In the article by Goldrick- Rab and Broton, they elaborate on all the expenses that college students have; however, they do not explain ways to prevent and fix this issue. The article “Hungry, Homeless and in College” by Sarah Goldrick- Rab and Katharine Broton was about the vast amount of students who have to choose between college and food and shelter. Firstly, they introduce Brooke Evans, the girl that Sarah initially heard about. Through the tough situation, Brooke Evans was going through, she would be hungry because she had no money for food and had no stable place to live. Brooke Evans was a college student and due to her lack of funds had to choose between her education and her livelihood.
The issue presented in this selection shows that Gaby Rodriguez is sick and tired of being expected that she will be a mother just like her mother and her older siblings. She was in honor classes and wanted to be the first of her family to go to college, everyone expected her to drop out of high school and not gradate unlike some Latina’s who would oppose the statistics by just doing well in school. She decided to fake her own pregnancy to get reactions and understand the stereotypes and what pregnant teens have to face. 2. Based on the information presented in this selection, do you feel this is an accurate account of the issue?
In Aurora Guerrero’s Mosquita y Mari those expectations that have been traditionally set by society are demolished. Even Mari who has very low societal expectations to meet is seen as valuable in the class room even as she is working to help support her family, even though a child working in this novel is seen as being inappropriate but in other works seen as necessary. In works such as Chicana Goes to College, the main female characters are projected to the reader as being less useful than a man and that they should be at home having babies not be going to school to create a future for themselves because society in Chicana Goes to College believes she will end up in that position anyway. Where as women are expected to work and run a household in Chicana Goes to College, Aurora Guerrero wrote, Mari working to be inappropriate since Mari is a child and should be living as such, but still allows for the reader to see the traditions stuck in her families ways, more so when compared to Yolandas family
“Making it in America” , written by Adam Davidson, shows the American Dream is not viable. Through the main character “Maddie” whose American dream is “owning her own home, to take her family on vacation to the coast, to have enough saved up so her children can go to college”, thus she works hard and tries her best to become one of the advanced Level 2s. However, the truth is there is an impassable gulf between Level 1 and Level 2 about the skills or knowledge of computer-programming and maths. The difference of the slavery is like the distinction of “unskilled” and “skilled”. Because of the lack of training past high school, what Maddie could do is welding machine, which robotic machines can also do like her or even better than she.
In the novel Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, the readers are introduced to Melinda Sordino, a character who goes through her tainted freshman year as a quiet girl who wishes of acceptance by her fellow peers. But she holds a dark secret from the night of Kyle Rodgers party that is her reality. In everyone 's else 's perspective there was no seemingly thinkable reason for her to have called the police and for that everyone made her the Outcast. The author skillfully introduces a high school experience of an outcast, multiple social cliques represented by fake and real friends through one single character that embodies the very essence of the true meaning and impact of friendships. Throughout the story, this single character Melinda makes and reunites with friends that help her speak and some that make her search for help unfulfilled.
First, Molly’s human development is inhibited by her adoptive mother expecting her to behave like a lady and punishing her for success within other roles, such as Student Body President. This lack of freedom to decide what she wants to do is also applicable to her financial constraints that shaped her college decision based on scholarships as well as limitations surrounding her ability to be a film director due to her gender and sexuality. Personally, my human development was ultimately shaped by myself, however, my parents had influence in the background. While my parents expected me to attend college and get a job right after school, I ultimately wanted the same thing for myself and had some freedom in deciding which university to attend as well as what field to get a job in. However, I attended TCU, which they were strong proponents of, and pursuing jobs in the banking industry, which they regard as stable and respectable positions.
In America, women are steered away male-dominated STEM jobs before they even reach the workforce by getting placed on human-centered tracks in school. The large lack of women in STEM fields is justified by the notion that women are the ones that pick and prefer non-STEM jobs but this does not attempt to explain that women are conditioned by their families and society from birth to pick human-centered gentler occupations. Because of this, sex segregation continues to lurk in the workforce, and “is especially resilient because people so ardently believe in, enact, and celebrate gender stereotypes,” (Charles
When Jeannette tells her mother: “I was too ashamed, Mom. I hid.” (page 5) she means this in two different ways. One being because she is ashamed to say her parents are homeless while she is not. Another is because she realizes that she felt this way during her childhood because there was a way they could have prevented it, but they chose not to. Jeannette is ashamed at times throughout The Glass Castle because of her parents lifestyle choice.
Her parents are so consumed with their problems they neglect Lynda and her brother. Instead of being able to focus on the children, the parents are focused on finding a solution for their financial problems or emotional problems. The children often have to give up their room for relatives that need a place to stay. They also feel they don't have a voice in their family. Lynda describes this in her essay by writing, "We were children with the sound turned off."
I applied to college and after I received any scholarship I wondered if it was due to a certain quota a university was trying to fulfill. I constantly questioned if I deserved it. I continuously undermined my challenging work. One day someone found out I got scholarships, which fully covered the expense of attending the Eastern Kentucky and their first response was “I wish I was Latino like you are a minority.” I continued to question myself. Then I received the news I was accepted as an MLK scholar to the University of Louisville and wondered if the university accepted me to be able to fill the female Latina quota.