promote the improvement in order to address the social and economic problems. People like Theodore Roosevelt and W.E.B.Du Bois also accepted that change was needed to improve and develop. The major changes were made in social, economic and political reforms. But, was the Progressive Era a success?
Ellison starts off by saying “once, a degree used to mean a brighter future for college graduates, access to the middle class, and economic stability” (Ellison). This highlighting the hopes that come with going to college and getting that degree, even if you do have student debt, but then he immediately highlights the hardship that comes with the college these days. The author states that “student loan debt increases inequality and makes it harder for low-income graduates” to “to buy a house, open a business, and start a family”(Ellison). The economy is going up by any means and it has no room for a middle class because there is so much debt. College graduates coming out of college are having even more of a hard time supporting themselves after college rather than while in it.
This struggle can be real for a family having more than five children. In fact, students could finish their four years bachelor degree with a significant debts. College education should be free because everyone can attend and the country can benefit economically and socially. College fees is the reason that a poor-intelligent student will have a desperate future.
Every semester, there are an abundant number of students who apply for Pell Grant to assist them with the costs of college. Sometimes, students will not meet the financial criteria because their parent’s income is a bit too high or because of other financial factors that they will not qualify. Thus, it puts a student in a situation where they will take out student loans, that they’ll be paying for many years. Clearly, the result of being someone who has not committed a crime and works to pay for their own education, is the one that pays the ultimate price. Yet, congress wants to financially grant prison inmates a free education, while exemplary citizens are denied.
A college degree has become an essential to any possibility of getting into most jobs. Unfortunately, tuition fees are rising significantly and this is creating a barrier for the less fortunate students to pursue their dream jobs. All governments need to do what it takes to reduce the cost of university tuition as
As the price tag on college is shooting up and the amount of federal funds are minuscule in comparison, students are relying on private loans to cover their education (McGuire). Increasing federal funds would drive the need for private student loans down substantially, eliminating one of the biggest problems in the student loan crisis. A lack of private loans would mean a lack of sky-high interest rates that cause many borrowers to default on their payments. Student loans aren’t tightly regulated in terms of protections around interest rates and default which allows lenders to “[treat student loans] more like credit cards, with variable interest rates as high as 18% and terms set by the lenders” (McGuire). These unbelievably high-interest rates are what cause a big problem when repaying student loans.
Poor housing is mainly take up by a high number of African Americans, this is caused from low income which leads to poverty, shelters cannot be permanent and a number of poor houses, apartments do not meet some of the crucial needs for families. Unemployment and low wage jobs are home to a fraction of the African American population. Low income for medium to large families make it hard to maintain a suitable lifestyle, low household income will lead to poor housing and segregated education which includes low funding to meet educational requirements. Now after you have read this article you may ask yourself, well this explained it but what can we do about it? Well right now some simple and easy things you can do right from your chair could be donating to shelters like red cross and others, donating to schools that you know have low funding rates, if you live in a highly populated city you might see some people without a home and give twenty dollars or so to them to help them live.
Social classes are quite the weird topic to discuss in society. It’s basically saying who is “superior” to who when it comes to talking about wealth, position, or pretty much anything in life. Homeless people are looked down upon for being poor, not dressing properly, and being unkempt, these kind of people are in the lower class. The class above that is the working class, which consists of people with a minimized amounts of education and jobs that don’t provide the good paychecks or the jobs are very dangerous, which means that the bad outweighs the good in this case. Then there’s the middle class, which consists of jobs that pay decent to good money, but not enough money to make them the cream of the crop since the upper class compromises of the rich, which only ranges from 1 to 3% of the U.S population.
College is for everyone “College is not for everyone” Who hasn’t read this line earlier? But saying this line again and again is costing our financial outlook. College learning has at all times been a divisive topic.
That is exactly what this argument is. Many people for the free higher education argue that families can’t take the financial strain that paying for college has on the family. Families tend to end up searching and scrounging up money from miscellaneous places when it comes time to pay for college for their children. Some even have to send their children out into the workforce without any higher education just so that way they can afford a higher education (Jeje). Many families end up stressing over saving enough to pay for college for their children that they become obsessed with it.
According to Storms, the core problem for graduating college students is debt. In the article, Storms explains how we are told that having a bachelor’s degree will double a person 's earning. Even though this may or may not be true, there is still the fear of paying back student loans after graduation. It is obvious that not every degree is guaranteed a job straight out of college in the field one chooses. Storms also gives the story of his family using the fear of debt as an excuse to not to go to college.
Since the beginning of time, African-Americans have been seen as inferior, incapable, and inhumane. After the Civil Rights Movement, the issue of racism was broadcasted internationally, and people globally saw how African-Americans were treated due to the color of their skin. Once the movement was over; African-Americans would have another issue to tackle; societal advancement. History books suggest that racism was finally over after the Civil Rights Movement, but racial bias is still embedded in white society. Racism may not be as harsh, or publically displayed, but African-Americans are not advancing at the same rates as whites.
With globalizations, middle-class Americans are experiencing a new level of employment uncertainty, which speaks to the increase in homelessness and food insecurity. According to our class guest speaker Vic Papale, “Americans are faced with higher domestic food prices, reduced incomes and employment and having already sold off assets, reduced food consumption and cut spending on essential items such as health care and education.” These families, individuals and children risk falling deeper into destitution and the hunger-poverty trap.