Many social factors such as social class contributes to our inability to succeed academically as high school students. None of my parents graduated from high school, neither of them understood how the education system works in Panama or in ...
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... financial aid for post-secondary education. According to Fischer on Why Inequality?, “intentional policies have significantly constructed the inequalities we have…other policies could change those inequalities” (Kelsey, lect. 09/22/16). For many years, undocumented students in the United States were unable to attend college because of their immigration status. Even after being allowed to attend colleges, there was no monetary support from the state or the school. Accessibility and affordability to higher education for undocumented immigrants seemed more possible after the passage of these policies. Although policies most of the time have had created inequalities, Fischer points out that policies can also reverse it. California’s policies towards undocumented students demonstrate that social inequalities could be decreased as we move forward to a more equal society.
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