Many of these towns could fund better schools with newer resources however education is not a high priority. So the issue arises that advancements in local education cannot progress until new developers make homes for the younger generations in the farm land that is no longer being used and therefore sold off. For this reason education will always be a second thought to these people. Due to this, in towns like this, for the most part, only the younger generations see the importance and the basic need of educating Americas use with the best technology and resources
The free community college idea sounds appealing, but more time and government money should be spent on making university tuitions lower because the community colleges are already less expensive and give support to those who are not financially stable. Students who they themselves attend community college pondered on the idea of their tuition being free; one particular student Felipe Bezerra, from the article “As He Promotes It, Some Question Obama’s Free Community College Idea,” stated that the tuition of community colleges isn’t worth being free, financially needy students get the money they need and the other students barely even have to pay $2,000 every year. Students like Bezerra are more concerned about their education following community college, he knows he won’t be able to pay for tuition in university and would rather “all this
The response of a survey shows that over 25% of the respondents (students) are not getting choices once they come to choose subjects in secondary schools. Likewise, schools in rural and remote areas have higher rates of teacher shortages and teacher turnovers than urban areas (Stokes, Stafford & Holdsworth, 2013). These issues prevent the school from delivering the full curriculum, making it difficult for schools to maintain continuity in the teaching force (Lamb, Glover & Walstab, 2014). Correspondingly, the provision of learning through new technologies is identified as one way of assistance to overcome educational difficulties associated with distance. However, substantial difficulties were also identified.
Education needs to be affordable to all, but the notion that everyone should go to college in order to get a good job ignores reality. Education is an important pillar that facilitates economic well being of a person and improves the human resources in a country across various industries. However, there is an increasing number of Americans enrolling for college degree programs, but there is a mismatch of market requirements and what most people attain. Attaining a college degree is seen as the main avenue through which to attain Middle Class status in America, and this view ignores the fact that degrees do not have similar job prospects as well as the potential of oversupply in college degrees. This paper focuses on reasons as to why not all students should get the four years bachelor’s degree and offers alternatives to these programs.
Bird argues that students should not risk being in debt for the rest of their lives, while Wilson claims that many students graduate with a reasonable amount of debt, therefore going to college ultimately will benefit them. In Bird’s essay, she explains that going to college and graduating with a lot of debt does not always benefit students because jobs in certain fields are scarce, like psychology. College graduates thus do not always get the job they prepared for, instead “most of them wind up doing what there is to do” (Bird 378). Bird refutes the idea that going to college leads to better job opportunities by claiming that the job market is “shrinking” causing a lack of jobs for college graduates entering certain fields. On the contrary, Wilson states that “debt is the best way to pay for education because you’re shifting the cost forward until you can earn more money” (260).
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. Primarily however, school vouchers are a violation of the national constitution and most state constitutions. Of course there are those who strongly support school vouchers. In many cases, the middle class is drawn to the idea because for a small amount of more money annually, one's child may attend an institution of choice for the opportunity to receive a higher level of education in a private school. The thought is that with a private school education, a child can get into better colleges or universities allowing the possibility of escaping poverty a reality.
Income greatly impacts a child’s learning ability. In the United States, where a child attends school is based on where he or she lives, which is based upon the income of the family. Typically, families with lower income must send their children to poor quality schools. Schools in low income areas are more likely to have unsatisfactory teachers, or teachers with little experience because of the salary the school can offer. Even though many forms of financial aid are accessible to low income students wanting to attend college, there is no such acclaim available to low income families who would prefer to live in a higher quality school system (Rouse/Barrow, 1-2).
Professor Gene Nichol, however, defines poverty from an emotional, yet som... ... middle of paper ... ...italize on the resources that are already there. The historical sites and scenery, as well as military presence and agriculture are believed to be additional contributors to the growth of the region. While efforts to rebuild ENC are in effect, the fact that 16% of residents are in poverty still remains. Education, or in this case the lack of, has proven to be a major factor in the poverty levels in Eastern North Carolina as opposed to the rest of the state. The fact that service jobs requiring less education are hiring most residents also affects the poverty rate.
A lot of these communities find it extremely hard to attract and retain good quality educators. It seems that remote or isolated areas also have high unemployment amongst the community, which means these communities contend with remoteness, low-income, fewer students and fewer resources. Doolan and Zimmer, E (2002) touch on the issues with often a small population in the community and lower income workers like the farm hands, country workers, shearers, and unemployed who are generally paid less than their counterparts in the city make the abilities to raise extra funds for the school via the community is very limited. These communities need resources to attract teachers who are prepared to live in the area. Without the services, it will become extremely hard to attract these teachers to the communities in rural and isolated areas of Australia.
Research from additional studies show that large proportions of children born into disadvantaged families do not enjoy high levels of educational success (Boston, 2013). Children suffering from the effects of poverty also have a lower prospect of achieving higher academic aspirations due to a strong belief that university studies is for those belonging to middle class families (Thrupp, 2006). Michael & Dwyer’s (2008) report concludes that the completion of education is clearly the best protector against long-term poverty. However, educational economist Helen Ladd (2012) suggests that