I’m not here to argue whether there is poverty in America or not, but to tell you that there happens to be people out there who struggle. Sure American Citizens are better off than others in foreign countries, but some Americans fight the same battle as the others. The struggle to achieve the “American Dream” is very hard and not many get the opportunity to live it. Many low-income families who seek the same goal of getting out of poverty never manage to get out. It sounds bad, but not many may go to college due to money being tight and thus they work a minimum paying job and live in the cheapest housing affordable.
Because the cost of tuition is out of this world. Low income families are suffering and going without things they need in order to save money for a member to attend college. Also, the amount of financial help donated from the government is steadily decreasing. People argue that colleges are expensive not only to attend but to run as well. Plus, there are hundreds and even thousands of students living at the universities.
Even with financial aid it still isn’t enough for families to send their kids off to college and sometimes it doesn’t go to the neediest kids instead going to the rich. A lot of college students have full-time or part-time jobs just to pay for extra needed stuff like books, food, gas, and tuition. Having a job because they have no other option or money to pay for stuff which takes away valuable time from their studies to
Higher education is more valuable that people prioritize it to be. It is unfair to have kids debase themselves all for not being financially strong. There are kids out there that are academically acceptable to colleges but are not financially acceptable for them. So then you have colleges emphasizing financial aid but what good does a small amount of assistance do for a whole lot of tuition? When will financial aid be more of a benefit for low income students rather than just a chump of
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 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). She claims that the only reason students graduate with a lot of debt is because they chose to attend the college of their dreams regardless of the cost (257). If students were more reasonable in their college choices, their overall debt would not be so drastic. Wilson believes that even though college students may graduate with a lot of debt, college is still worth the
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).
Though, I believe, that in actuality the statistics of who is going to college merely solidifies the idea that something need to be done to make educating attainable for all, and that the poorest people of this country are suffering due to the high cost of education. The Washington Post spoke to some lower-income college students to figure out what keeps them from starting college and finishing it as opposed to their higher-income peers and a re-occurring theme even when financial aid covered their tuition was stress from financial situation and not having the time due to having to work jobs to keep their families above water. Bernie’s plan would allow these lower income students to have the financial aid available for living expenses since there would no longer be a need to pay tuition with it, and this could increase their likelihood of being able to start and graduate college. Also, in Bernie’s plan the richest percent of Americans would be paying for the free tuition, so it would not be a problem and it is actually fair that they be entitled to it as
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. Education is a disadvantage for low- income students because they do not have access to quality education as a wealthier person. The educational gap between the wealthy and the low-income ... ... middle of paper ... ...eir actions. They should be able to support low-income students to the same standards as the wealthy or the elite schools. Also low income schools should work on programs that will help the students get to the level they need in order to graduate.