America has over the past decades tried to eradicate poverty through public supported programs. Some have been more successful in providing assistance to poorest among us than others. To fight poverty the focus must move to the middle class to make clear to that their interest has more in common to help raise up the poor than enriching themselves thus giving up power to the top 1%. To illustrate in 2014 roughly 15% of the population, 46.7 million human beings, lives below the poverty line. That is an increase from 11% in 2000 according to US Census Bureau data.
Even though it was not as severe as the Great Depression, it still dealt a heavy blow to our nation in general. The reason I am here talking about child poverty is so that we can work together as a nation to help decrease the rise of child poverty and make the future of our nation even brighter and stronger by starting from our children. But first, let us all look at some of the impacts child poverty has on our nation. First, it reflects badly on the government for being unable to prevent the child poverty rates from increasing and becoming the second worst of the developed nations.
The author also mentioned that such negative attitude to smart citizens is not common for other developed countries. While he named the region, “in East Asia, a kid who studies hard is lauded and held up as an example to other students” (Fridman), he did not provide more detailed information, like results of surveys or funding statistics of the foreign universities. It is also possible to question this argument, at least in respect of the past. It is difficult to provide a source, but there was a joke that said “the intellectual is a kind of an insult” in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and some of its
Although I don’t discount the experiences of others, I focus on big picture statistics since the question is after all if the American Dream is achievable for everyone. One person’s experience will not apply to everyone else, but these numbers are an aggregate of everyone’s experience here in the United States and they paint a bleaker picture than may be otherwise believed. If you have a talent and interest in high skill fields like STEM that are having explosive growth then the American Dream can appear as vibrant as ever. But the stereotypical vision of the older generations where a high school graduate can get a blue or white collar job straight out of school and a new two story are six feet in the ground. For many, a future of low-skilled service jobs awaits them, even for graduates with the wrong degree, along with stagnant wages and increasing
In the article “Long Live the American Dream” by Shikha Dalmia said “the fundamental problem is that both countries (referring to India and china) put their resources into educating elite kids-and ignoring the rest”. By not educating the rest of them and just elite the whole country fails as whole. Also Dalmaia said “unless more Indian and Chinese kids get access to a quality education, their countries won’t be able to actualize their human potential, precisely what America does so well”. Although we are superior in education, we have a better infrastructure and a better civil society. While India’s-roads, water, sewage, remain primitive.
In the first body paragraph, Dockterman writes: "By all measures, this generation of American kids (ages 3 to 18) is the tech-savviest in history: 27% of them use tablets, 43% use smartphones, and 52% use laptops. And in just a few weeks they will start the most tech-saturated school year ever: Los Angeles County alone will spend $30 million on classroom iPads this year, outfitting 640,000 kids by late 2014. " The current generation of teenagers are the most tech savvy, and Dockterman buttresses her claim using percentages of how many teens use certain devices. Dockterman 's use of facts shows that there is reliable data that
easier than in past years. These are physical contributions to the world that have been made thanks to millennials, but they are by far not the only ones. 15 Economic Facts About Millennials, a article from the White House itself, tells of various effects millennials have cause or contributed to over the course of their lives. Millennials alone are the most diverse generation in history. This contributes greatly to the acceptance and embracement of different customs, racial differences, and different ways of living practiced by a wide variety of people.
In an experiment conducted by Jennifer Steele from the American University, Students assigned of the former are said to outperform their monolingual peers by 10 percent in reading comprehension. Steele also adds that it is not reading but also in subjects like math or science. She explains the improvement from “metalingustic awareness” or how learning more than one language increases awareness in how languages work overall. Another explanation comes from Gigi Luk from Harvard. From an experiment she conducted on 100 fourth grade students in Massachusetts, test results from a reading test differed from language experiences It was concluded that those whose native language was not English actually scored higher.
The cause of every war is the desire of peace. If a conflict turns out in war, it must end with mutual peace and a better outcome. Obama said “Let me start with the economy, and a basic fact: the United States of America, right now, has the strongest, most durable economy in the world. We’re in the middle of the longest streak of private-sector job creation in history. More than 14 million new jobs; the strongest two years of job growth since the ’90s; an unemployment rate cut in half.”
Standards and accountability do not foster caring relationships in schools and are not always viewed as a priority (McLennan, 2008) .Although research has shown that relationships are closely linked to academic and personal school success and well-being (Drewes, 2001; Passaro et al., 2004; Ray, 2007;Spencer et al., 2004) Eder and Whiston, 2006 also emphasized the importance of significant relationships as being critical to positive change. Indeed the aim of academic achievement is to equip students within a global competitiveness market with the tools for
Yet more than 40 percent of children are born outside of marriage in the United States annually (Unmarried, 2016). Replacing husbands and fathers with a welfare check has degraded personal well-being for all involved. Three quarters of means tested aid is issued to one parent
As time goes on it seems that more and more people within our country are losing their sense of American exceptionalism. I am here today typing away to hopefully convince you that we most certainly are, and have always been, exceptional. The most common misconception, as outlined in the “America isn’t the greatest anymore” speech from the show The Newsroom, is that in order for the US is the best, the epitome of the world, it must surpass every other country in every positive aspect. People want us to be on top and attempt to hold us to that standard when we obviously aren’t, all of the statistics from that speech are completely real.
That all men are created equal is indisputably a core tenant of the United States, appearing centrally in the Declaration of Independence. Immediately following this decree in that founding document is the compound statement that certain unalienable rights apply to these equal men. Since the founding days of the United States, this has been interpreted to mean a variety of things, but almost always boils down to what modern politicians and political commentators would title “equal opportunity.” Traditionally throughout American history and typically today, this translates into a belief in hard work as a determinant for success, rather than intervention of circumstances at birth. The United States frequently expresses this commitment to the pursuit of equal opportunity for economic and social mobility based on hard work.
Last but not least, the famous Second Amendment. Here is what it is about: “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. Pro-gun supporters love to cite the Second Amendment as a proof that it is their right to carry guns in order to rise up against a tyrannical government. However, they are only manipulating the original intent of the Second Amendment for their own profit. Back in the days, the United States had no standing federal army because the founders were afraid of a national standing army consolidating power and the states were expected to sustain a state militia in order to contribute to the national defence.
The Newsroom is an American television series that shows the personal and professional lives of journalists. In the first episode, the main protagonist, Will McAvoy, is shown with three other people at a college panel, answering questions. One student asks the panelists what makes America the greatest country in the world. The other panelists give their answers, saying what makes America the greatest, whilst McAvoy disagrees with this statement, saying he thinks America is not the greatest country. To support his claim, McAvoy gives well thought out statements, knowing that America is not the only greatest country in the world.