College provides us with the knowledge and credibility that employers seek in this demanding world today. However a huge debate has to be brought to attention if going to college and receiving a bachelor’s degree should be a requirement to even get your foot in the door or be considered for a job. An interesting point of view on the bachelor’s degree being a job requirement is in the essay “Should The Obama Generation Drop Out?” by Charles Murray. Murray is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has written on social issues and published a book in 2008 regarding real education. I think Murray’s point of views will change a lot of people and the way they see education as a primary resource to qualify to get a good job.
Summary of “Universities, governments and industry: Can the essential nature of universities survive the drive to commercialize?” by Simon N. Young Throughout the entry “Universities, governments and industry: Can the essential nature of universities survive the drive to commercialize?’’, the author Simon N. Young, speaks of how since the mid nineteen hundreds, university research has had much change. He speaks of positive changes such as more people attending universities to expand their knowledge, and then goes on to speak of negative changes such as industry and governments getting themselves involved within research. Having these governments and industries becoming involved in the research creates an atmosphere for universities to become more commercialized, therefore defocusing their research on the more needed, or
The plan consists of licensing and specialty licensing using a minimum level of education, continuing legal education courses, requirements for experience, and standards of ethics and character. The NFPA advocates the continued expansion of the profession, which may allow for the future practice of paralegals in areas that are now reserved only for lawyers but they realize that the licensing of paralegals is complex. The NFPA and the NALA have offered an alternative solution to the licensing of paralegals, which are certification and registration. Both of these offer recognition of the paralegals’ qualification, training and education. 7.
Racial Fault Lines According to Tomas Almaguer‘s book Racial Fault Lines, he introduces his main concept studying in depth the historical and social formation of race, arguing that in California in its early formation race was primary, thought never ignoring class, language, gender, and religion, he argues that there are required for any understanding of California’s history. What stands out most clearly from this comparative history is that European Americans at every class level sought to create, maintain, or extend their privileged access to racial entitlements in California. The sinister consequences of this bald proclamation are painfully captured in these chapters that document the treatment of the Mexican, Indian, and Chinese immigrant’s experiences in white supremacist California. One ethnic group with a unique experience with the European Americans was the Mexicans who were here before the U.S. annexation of California. Mexicans were given land grants and were to be offered citizenship as well as other rights as “free white persons” (Almaguer 54) in California under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 1849.
The Supreme Court, however, ruled that the more formulaic approach of the University of Michigan's undergraduate admissions program, which uses a point system that rates students and awards additional points to minorities, had to be modified. The undergraduate program, unlike the law schools, did not provide the individualized consideration of applicants necessary in previous Supreme Court decisions on affirmative action (Amara, 16-17). Because of the Supreme Court’s mixed emotions on this topic, unqualified students and job applicants are still being accepted over more qualified people but only because they are from a minority group. That is why affirmative action is a problem
Choose one point Blanche D. Blank argues in her essay and write a brief paragraph in response (100-200 words). Explain why you agree or disagree with Blank, citing your own experience or reasoning. The essay is so full of opinions, you should be able to find a couple to work with. In this essay “A Question of Degree” by Blanche Blank, she seems to argue against the need for a college degree. Blank suggests that Americans should reconsider the growing tendency to unquestioningly assume a college degree is a requirement for success—or even that a college degree is enough to make us successful.
In America, blacks have fought to have equal rights, and equal access to a better future, so it is time for blacks to start acting like it. With the help of development programs, historically black universities, more black male teachers, charter schools in the inner-city, and achievement-gap committees, staggering statistics like, “approximately one in four African American males between the ages of 20 and 29 are incarcerated, on probation, or on parole . . . only one in five is enrolled in a two- or four-year college program” (Palmer) can
The Supreme Court case of Regents of the University of California vs. Bakke involved the issue of reverse Discrimination. Reverse discrimination is when affirmative action tries to make up for past racism against a minority race, actually causes discrimination against a majority race. In this Supreme Court case it was ruled that Bakke was discriminated against since special consideration was given to
Affirmative action was implemented in different societies for minorities so they can have access to jobs and educational opportunities. “For years, state-sanctioned discrimination would thrive in the United States. But two world wars marked the beginning of the end of such discrimination.” (Nittle) “In 1941 the year the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802.” (Nittle) “The order
Rules of ethics in United States colleges have changed drastically over the years. Universities today keep a tighter grip on what students and staff say about others then they did in the past. In some cases, colleges go too far and render their students rights to the second amendment, freedom of speech. Three specific examples of colleges that restrict and individuals right to freedom of speech are at Harvard University in an attempt to fight racial problems, the University of Michigan in its struggle with homosexual issues and the University of Washington were problems grow from a woman’s studies class. The first example from Dinesh D’souza’s book, Illiberal Education is from Harvard University, Stephan Thernstorm, a professor teaching “the peopling of America” class, was charged with “racial insensitivity” by three black students of his class.