Juggling school and finding a source of income is a prominent issue amongst undergraduates, and it is one of the main reasons that excessive amounts of undergraduates are dropping out of community college. Of course, anything adding to the dropout rate is a serious issue and should be solved appropriately and quickly. Politicians and other important leaders in the United States of America are implementing laws and bills that will benefit undergraduates who are striving to pay for their education. Tugend writes, “Bills are pending in congressional committees to carry out President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal to make community colleges free to responsible high school graduates.” These bills will drastically help college students who cannot afford to pay for their education. I believe rewarding optimal behavior of undergraduates will not only assist them in paying for college, but I also believe it will make them want to continue to perform well.
Statistics show that cheating within the past decade has skyrocketed in education. According to the Academic Cheating Fact Sheet authorized by the Educational Testing Service, 20 percent of college students admitted to cheating in high school during the 1940’s, but today between 75 to 98 percent of college students surveyed admitted to cheating in high school. The drastic change suggests that cheating has almost become part of the high school and college experience, which everyone does it and it is now a social norm. In fact, most people won’t believe a person who said they never once cheated in high school due to the insane pressure to be well rounded and maintain a high GPA, which transfers into college life too. To be deviant is to turn
Michael Benotti Dr. Stoffer ENG 131 29 January 2018 College Tuition Unfair to Some People Like many people today, especially in America, they say that college is an opportunity that most would look forward to after graduating from a secondary education. However, the price of tuition in many schools is what concerns many individuals who seek the opportunity of pursuing their dreams and goals. When it comes to tuition, people would view the price tag and might have doubts about attending college or even question if college is the best option at all. Also, many colleges will offer financial aid, scholarships, and grants to their future students, especially the ones who come from a low-income family. For a student from a high-income family, the amount of aid will be significantly lower, and the overall cost will be higher.
Stereotypes, The hurtful Stigma Rachel Sandler believes high school stereotypes have been around for generations. Also there is a social hierarchy and the order from top to bottom is the popular girls, the jocks, and the nerds at the bottom. The reason she says these stereotypes have been transferred for generations is because adults who have gone to high school might have a similar experience and this why the social structure of high school has not changed over the years. This is a result of stereotypes passing on through generations It does not seem like there is a chance of the stereotypes slowing down. Johnson thinks stereotypes misportray men saying all they care is sports and getting girls.
Have you ever wondered what life would be like with a free college education? Seventy-five percent of high school seniors are accepted to their first college choice or university, but less than fifty-seven percent can bear the expense to attend their first choice learning institution. In fact, ”two out of three college students have now graduated with student loan debt. The average tuition is three times higher today than in 1980.” “1.5 million, or about 53.6 percent, of all bachelor 's degree holders age 25 or younger were unemployed or underemployed in 2011.” (Gerber, "34 Depressing Facts About The Job Market For College Grads"). Furthermore As many Americans prepare for the next semester, homework is not the main problem on their mind, it
Somewhere along the way Americans began supporting the idea that all students should go to College. Students get the idea by the time they are in middle school that they need College to be successful. There are so many loopholes around college as well as evidence showing that having a degree doesn’t mean person A makes more money than person B. College isn’t for everybody, and people can go get their 3 year degree only to find out that the whole experience wasn’t worth anything to them and now they have all their student debt to deal with. College, unfortunately, is very expensive; However, in America we have many options for students to pay for their education, almost all ways of paying tuition put students in debt.
Web. 8 Oct. 2015 . This source supports my argument because it lists the obstacles that primarily Hispanic and African American students struggle with when transitioning from high school to college. The author states that one of the most significant obstacles the students face is the inadequacy in college planning. This source supports my argument,providing information different from the other sources I’ve studied thus far.
According to a study from the University of Texas Mental Health Center, Asian American college students are more likely to favor majors in math and science than their non-Asian peers. The writer claims that “they feel pressured to fulfill the expectations of the ‘model minority’ stereotype” (Kobayashi, Model Minority Stereotype Reconsidered). Furthermore, popular culture is the main provider of our common knowledge and therefore, issues of some theorists call, “Orientalism,” or the process of making Eastern cultures seem exotic is abundant in the western world. Authentically, not all of the stereotypes are offensive to the given race; some Asians even find it
This is something many colleges have started considering due to the staggering statistics of college acceptance and attendance by race. In 2013, about 40 percent of whites between the ages of 25 and 29 had a bachelor’s degree or more, compared to about 20 percent of blacks, 15 percent of Hispanics and 58 percent of Asians. However, many overestimate the impact of URM and the other factors that give it a boost. Socioeconomic is just as, if not more important as URM. If an Underrepresented Minority were to come from a low-income household, and were working to support his/her family, he or she would have a higher chance of getting in than a overrepresented minority or even another URM coming from a higher socioeconomic background.
In David L. Kirp’s article “The Secret to Fixing Bad Schools”, the reader finds out that Union City is a “poor community” with an “unemployment rate 60 percent higher than the national average” Union City is a great example of how a poverty-stricken community can still achieve high education success rates. “High school graduation rate of 89.5 percent” (Kirp). In Union City the student’s social status doesn’t dictate their success leading to more opportunities for these students to grasp and take advantage of. These kids can start their own tradition of graduating college. Another great example would be the story of Antonio Alvarez, who came into America as an immigrant.
Before attending Professor Purdie-Vaughns lecture on the impact of stereotypes on identity, I thought her discussion would be more experience based, emphasizing different people’s encounters with stereotypes. However, the lecture focused more on the psychology behind how humans respond to stereotypes by presenting experiments and factual information. The majority of Professor Purdie-Vaughns lecture was spent explaining an experiment where 7th graders were either asked to explain their most important values or their least important values. Following the students until they graduated from high school, the experiment concluded that African Americans who were asked to identify their most important values were more likely to enroll in college
This affects the opportunity of Hispanics attendance to college contributing to the low rate of Hispanics college degree graduates. A college degree education plays a key role in how much income one will and can bring in. For example, a study conducted at Rockhurst University in Kansas City found that “being at a disadvantage in the world of academics is shown in the types of jobs that these minorities have. In 2000, blacks and Hispanics were almost twice as likely as whites to work in the service sector, such as food service or cleaning service, with compensation at $12 per hour” (Restituto and Miller). Hispanics with no college degrees in Kansas are in academic disadvantage as found by the Rockhurst University in Kansas City since the opportunity to attain a college degree depends on the personal income.