The American people have a decline of confidence in the educational institutions in America. This has lead to theories behind how to improve the public schools' situation. The most recent argument has been over school vouchers, which allow students to use a determined sum of taxpayers' money to help in the tuition costs of private schools. This use of public funds for private education should not be allowed because it would discriminate against students who would be going to private schools for economic, political and social reasons. It will segregate the classes even more than they are today because in order for a voucher to be helpful to a family, they must have a substantial amount of money to begin with, resulting in a stratified society.
The chances of them overcoming the heavy obstacles that await them without the skills the need are very slim. Their chances of being economically successful in today’s competitive society is small. Those who have had a more extensive and advantageous educational experience will continually overshadow them. “The children of poverty and those who are products of inner city schools will most likely remain prisoners of an extensive legacy of economic and social exile” (Gross 185). The neglect for the educational needs of the children in urban schools threatens the economic well being of the nation.
Therefore, computers and the internet have become one of the critical sources for most people to get the recent knowledge. In addition, people have access to the most fashionable and sensitive electronic devices with lower cost due to the information technology development. However, there are some concerns about how the new innovation of technology will affect the social life in most developed countries and how the people will be forced to adapt with the changes made by this innovation. Consequently, computers and technology are considered as a double sided weapon which builds an argument and conflict among researchers and observers. Ever since the technology developed, there has been argument over whether computers benefit our lives or not.
This paper will look at ways in which these causes can be combated and at the same time evaluated in regards to it’s positive and negative aspects. Education has long been a problem in society, because the lack of this essential tool of survival doesn’t allow for growth of any sort. It is a known fact that the risk of poverty usually decreases as people get more schooling. Poor education can be either a cause of poverty or an effect. Young people who drop out of school may be poor because they lack the required skills needed to get good jobs, therefore adding to a system that forces them to only be able to live in low-income, economically starving areas.
On average college students owe $35,200 in debt due to high costs of college (Ellis). This is a very frightening statistic that is a sad reality to many college students today. Students graduate and are shocked by the dollar amount they owe because of student loans. Sadly, most struggle to pay off these debts, and it often takes years to do so. Private universities tend to be more expensive then public universities, due to the fact they are not partially funded by the state where they are located.
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This is not necessarily true. According to the New York Times, It is a well- known fact that children from affluent families tend to do better in school (New York Times 1). If students that are in affluent families getting a better education, we need to help low-income families get access to better education. Education in low -income communities is a social injustice because it disadvantages low -income students by not providing them with the same educational opportunities as a student that lives in a rich or middle class area. Students in low-income areas do not have the classes, resources or teachers to give them the best possible education necessary to prepare them for college.
The more money a student can pay, the better education they most likely will receive. Unfortunately, students who want an education and are actually striving to maintain a better life do not get the best education due to financial hardships. Some colleges can help pay for the lower income students to get in however, that just means they will owe more money later on in life. Children need to depend on a good education; therefore, they will obtain a brighter future because “Education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments. Today it is a principal inst... ... middle of paper ... ...ome inequality compared to France and the U.K., but after adding the taxes, the United States had the second-highest level of inequality.
Whatever the advantages of education for young people, many are not attending school on a regular basis. Many studies have been done that confirm that there is a vast difference in academic performance between children from high and low-income communities. Education is necessary but education alone does not make it equal between the privilege and poor children as many think it should. Decreasing poverty and inequality first, will raise educational enrollment and performance of students to succeed without regard to their environment situations, race, and gender. Funding is one way that affects the quality of the education system.