The schools are generally over crowded with few good teachers. When there's a great public school there is not enough space for every child in the neighborhood. Children are stuck in low achieving schools because of how the school districts are divided. A lot of children end up in poor public schools because their parents do not possess the income that it takes to send them to a private school. Since 1971 education cost has increased from $4,300 to more than $9,000 per student.
Same Tuition’s Problem The issue of higher education and immigration has been debated for more than a decade. American educational system is falling to a record low level for its unprecedented low academic standard, high dropout rate, and huge economic burden (Walsh 1). The state should require illegal immigrants to pay higher tuition should they decide to participate in public higher education, because illegal immigrants drain resources; affect the quality of public educations; and take away legal residents’ rights. In doing so, the overall public education system may head to a right direction. Illegal aliens have strained our education budget (Walsh 1).
The American educational system has been at large for the past 40 years. Sadly the only growing correlation I can see with supportive information to back-up my theory is the growing number of poverty in America. The link between poverty and the decline in educational achievement in America is very rarely looked at in the educational system. Many years of numerous academic research show that poor children, or those born to parents who are rather poorly educated also, don’t do as well in school as those students who are raised in a middle-class house. Americas problem of poverty is too big to be ignored in the world, as it has the highest poverty rate in the entire western region of the globe with 22%.
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. “Native American Poverty,” by Tom Rodgers justifies the allegations that a large percentage, about 25%, of the Native Americans live in poverty. “According to the US Census Bureau, these Americans earn a median annual income of $33,627. One in every four (25.3 percent) lives in poverty and nearly a third (29.9 percent) are without health insurance coverage.” The lack of money has become a huge component in the dismemberment of the culture that the Natives so lavishly submerged themselves into, and the picking up other undesirable traits such as drinking. The
Our education system has not improved with the times. The world has caught up and the US has yet to realize that long-term investment in schools and teachers is the best pay off for a worker and the country. Now the jobs are left with are the upper class people who are "symbolic analysts" using "mathematical algorithms, legal arguments, financial gimmicks, scientific principals, psychological insights," and other tools that usually come with a college or graduate degree. Then we have our lower-class comprised of low-level service jobs like waitressing, house-cleaning, security guards etc. Decreased social mobility is hard on the lower class because without being able to move forward, they are stuck in a cycle of poverty.
This cut off almost a third of Americans because they had little to no high school education. High school played a big role in getting a career started for women which were considered white collared jobs. “but access to secondary schooling was determined by class and ethnicity.” Therefore, poor people had a low chance of applying and being accepted. The entrance requirements to be a teacher requires 4 years of schooling, a degree, and they also added a minimum grade for the state teachers examination. They had tightened their requirements because careers like doctors, lawyers, and engineers did as well.
Conditions in the workhouse were deliberately harsh in order to discourage people from seeking help. • Charities existed to help the poor, but most people relied on family for assistance. Living Conditions in the 1980s As Britain developed as an industrial nation, millions of people moved from the countryside to cities in order to work in new factories. The living conditions for these workers were terrible. Although wages increased at the end of the nineteenth century, many people still lived in horrible poverty.
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
Individuals with lower levels of education tend to deal with economic problems. In this fast growing and demanding era, living cost can be an issue for those who cannot meet the demand. The rent, utilities bills, food and not to mention when it comes to family with children; the diapers, formula, you name it, these basic necessity can be a burden for lower income parents. According to Bureau of Labor Statistic, the median weekly earning of people with no degree is $638 and the percentage of unemployment is 33%. This is due to the lack of interest by the organization to take them as employee.
But, the homes in low-income communities give little money in which these schools receive from property taxes. In results, these schools in those communities end up being poorly funded by the state and cannot afford good supplies or teachers. Strange gives the example of a school in Arkansas that was underfunded. In this situation of Lakeview, there was an uncertified math teacher that taught all the mathematics classes in that high school. However, the teacher only received $10,000 a year for teaching all those classes.