One of the most contentious issues of modern society relates to income inequality in different aspects, especially in education, which is widening day after day. Economic inequality is a great difference in the distribution of riches in a society. There are many ways how to measure a disparity but the Gini coefficient is the most popular (OECD social indicators, 2011). According to the World Bank, that index “measures the extent to which the distribution of income or consumption expenditure among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution”. Moreover, income inequality has increased sharply in the last 30-40years, where high-income and low-income families made a huge gap.
In his essay, "College isn't for Everyone. Let's Stop Pretending It Is," Michael Petrilli uses the title of his article to clearly state the opinion that college is simply not for everyone. He supports this opinion on the statistically low college graduation rate of lower income students. He links this low rate of graduation to poor performance in high school, which leaves students unready for college upon completion of twelfth grade. On the job technical training is presented as a viable alternative to college, where a skill can be obtained to provide a career.
In my family I am not only the oldest child- I am also a first generation student and currently the only person in my immediate family to hold a degree of any kind. I feel incredibly proud of this accomplishment because being a first generation student means having a limited amount of support from family members. Often times I was required to rely on researching the internet or interviewing professionals for answers to my college related questions. This skill was especially useful when I was offered a position at LCC’s five-star, NAEYC accredited center. As an Assistant Teacher, families rely on me for information regarding their child’s development and our center.
Each year, more and more students are coming to college to study. Colleges require some student to take developmental courses before students take their major class because colleges think these students may do not have enough basic knowledge to handle the major class. In Montgomery College, most students have to take developmental courses in the first semester. After that, these students are allowed to take their majors. However, not every student who took the developmental courses gets success in their majors.
After conducting an interview, Dan W. Rea understands stereotypes from a different perspective after an interview with Pedro Noguera. Noguera, a student who experienced poverty first hand in Boston, states, “...we should not conclude that simply because a child is poor they won’t be able to learn as much or that they can’t be as smart or as intelligent. There is no evidence to support that”. Not only are the students having opportunities stripped away at home, opportunities offered at affluent schools are not available at schools in low-income neighborhoods. The country refuses to expand the budget for these areas.
Michael Metzdorf Dr.Tomko WRT-101-039 3/4/16 Comparing and Contrasting Two Articles Both articles, “Are Too Many People Going to College?” and “Blue-Collar Brilliance,” differ in many ways from each of the author’s own experiences. The first article “Are Too Many People Going to College” argues a bachelor’s degree is a necessity and your ticket into the working world. If a person doesn’t get a 4-year-college degree society will judge him or her as being not as smart or less than someone who possesses a bachelor’s degree. However, “Blue-Collar Brilliance” argues that while it’s still important to get a bachelor’s degree, there are still some good high paying jobs that don’t require any college education at all.
The bill is called “A Chance for Hope Scholarship.” For Any single family’s parent who makes under twenty to twenty-five thousand dollars a year and the sole provider for their children’s. The college tuition is less than five thousand dollars for a two-year degree and ten thousand dollars less for a four-year college degree for each child that wants to attend his or her college; in addition, to obtaining a college degree. With a few stipulations that they must be born or live in the United States for more than five years; In addition, to their G.P.A. not falling under a three point zero or less than two point five G.P.A. and they must not miss more than the regular attendance that is necessary for them to master the concepts of the required course that they’re studying for their degree. No excuse.
1. Introduction Economic inequality has shaped the structure of our society. This designates the disparities in the wealth distribution among individuals. More than a monetary issue, this economic inequality brings along a number side effects. This paper focuses on the unequal chance for children from diverse economic backgrounds to gain access to higher education, which has been a growing social concern.
I Have a Dream The American dream has always been a staple of the American culture. When people speak of it, they say that the American dream, “is going from dirt poor to filthy rich and becoming more than you could have ever imagined” (They Say pg.611). It is where every citizen of the United States of America has the opportunity of its achievements no matter where they stand or what prejudices they may face. My definition of the American dream is basically the ideal life in America today.
Did you know that many college students are stressed out in their daily lives? According to a 2008 mental health study by the Associated Press and mtvU, eight out of ten college students answered that they have sometimes or frequently experienced stress in their daily lives. Even though students may not show the effects of stress in unhealthy habitats, the psychological and social effects of stress can influence students in less apparent ways. Moreover, the survey taken by Stanford University showed that women reported feeling more stress than men.
Hunger, Katie SR “In Praise of the ‘F’ Word” Background Merry Sherry has written many freelance articles and advertising copy over the years. She also owns her own small research and publishing firm, and has taught creative and remedial writing to adults for over 20 years. Her article “In Praise of the ‘F’ Word” was published as a “My Turn” column in Newsweek.