For example, East Asia doesn’t worry about being good at sports; it worries about how well the younger generation does in education. America is way off when it comes to being a leader in the education department. If the world decided on the strong powers of the world, the US would not make the top 20 on that list. People in the US are more worried about whose going to win the Super Bowl that if their child is going to graduate or not. Fridman’s purpose is to convey what he sees as a demeaning attitude of anti-intellectualism in order to emphasize how Geeks are needed in society.
Official statistics shows that 7% of the British children go to private schools, of the 7%, 90% of them go to elite universities, like Oxford, Cambridge. Andrew Adomis and Stephan Pollard (1998) see private education as a major way in which privileges are transmitted from one generation to the next, suggesting that the middle class will always be middle class, therefore they will always be able to go to private schools, always go to elite universities, always have higher pay rate, always have better jobs. However, private does not indicate for class
However, as the report does not give any data on those who did not drop out of school but simply transferred, there is a great chance the retention rate is low from students transferring out of the college. It seems likely that a high number of students who did not choose City College as their first choice would eventually drop out or transfer out. 3b. Compared to other majors at the college STEM majors, which include pre med, engineering, math, computer and physical science, have a higher dropout rate. 3c.
When Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson was asked his plans for student loans and grants, he replied “My plans don't include doing anything when it comes to student loans. The reason for the higher cost in higher education rests with the fact that there are those student loans available. Because those loans are guaranteed, kids are graduating from college, literally strapped with [the equivalent of] a home mortgage. I'm a believer in free markets.” (Gary Johnson Issues)Gary Johnson suggest that if student loans did not exist--tuition would be a lot lower because colleges and universities want to deliver their product, and if
Also, family’s higher income has an advantage amongst SAT classes or special tutoring. Creighton uses personal reference and statistical facts to persuade the audience to go against SAT testing. I agree with Creighton’s argument that SAT’s should not determine a students’ eligibility for college. SAT’s do not test an individual’s performance on relevant or irrelevant potential. The SAT might have made sense when it was developed in the 1920s, when higher education was an elitist proposition and the college admission pipeline led a relatively homogeneous population of young adults into a similarly uni-dimensional set of colleges and universities (Creighton).
This article from Fox News is about the Governor of Maryland signing a bill that requires public universities to give undocumented aliens in-state tuition privileges. Through this bill and others that are already in place, people believe that undocumented immigrants will be receiving more benefits than American citizens. The main argument throughout this article is whether undocumented aliens, which are commonly illegal immigrants, should be given the same benefits as regular citizens. Admission officers usually favor people like this because they add diversity to the campus and "have a real story to tell". Obama believes that school systems should not punish a undocumented student for the mistakes of their parents, regardless of whether they are an illegal immigrant.
Affirmative action generally means giving preferential treatment to minorities in admission to universities or employment in government & businesses. The policies were originally developed to correct decades of discrimination and to give disadvantaged minorities a boost. The diversity of our current society as opposed to that of 50 years ago seems to indicate that programs have been a success. Many think the policies are no longer needed and that they lead to more problems than they solve. Affirmative action leads to reverse discrimination, lower standards of accountability to perform better and would lead a truly color-blind society.
A problem with our education system today is it is impossible for many citizens to receive the benefits of higher learning for the simple fact that they cannot afford it. So in an effort to change this, President Obama made another proposal for Congress to change the Higher Education Act in hopes that the federal aid provided to schools is based on affordability and the value of the education received. In addition to that, his administration has made public a “College Scorecard” that which gives citizens the opportunity to compare colleges’ criteria. This will essentially allow parents and students to receive an education worthy of all the money that is being invested into the school. Last but not least, the President touched on the Newtown tragedy and the several other shootings that have occurred since then as he began to discuss policies on gun control.
Many individuals have only one true hope for a better life for themselves or their children, which is to leave their home country and somehow make it to America to live a better life. The high number of illegal immigrants in this country indicates that immigrants will continue to come here whether or not there are laws to prevent this from occurring. Illegal immigrants must hide their identities. They are not going to be attending American schools, filing tax returns, or doing other beneficial things that typical Americans do. Relating to that, if they are already breaking the law by being here, so there is no reason for them to obey other laws.
If another student or applicant for a job is more capable and eligible for the spot but is given to someone in the “minority group,” doesn’t this create resentment from the more capable applicant? Although government is trying to reverse years of discrimination it actually may be nurturing it without even seeing the serious side effects it may be evoking. To be completely free of racism, discrimination, prejudice, and all the above we need to take away the labels. There shouldn’t be a “minority group,” everyone is equal and that is how we should move forward. If we say one person is weaker than the other, than our own government is instilling in us what we have tried to eradicate for years.