It doesn 't matter social class system you fit in to, it affects your lifestyle and how you live. One of the main concerns regarding social class is education. According the article author Sarah Garland makes a point that now middle class and lower class kids are both falling behind in school. I come from a lower class family and when I was younger we were in the upper class but my dad left. So my mom was left to care for me and my sibling by herself.
The gap between men and women in poverty is far vaster in America than anywhere else. In 2007, 13.8 percent of females were poor compared to the 11.1 percent of men. Women living in high-income countries such as the United States give birth with the help of medical attention, but for low-income countries this is usually not the case. The Death Toll in poverty by race causes the population of many poor Americans to double 25 percent every year. There are a lot of drawbacks to those who have low-income such as housing stability and economic development.
Hunt’s Point Ave’s median income is too close to the poverty line which means most people in the town either are not in the labor force or cannot find good paying jobs. On the other end Hunter College is very affluent where the average median household income is $142,156. An interesting data point I saw was in age. Most people living in Hunt’s Point Ave are from 18 to 34 years old at 33 percent of its population while in Hunter College it is only 19.2 percent. Hunter College is a place where people are financially stable and have worked towards their wealth and success as shown also through education meaning people living there are slightly older.
This isn’t all circumstances, but it is most because jobs tend to hire individuals who are more qualified for the job (PR Newswire). Investors feel 529 plans are best for college savings (PR Newswire). This is a smart plan to use. More than half of the percentage of people speaking their opinions about college think it is worth it despite the rising costs (PR Newswire). Parents probably believe they will benefit in the long run from their children making more money and getting benefits like good hours, healthcare, and money to help pay for their parents retirement.
You walk into your new school and you are treated dreadfully. You don’t think it could get worse, but sadly you find out that you don’t anyone else in class with you. Your family is being affected too. I thought that Ruby had a hard time with the beginning of her life. I thought that Ruby did a great job on getting into a good school and ignoring the people who were rude to her.
The transition from middle school to high school is what shaped me the most and this adjustment has changed me in both good and bad ways. As a freshman, I enrolled in a private school, called Bridgemont High School. It was a very small school and did not have the same help as the public schools offered. I didn 't have an ELD class and classes providing extra help were limited. Eld means einglish language development, these classes are classes to help develop your english speaking skills even though i can speak english i had poor grammar.
American Dream The American Dream has come from a desire to increase social standing and quality of living. Although the U.S.’ numerous opportunities have allowed many people to achieve their dream, the American Dream is also flawed. Certain demographics tend to live together in areas with little opportunities reducing their chances of achieving the dream, increasing wealth inequality allows only some to support themselves, and economic downfalls make the American Dream exist in a flawed manner. The American Dream has held many meanings over the course of U.S. history. It focused heavily on the ownership of many material items during the 1920s, epitomized by the classic book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby.
Growing up with strict, religious parents gave me a narrow perspective on life – that is, I was pretty homophobic and racist. Initially, my parents had planned for me to attend a private religious school, but I wasn’t having it and ended up enrolled at the local public elementary school instead. Here, I met people that gave from a huge variety of lifestyles, from super spoiled to living below the poverty line. However, we were all the same once we got to school and the more that I got to know my peers, the more I began to question everything that my parents had taught me. My friends who were followers of different religions exposed me to drastically different cultures than the one that I knew and so overtime, I became much more open minded
Increase In College tuition “Given the best of all possible worlds, I would make a few changes. I would place emphasis on increasing the amount of funding that goes into programs like Pell Grants, that purely and simply award funds to students who really cannot afford full tuition” (Vest). In this world their are so many American students that do not have the money for college, so they settle for low paying jobs for example fast food restaurants and Nursery workers. Almost all these jobs are minimum wage these type of jobs do not require and type of special training because it’s just a JOB. There are so many American students that don’t have the opportunity to go to college because of many issues, but the main issue of students not being able
Everywhere I went, I encountered those who would called me names and tried to mimic my Asian eyes. It came to a point where it did not matter whether I was in school or not, because at the end everything was about basic stereotype and discrimination of my race. I even experienced discrimination by my teacher, which is not something a role model of students should be like. Looking back on it now I distinctly remember a few moments when I felt my teacher treated me with a discriminatory manner. Having only been in a Spanish school for two years, the language barrier was still a challenging obstacle for me up to that moment.