American students are falling behind students in countries who have shorter summers because of year-round education. In a recent study of 34 countries, done by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 15-year-old Americans were positioned 14th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math (Granderson). American students are falling behind in their studies in comparison to other countries. Higher test scores from year-round schooling will benefit not only the students but the economy. The U.S. could potentially “gain $41 over the lifetime of the generation born in 2010” if in the next 20 years if students improve their score in reading, math, and science by 25 points.
For young college-educated men in 2000 hourly wages were $22.75, but almost dropped a full dollar $21.77 by 2010. For young college-educated women, hourly wages fell from $19.38 to $18.43 over the same amount of time. Now, with unemployment being at 8%, it will be likely years before young college-educated graduates, or any workers, see substantial wage
Kohn further proved his argument by concluding that the SAT scores decreased between the years 1969-1993 due to the increase in the population of test-takers according to the American Academy report (Bergmann 262). In his final argument Kohn convinces that a drop in SAT score is not a fair assessment when compared to grades that are received at Harvard or other leading institutions. Kohn’s research for grade inflation at leading institutions over the last 30-40 years showed a rise in verbal and
In addition, Hispanics have certain disadvantages, of one way or another, of even graduating from high school. Although the Hispanic high school dropout rate continues to fall according to the City University of New York (CUNY), Hispanics have by far the highest (14%) high-school dropout rate of any group in the country compared to Blacks (7%), Asians (1%) and Whites (2%). Depicted on the graph, high school dropouts (no-High School) earn less than half what graduates make, college graduates make about eighty percent more than high school graduates, and those with graduate degrees make about two-and-one-half times more than high school graduates. Family income influences college attendance and the differences in education levels explain why less education translates to low paying jobs and low family
In Source C it states, “Among millennials ages 25 to 32, median annual earnings for full-time working college-degree holders are $17,500 greater than for those with high school diplomas only. That gap steadily widened for each successive generation in the latter half of the 20th century.”. This shows that people who went to college and got an education earn a lot more money than those who only have a high school diploma. When people are focused on their education and go to college they will be more successful, but focusing on college as a “country club” won’t get people successful. Continuously, in Source D it states, “High school graduates earn about 62% of what those with four-year degrees earn, according to a Pew Research Center study.
The fraction of incoming college freshmen surveyed annually by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) at UCLA who reported that “becoming successful in a business of my own” was “essential” or “very important” to them declined from 52.1 percent in 1988 to 41.0 percent in 2004. In fact, between 2004 and 2012, when student loan levels took off, the fraction of people interested in being successful at business ownership actually increased slightly to 41.2 percent. Similarly, the fraction of students who told the UCLA researchers that entrepreneurship was their intended profession declined from 3.9 percent in 1988 to 3.3 percent in 2004. (The fraction declined to 2.9 percent by 2013). Before the policy makers and pundits conclude that the rise in student loans is the cause of the decline in rates of entrepreneurship among millennials – and decide that debt relief is the way to boost entrepreneurial activity among young people today – they should consider that waning interest in entrepreneurship predates the student loan crisis by many
Currently there are only 1,520 Hispanics out of 24,146 students attending K-State. To become a national model in multiculturalism K-State promote the recruiting and retention of Hispanics and other minority/multicultural groups (both currently accounting for only 15% of the student population) as they are under-represented in the institution. In addition, the State of Kansas reported a high school graduation rate for Black (75%), Hispanics (77%) and Whites (88%) for the years 2011-12. K-State is adapting the curriculum and adding new courses, encouraging multicultural content on existing courses, offering of scholarships to attract all the Kansas high school graduates not only White graduates. The implementation of the use of culturally competent teaching techniques promoting diversity and multiculturalism teaching practices is discussed in the Final Office of Diversity K-State 2025 Strategic Action and Alignment Plan document dated February
In 2009, almost 45 percent of Latina females under five years old were enrolled in school while only 39 percent of Latino males were enrolled. When third grade comes around boys tend to be more than a year behind than girls in writing and reading skills. This shows that there is a serious problem within the education system because it isn’t right for males to be that far behind of what school districts want the kids to be taught. It gets even worse, boys that are colored are at a higher chance of experiencing great differences in consequences and punishments such as suspension and expulsion (Sáenz and Ponjuán, 2012). It saddens me to know that we live in the year 2015 and we still see people experience racism and inequality just because the color of his or her
The U.S. has dropped from 18th highest scores in schools in the world to be in the 30’s on almost all of the subjects on the test. The tests narrow down the curriculum to focus on the subjects that are on the test, forgetting about the other subjects. Standardized tests cannot measure all that schools teach like how to be a problem solver. Standardized tests have not improved America’s education system. Every once in a while the world will submit their schools performance and they will be ranked with
In 1971, the cost at the same public four year school was only $428 per year. This increase in college tuition fees has made attending college that much harder for current students. In addition, the College Board also stated that money borrowed for school has increased dramatically from $435 billion to $1.19 trillion in the span of 9 years thus proving there is more money being borrowed instead of saved for college. The opposition would argue that a student may get a better paying job with a degree. This is not true, however, because you are trying to pay off your student debt with the money that you make.
The College Board states “After increases as high as 9.5% beyond inflation in 2009-10 and 6.5% in 2010-11, average published tuition and fee prices for full-time in-state students at public four-year institutions increased by less than 1% in real terms in 2013-14 and again in 2014-15” (College Board). The tuition for colleges are rising a lot the only way to get through it is to getting scholarships. Even though it is just increasing by 1%, the increase still affects parents
In fact, the debt from student loans surpassed one trillion dollars in 2013 while the median family income dropped. (Martin) Between the 2005-06 and 2015-16 school years tuition rose 2.4% but “the median family income declined at an average rate of 0.2% between 2005 and 2014” without inflation factored in. (The College Board) This means that families are not able to assist their college student or graduate with paying any of their college costs. Therefore, students will probably have to their settle their loan debt after the finish their postsecondary schooling. These expensive college classes and degrees require most pupils to spend a majority of their working lives paying off college debt.