Districting the New Segregation? Education has been a major influence on government policy and social standards concerning American youth. With hard work and education, one can better themselves and open up more opportunities for financial and social success. Waiting for Superman directed by Oscar winner, Davis Guggenheim, counters that the current education system is failing students by limiting their upward mobility, particularly among minority and low income groups. The documentary advocates for a radical change in the modern education system, modeled after charter school curriculums.
An exceptional job is only obtained through a college education, but what happens to the brilliant people who cannot afford it? Are the people considered failures because they cannot possibly pay off all of the loans they will face? The United States of America is one of the wealthiest and most developed countries in the world and should figure out some type of plan to make college free. Many people disagree with a free college education, but America should make it free just as the founding fathers intended when American universities were first created because a free education does not diminish the value of education and education is a human right.
Many supporters of education vouchers point out that the free market enables maximized efficiency and satisfaction – it allows the consumer, not the producer, to determine which features are necessary, how much we need, and how much we’re willing to pay. We apply these capitalist principles to cosmetics, homes, even healthcare, so why not education? According to Dr. Roy Schwartzman, a 17-time nominee for national and university teaching awards, “Adopting this [capitalist] framework frays the moral fabric of education and shortchanges students who are configured as consumers to please rather than characters to build.” While competition can be beneficial in certain markets, such as cars or clothing, education simply should not be reduced to another commodity influenced only by profit. Privatized education, in which control is transferred from the government to corporations, ignores that education is not just a product to be bought and sold – it is having an educated population that thinks critically. It is a fairly stacked deck.
However, since I could not attend school full time this would not be impossible for me. Although, this is a marvelous opportunity, this restriction that come with this scholarship would made it hard for me to benefit from it since I must work. In (“nytimes.com”) it is stated that To qualify, students must attend school full time and be on track to graduate within two or four years, depending on the degree they are seeking. But low- income students often must interrupt their studies to work. At the state’s community colleges, more than 90 percent of students would not qualify for free tuition based on those requirements.
Even though I personally do believe that grade inflation is a real thing within our colleges depending on the institution, I personally do not think it is a major issue or we should be concerned how it effects our businesses and master programs once these students graduate. Sure it might seem like it could be a very huge problem for these businesses,
if state colleges were free,taxes would skyrocket and where would the colleges get the money to upgrade their facilities, or the money to pay their taxes now like i said before they should be lower. Not alot lower but lower so some of the geniuses in the world can be able to go out get jobs and do the stuff they 're good at.me im ok with the prices now but if they were lower i think i would have no problem with any bit of it. But still i don 't think they should be free despite popular opinion which i honestly think those people understand what would happen if colleges became free. More than likely the colleges would turn out pretty
Colleges turned away many college students because they were not able to acquire financial aid. Financial aid should be available for everyone regardless of their circumstance or more affordable when it comes to students being able to acquire a higher education. By allowing education to be free or affordable, will allow students to focus more on their education instead of having to work on the side to help pay for college. If students are more focused on their education they will have better grades and complete their degree much faster than those who must
Just last year 57% of all American high school graduates decided not to attend their first-choice college despite being accepted simply because it was unaffordable. With the injustice of such high college tuition rates it is no wonder that less and less young adults are attending and the dropout rate is increasing. If public colleges were tuition free, the people would be better educated, the American dream would be even closer than ever before, and our society would flourish. Free higher education can be a possibility, many foreign countries are able to successfully run while still offering free college tuition, why can’t America? Free College is a pivotal necessity for today’s youth without it society will crumble.
In reality the policy destroys the camaraderie and team building as unqualified individuals is advanced ahead of those with proven track records. In addition, College Admission boards are also required to screen applications based on quotas that has been established by the affirmative action policy in an effort to promote diversity (James, 2010). American college testing [ATC] and Scholastic Test [SAT] scores are used to forecast future freshman grades and is the basis for entrance into prominent universities. Despite low ACT and SAT scores, black students who are unprepared scholastically are admitted into universities only to later struggle academically (Kahlenberg, 1996). Does it matter if
Debt has been a big factor in why students and teens don’t attend college after high school. Based of this research from TICAS.ORG “ Student debt and the Class ofl 2014. Seven in 10 seniors (69%) who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2014 had student loan debt, with an average of $28,950 per borrower. Debt is a very prime factor in why these young students look away when it comes to going to college. Because most of these students only have one job or maybe don’t even have a job at all so paying for college loans can be very stressful for these