School counselor’s work with students, parents and teachers in a variety of ways like assisting parents to make informed decisions about their childhood educations (“Going to a Public School”).In Maurice’s case, one of his issues was hearing from his mother and his cousins that he could neither read nor write, a thought he was made to believe (99). With a counselor’s help Maurice would cope with his problems by finding ways that can help him. In all, as stated in the preceding paragraphs, after school programs and Schools counseling would help Maurice enormously in school. With the proper approach, resources and the help from school. I believe Maurice and every child who struggles with school would begin to enjoy it once more.
Franklin did not come from an aristocratic rich family, his family was in the lower middle class, but still he was able to get an education and pursue what he loved. Even after his father pulled him from school to work he continued to read and write and better his writing. What would have been the outcome if franklin had continued his schooling? Based on Franklin’s autobiography it seems he was passionate and enjoyed school—he craved education. Franklin states, “I work’d hard at my business, and spent but little upon myself except in seeing plays and in books.” (Franklin 38) With the money that he made all he wanted was more education, and to continue in his readings.
Parents play a big role in their child’s lives because they provide a sense of direction for them. It is natural for a child to look up to his/her mom or dad. If a young adult doesn’t have the help from their parents who have already experienced college then they are already behind the kids who are able to use their parents as a resource. A quote by Nijay Williams in the article says, “My mom stopped school in the ninth grade; my dad stopped in the fourth grade … It makes it harder for me, [and] most of the people I graduated with are not in college, but that’s what I see myself doing; I want to go to college. I just want to have a degree.” This is first person point of view is evidence that proves people with parents who dropped out on their education are making it harder on their child’s education.
Their education went as far as middle school, until they had to quit and help my grandparents work. With little education they have, they offered to help me in my school work when I would struggle. As I entered high school I learned that paying for college would have to be on me, because I did not want my parents to pay when I am capable of working and paying on my own, so I dedicated myself to my classes and graduated with a great GPA. Senior year I knew I would be attending Chemeketa, I had taken college classes throughout my high school education and I loved all the teachers.
For something else, something more. I wanted the two story house, the white picket fence I saw in the TV, in the story books. It was a dream not to be achieved. Being immigrants in a new country was difficult enough for my parents, and happy as they were that they’d finally had children, they were often forced to depend on my grandparents to take care of me and my brother while they worked. This arrangement worked for a while until my brother went off to school and it was decided that I should be placed in an environment that would provide me with the opportunity to socialize with peers my own age, a thing that my grandparents couldn’t provide.
They might say that they’re grades are going to decrease because they need to do homework and take care of the baby at the same time, this is where Maria said she has always been a dedicated student. Not a 4.0 overachiever but a regular on track to graduate person.she claimed, “I will never forget those restless nights consisting of changing diapers,feeding him, burping him, rocking him and doing my homework but one thing was for sure I never gave up on my baby boy or my education. I knew one day all this was going to pay off.” Though it may be difficult to be pregnant and attending school at the same time, it could be easier knowing that they get support from their family and friends. To know that their loved ones are going to be right there with them makes it more soothing for them to take in this motherhood idea. In fact these pregnant teens actually finish high school and proceed on to college.
Kevin also helped Max so he could stay in his regular classes. “Freak and I get to be in the same classes. He made the Fair Gwen go in and see all these people at the school, because I wasn’t supposed to be in regular classes.” (Philbrick 75) Kevin tutored Max in his reading and that also helped him stay in his regular classes. Even once Kevin is gone, Max has the confidence to write down the story as a tribute to their friendship. Max went from thinking that he did not have a brain until Kevin let him borrow his, to realizing he had more of a brain than he had ever known.
The pain and agony due to the fact that I might not be prepared for college class was on my shoulders. Since day one of highschool, my biggest desire throughout school was to be engaged in learning while being well prepared for the next step in life: college. What class was the answer to this class desired? It was in a meeting with my guidance counselor in eighth grade that struck me and sparked the interest in my heart to do well. All of my highschool career I have never known what it actually meant to do well and be ¨successful.¨ The abstract idea occurred to me, in room 201, in the front row of Dual Enrollment English 111; this idea regarded what it means to be successful and obtain a good work ethic while producing a high quality essay.
English was never my good side; I’ve always been a math and science type of person. I began to ask myself, “why did I decide to take honors?” When I look back on the beginning of that year to the end, my confidence in inferring and just being able to get more out of a story skyrocketed. Without really telling me, Mr. Clayton taught me, in the simplest terms, not to give up. This inability to understand was almost like a learning disability for me and he really made me realize I could overcome anything. His class and him as a person has made me a better reader and I can see it through things that happen in my daily life.
I was adopted the summer before fourth grade. I went to a school that wasn 't as good as East Lansing they didn 't really care if we did our homework or not, so I never had to do it my mom didn 't check to see if I even had homework. After I was adopted I started going to Pinecrest. Right when I got to my class I could tell it was going to be harder than my previous school. My adoptive mom helped me get used to the environment of the new school.
My Grandmother made sure to wake me up every morning to haul me of to school where I would meet my loving, devoted teachers and coaches. With their help I left John Edgar Howard elementary school with a strong head on my shoulders, and the devotion to strive for more. I had to move to a different elementary school because John Edgar Howard Elementary ended up being closed, because of the rough neighborhood. I then, attended Bradbury Heights; a school that I didn’t know existed. I was never exposed to many different neighborhoods, or opportunities.
After having his first child the other Wes Moore had been missing school, and later dropped out. Having a child put a lot of strain on the other Wes Moore. And without a high school diploma and a criminal record it would be nearly impossible for Wes to find a job. For the time being, however, Wes was able to stay with his aunt Nicey. Nicey told him “to either get a job or go to school” (110).
Lead: One person can help make another person’s life better. Evidence from Kaffir Boy: In his memoir Kaffir Boy, Mark Mathabane recalls how his mother fought the racist Apartheid to allow him to attend school. “‘ But what a battle it was. It took me nearly a year a year to get all them papers together.’” Analysis:By giving him an education, she gave him an opportunity to have a life his illiterate friends from the gangs never could. This enabled him to escape the black ghetto of Alexandria, go to college in America, write a bestselling book and have a life far better than that of his father or mother.
One fourth of the way around the world, away from Darfur is a similar problem concerning the Hmongs. Hmongs have resided in southern Asia for ages. They have done many great and if America wins, they would be responsible of building schools and sending teachers over to educate the Hmongs’ way of living. If America loses the war in Vietnam, Americans promised to welcome Hmong people over to America to escape any further harm or problems. Not many people know about this promise, but Hmong parents remind their kids everyday that if their children were to go to school and have racial discrimination against their language or culture, their children should remember the great things they did for America and challenge the saying that Hmongs should return to their homeland.
Mrs. Berrand falls into the Black minority group and identify themselves as members of the low middle class. She completed high school in her country, but was unable to pursue higher education due to financial difficulty. She claimed there is no college graduate in her family so far, but most of the members of her generation, including her, were high school graduated. She values education and would like her children to have a higher education. When she arrived in the United States, she did different kinds of jobs with minimal wages until she had a chance to be trained as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) after 3 years that she had been in America.