I’m proud to be in America because if I was in Vietnam I would have done same job as my parents did in America. Education is what had made me become successful throughout elementary to 2 high school because it had prepared me for college. Back then when I went to school I would just think of school a place where I get to talk to my friends and have fun. I was not gifted and I did not work hard either because school was a place where I felt my parents would force me to go to. I would never had made it to college if I gave up on education because my senior year I felt really lazy and I didn’t know what to... ... middle of paper ... ...tion is sometimes taken for granted because I feel like I don’t need to learn a certain subject in college but yet I need it to involve in the real world when getting a job.
Her main focus was always me therefore pushing her own education goals aside. Luckily enough my great grandma Etta Mae gladly took care of me during the day while my mom finished her last two years of high school but, then upon graduation decided to put college on the back burner so she could provide for me financially. When my mom was 18 she met my Dad and by 19 they were engaged and my brother was on the way. My dad had also never attended college because he simply didn’t have the motivation for it. In high school, he struggled to pass and felt that that next step in his education wasn’t necessary for him.
Once I reached college and was away from home my parents could not afford to support me financially and their ability to encourage me was lower. I didn't quit but instead found my new source of push to become all I could be through my involvement in SSS, the TRiO Student Success Services program. Freshman year of college, I found myself in the honors program on a full tuition scholarship for academics at Peru State College and running cross-country. I did not get involved with SSS because of everything else I was busy with, but that didn't stop the staff members and mentors of SSS from sending me letters and encouraging cards. Sophomore year of college was my hardest year.
I, like a lot of people, didn’t go to college straight out of High School. It wasn’t on my agenda. After High School I took a year off and did nothing except make a little money babysitting, sleeping in, and there were about two months where I took up jogging. The following summer I felt this ping in my stomach when I saw pictures online of people getting ready to go back to college. So far in my life I hadn’t liked school but there was this part in my head that said I only didn’t like it because I couldn’t choose what I wanted to do.
Not many people become successful with just a high school education unless they are born into wealth or have good connections. After hearing teachers and other adults preach this over time I started to realize college was a must for me and my situation. My parents told me all along to go to college so I wouldn’t end up like them since they both didn’t have a college education. Even though my parents didn’t have college degrees they still turned out alright but that was a different time period and in those times not many people attended college. Throughout my high school years they always told me that I needed to go to college so I wouldn’t have to go through what they did.
Not many people become successful with just a high school education unless they are born into wealth or have good connections. After hearing teachers and other adults preach this over time I started to realize college was a must for me and my situation. My parents told me all along to go to college so I wouldn’t end up like them since they both didn’t have a college education. Even though my parents didn’t have college degrees they still turned out alright but that was a different time period and in those times not many people attended college. Through out my high school years they always told me that I needed to go to college so I wouldn’t have to go through what they did.
I completely agree with this statement, I know college is crucial to my future, especially since my life goal is to be comfortable financial wise. I’ve seen my parents struggle with money, raising six kids the budget gets tight, and my dad never got a college degree so he had to prove to his employer that he could make it for their company. Hence forth he did climb the food chain as fast as everyone else, but he got there it just took a little more time and effort. I admire what my dad did for his family, how he stepped up and took control over his life. He didn’t have the option to go to college my mom and dad where getting ready to welcome their first kid into the world shortly after their high school graduation, so he had to go out find a job.
They are not comfortable in order to pay their child’s tuition price and do not receive money from the government unless they are loans. As a high school student, one can only think about their dream university - the one that would lead to the perfect job and the perfect life. Would it be Duke, UCLA, or even Harvard? From raising their child to applying to colleges to acceptance letters coming in the mail, parents are always thinking about how they are going to pay for their child 's education. The U.S. Government passed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 which allows the unfortunate and affluent students to attend school up until high school free of charge.
With the need of workers with a high dreger who can we be letting people with the education and patient not work. Why do so may find the need to keep the american dream out the reach of many who worked hard for it. The story of so many high school student not be able to attend the school of their dream because they are not ligalal. This is a story I hear often one of a student who has worked so hard and has been able to get good grades be the first in their family to graduates and have no where to go. Some do make it to college, community college that is where they have to work and study because they don't get the help they deserve.
Every attempt to find funding was unsuccessful. Failure to be involved in social clubs, community programs or sports left gaping holes in areas the applications expected. Community college and a combination of student loans and credit card debt became my reality. Regretfully, after only two semesters of classes – none of which I wanted – I decided not to reregister the following year. Community college fees increased from $8 to $11 per unit (kee... ... middle of paper ... ... schools should be funded to adequately to support the health and welfare of their communities and the nation at large.