But during this economic recession, college students have been having a difficult time staying in the college path, especially working class students. The lack of moral support from their families prevents these unfortunate students to finish their college education. The increase of college tuition and limited financial aid are causing students to go into debt, making them hesitant whether they should keep studying or not. Also it’s preventing students from picking needed major but because the low paycheck they are not sure if they will be able to be sustained. But college drop outs also can able be due to the unequal college preparation given in high schools.
English 043 Professor Doreen Kiefer 12/15/13 “The Growing Need of Raising Minimum Wage” Have you ever wonder how many desperate unemployed American citizens there are in the United States seeking for jobs? Well there’re more than eleven million unemployed citizens desperately trying to make a living in this terrible recession. Not only is it affecting our economy but our businesses, and families as well. Even before the recession, our economy was rapidly shifting, with fewer and fewer middle class jobs and opportunities, with fewer and fewer middle class families, which has led to a low growing, low-wage workforce. As of the end of 2011, the United States needed to create roughly 10 million jobs to return to the pre-recession unemployment
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.
The UK government in recent years has had to resort to financial cutbacks due to the recession, especially funds for the public services. This had has a large impact on the public services, majority of them being negative. An example could be there have been many Fire station closures within the UK. The fire service in recent years has vastly improved, this can be show by the number of fires is annually decreasing. This means the government does not see the need to have as many fire men/women and therefore made many redundant and closed down fire stations in order to save money.
The couple and several relatives had come to Chicago in search of a better life. The area where their relatives moved to was a center of Lithuanian immigration. But the area they moved to a hard, dangerous, and filthy place where it is difficult to find a job. After the reception, the couple discovered that they are more than a hundred dollars in debt to the saloonkeeper. In Lithuania, its custom that guests at a wedding-feast leave money to cover the cost, but since they were in America, many of the guest leave the feast without leaving any money since money was being budgeted amongst each person due to the lack of jobs available.
Some believe that raising the minimum wage would hurt people by making it harder to find jobs, when it actually will create more job opportunities for Americans. How does our economy expect families to live comfortably making $7.25 an hour? With inflation constantly on the rise the worth of money is becoming less and less valuable. Why can we not raise the minimum wage if everything else is increasing in price? The minimum wage needs to be updated to correlate with the times and value of the American dollar.
However, due to the fact that the Hispanics only worked during harvest, they did not earn enough money to live comfortably. And when they did work they were paid extremely low wages. A Hispanic worker would only earn around $1,378 a year and thus would have to live in terrible accommodation such as low quality rented flats or in some cases makeshift tents of cars. Many Californians believed that the Hispanic workers were poor because they were lazy; this therefore led to them getting very little to no help at all. Therefore, the Hispanic workers were forced to set up organisations and campaign for their economic rights.
Many people did not have money to spend in businesses and businesses also took out loans that needed to be paid back. However, without business they were not making any money resulting in business failure. This also hurt the economy. After the war the price of grain dropped and farmers
The lack of school material, clothes, or even living in terrible conditions can lead to the not reaching their full potential due to the lack of motivation. The government in 2012 released 3.5 billion dollars to The Native American Reservations, which for 350,000 people is equivalent to 1000 dollars (Volz, “$3.4B Indian Lawsuit Ends, Disbursements to Begin”). However, how far might this money go in a struggling household? The insufficient environment that Native Americans live in is nothing like we might find in any cities in the Northwest. The lack of motivation caused by years of not having a job and watching your family suffer in poverty is a condition that not too many of us are familiar with.
In the bad economy of today, tuition rate are increasing constantly. It is difficult for students to find colleges who have tuition rates for full time student under $5,000 per semester. Since UTA uses flat rate, full time students have to pay $4439 per semester which include using every facilities available and 12 to 30 credit hours (“Description of Tuition, Fees and Charges”).This way student who are taking more classes can save a lot of money than student who are taking less classes. UTA also meets the demand for graduate students. The graduation rate shows successful completion of college and gives an idea about quality of the program provided by college.