Not only is it just money figures it’s the idea that these middle class students are going to college for several years on a promise that if they get that degree they will be able to live comfortably, and due to the current state of economy this is just not true. Larger companies are either misusing or not getting the benefits of the government and therefore there have been job cuts in professional positions that would have served as a landing point for these college degree students ("Occupy Wall Street"). Now that there is no jobs these students are left with tens of thousands of dollars in debt with no way to earn money because they are over qualified for lower positions but do not have the experience to land one of the limited jobs left in the professional white collar business world. Now this is a major topic of dispute because a lot of the country believes that they just need to work hard and stop complaining because that’s what they did and they now live happily, but the truth is they cannot do that. This is why these thousands of individuals are marching on Wall Street to voice their ideas on them and tell them that they their greed and no care for the rest of the nation is what is killing us this very day, and until some sort agreement I made it looks like the protests will not end("Occupy Wall Street").
As Ruth made her new life she married twice to two African Americans and had twelve kids. As her kids grew Ruth had many expectations towards them, she wanted them to graduate college and have a better life then she did. Ruth had so many expectations for her kids because she never had the chance to finish school because of her selfish dad who only wanted her to take care of her sick mother and the store they owned. Ruth never told her kids that she was Jewish or about her family she didn’t want them to know she would always ignore the question when her kids would ask her if she was white. Ruth would always tell them “mind your business” especially
Since 1971 education cost has increased from $4,300 to more than $9,000 per student. As seen in Bianca's case, her mother cannot afford to pay for her tuition and Daisy's father is unemployed. These kids are forced into "bad education." Some students do not have any aspirations. They live in a neighborhood full of crime therefore their main focus is survival instead of learning.
If the house is being over paid for then the house will be greatly losing money each month. This will steer them into debt and soon be forced to foreclose. Claudette showed this when she answered “lost equity, plummeting housing market, and job loss. People couldn’t spend like they use to and had a new worry of keeping their job through the problem. ” This shows that there are many different variables affected when this happens to your home besides it just isn’t what it used to
Much like the 30 days video we watched in class, she found that working a minimum wage job would not support her. She had to get two jobs so that she would be working 7 days a week since the one job wasn’t enough money. Barbara having to work 2 jobs and 7 days a week and still barely making enough money is horrible for any person to have to do. Having to do what she had to do, and many other Americans still do, has no happiness and something that nobody wants to do. Having her time and happiness taken away from being forced to work these minimal paying jobs is not what the American Dream is, and people from day to day have to do
Welfare Reform: The Facts Since the Social Security Act of 1935, many people have become the worthless in our country. Even though the Act had good intentions to provide single mothers with children income for daily living expenses, the program has become widely misused or in many cases abused. The Federal Government ran the program for nearly sixty years before realizing there were many loopholes that needed fixed or adjusted. The recipients of this aid had no motivation to find work because there were no set limits or guidelines for how long you could receive these government benefits. Welfare, as we know it, has been abused and continues to be abused today.
Both parents have a college education, steady employment and are doing their best to raise the baby in an apartment in the city. When Loke was eight months old, my husband lost his job, putting a lot of financial stress on the family. We were more irritable when taking care of Loke and in turn, she also became more irritable. We were not able to spend as much time as we wanted with her because we were busy finding a way to fix the situation. Luckily, my husband found another job and the situation dissipated.
It’s not like my family is filled with a whole bunch of illiterate people. Trust me my family is filled with very smart people. The sad part is they weren’t given the chances to complete high school. For example my mother had an untimely pregnancy which limited her ability to attend school regularly which eventually led to her having to drop out. These stories continue throughout my family and the list goes on.
Ask my friends and they will tell you that I am the “Coupon Queen.” Most people brush off my penchant for deals as merely a quirk, assuming it is driven either by an innate cheapness or it has been forced upon me by my life as a college student. What most people do not realize, however, is that this trait has been with me since childhood. While my parents are two of the most intelligent and hard-working individuals I have ever known, their lives have been incredibly difficult. Due to dysfunctional family situations, both of my parents moved out at the age of sixteen and have been working ever since. While they graduated high school, neither has attended a day of college.
Sarah Moore, 18, discovered that she was eight weeks pregnant. She wanted to blame her partner but then again it was her that was being so gullible. She wanted to have an abortion, which her partner agreed he’d help pay for, but it was a hard decision. She began to have second thoughts because she had taken sexual education classes in school and learned that the safest way not to get pregnant was absentness. There was no way she could have a baby; however she was a college student and had no time.