But college drop outs also can able be due to the unequal college preparation given in high schools. The education system needs to be reformed so students have the opportunity to choose whether they want to go to college or do vocational training instead. A college degree is bringing more negative aspects into a student’s life therefore students, especially from working class, must know the alternatives to be able to succeed. Most of the students in the United States are middle or working class. In addition of going to school, working class students also have to get a job to be able to help out their families.
Sometimes even having that may not get you a good enough job to provide for your family. The way prices are for things now a day it’s hard for anyone to provide for their family living in poverty would only make things worse. I feel for the people who may not be able to read or write. It makes me want to help them because those are basic skills to even get a job in general and without those that’s not possible to obtain a job. The fact that they say if you grow up in poverty you are more than likely to stay in poverty when you get older makes me feel for them even more because that means the kids that grow up may not know the difference and may grow up thinking that’s how they are supposed to live, unless they have friends that are in the middle class or above they may never know what it’s like to not be in poverty.
Decreased social mobility is hard on the lower class because without being able to move forward, they are stuck in a cycle of poverty. Quality public education is their best ticket out of the lower class and rebuilding a middle class. The government has to realize that education is such an important tool and the US has been a leader in this since the 1930s, but they didn't stay leaders because their commitment is waning. Higher education is increasingly more necessary, and the costs and competition for spots in these schools are becoming more difficult for people stuck in a sub-par high school or who simply can't afford
The method in which welfare is being reformed, including, but not limited to forcing people to survive off unlivable minimum wages and instituting harmful qualifications in order to receive welfare aid, is not an effective means of helping the impoverished. This has been true for about the past decade. Working for minimum wage does not provide a sufficient amount of income to survive. In addition, welfare now has qualifications that are harmful for those in need of support. Welfare reform is not on the right track to improve lives and is only going to exacerbate the terrible living situations of the penniless.
Then the student decides to drop to a part-time worker, register for less class hours to find more time to work on improving their grades. But what they soon fail to realize, is that now they will have to hold off on graduation a little longer. Also there are other students who just can’t afford the expenses of college, so they may end up dropping out before they even reach the second semester. These are all real examples of what many college students go through, across the
Many low wage worker are limited to housing resources because the income received does not match rent for a month. How does the government expect one to live off $8 an hr and pay if rent for a family of three is over amount received. In the book Nickle and Dimed barabars who posed as a low wage worker was limited to the type of housing she could afford earning $7 an hr got her a hole in the wall. She stated, “Trailer trash was now a demographic to aspire to”(12). Many workin people have no choice but, to live in poor living arrangments.
Children are hindered by these kinds of schools, teachers and peers lay a big role in the children’s lives. Some teachers are there for the income it will bring into their house hold and not the well-being of the child and students are pressued by their peers into thinking that education is lame and for losers. In most cases this is what children of low income go through but not all. Many may not realize that the surroundings of children may sometimes affect their future. Being raised in a low income area surrounded by people living the same lifestyle as you as if struggling is the norm of society.
Procrastination is a behavior that I really need to change. I am Problem Solving PROBLEN SOLVING and DECISION MAKING Making a choice between a specific behavior that I would change would be a rather easy decision. The first behavior that I will ... the type of person who will wait to the last minute to do everything. For example, when I was trying to register
* Teachers that coach these activities find that just because they are on vacation doesn’t mean the activity stops. This could lead to more teachers being burned out. * Schools have to be equipped for year round weather to accommodate school schedule. * Since school buildings are being used more, there is little time to do much needed maintenance work. * Schools that were not made to be utilized year round might need updating or additional costs.