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 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.
In addition of going to school, working class students also have to get a job to be able to help out their families. Working class students have always struggled to get by during their years in college but most of these students have families who support their dreams of coming out of poverty and become somebody with no pressures. However there are also students who lack family support and deal with these issues alone throughout college. According to the New York Times article For Poor, Leap to College Often Ends in a Hard Fall, “Likely reasons [that low income students drop out of college]
Men struggled to maintain and find jobs to support his family, and women struggled to put food on the table and care for her children with the little or no money that the men brought home. Many schools were forced to close down because the lack of money to stay open, three million children between seven and seventeen had to leave school and almost 40% young people between the ages of 16 to 24 were not working nor in school. Many children
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
Spending spikes every year around November and December when holiday shopping starts. These spikes allow for many people to be employed, and in turn for many others to be fed. Seasonal employment starts right around the when the spending spikes start. In creating a Buy Nothing Day, employees who usually are working to feed their families are at home, doing nothing since they can’t afford to do anything. These families then become a strain on society, a strain that could easily be alleviated if only there were more jobs.
Some of the individuals in the story use to have jobs and own their own homes. However, due to the economic crises that faced the nation back in 2008, many found themselves out of jobs, which then in turn caused them to lose their homes finding themselves homeless with no place to go. Therefore, tent “communities” started popping up. A lot of the men and women that were found in the tent city in Sacramento were at one time middle-class citizens. They were living their American dream.
Not only is it just money figures it’s the idea that these middle class students are going to college for several years on a promise that if they get that degree they will be able to live comfortably, and due to the current state of economy this is just not true. Larger companies are either misusing or not getting the benefits of the government and therefore there have been job cuts in professional positions that would have served as a landing point for these college degree students ("Occupy Wall Street"). Now that there is no jobs these students are left with tens of thousands of dollars in debt with no way to earn money because they are over qualified for lower positions but do not have the experience to land one of the limited jobs left in the professional white collar business world. Now this is a major topic of dispute because a lot of the country believes that they just need to work hard and stop complaining because that’s what they did and they now live happily, but the truth is they cannot do that. This is why these thousands of individuals are marching on Wall Street to voice their ideas on them and tell them that they their greed and no care for the rest of the nation is what is killing us this very day, and until some sort agreement I made it looks like the protests will not end("Occupy Wall Street").
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.
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.