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City Life Or Suburban Life

- Essay #2 A very age question has approached me in this short essay, city life or Suburban Life. This is the question I with this essay as I compare life in Teotihuacan neighborhoods with the apartments, which is essentially city life, and life in a typical Maya city neighborhood, or also rural life. Each type of living has very different living conditions, advantages, and disadvantages. This short essay will take a closer look at both. First, I will examine Teotihuacan neighborhoods in terms of their living conditions, and how they function as more of a city lifestyle approach....   [tags: City, Population, Rural area, Ecology]

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City or Suburban Life?

- Given the opportunity to live in a major bustling metropolis or in a surrounding nestled suburb what would you choose. Surprisingly, a number of people contend with this decision everyday. Some relocate because of employment opportunities, warmer weather, to be closer to family or simply for a change of scenery. The reasons for moving are as abundant as the options when considering city or suburban life. When considering either choice, one may be attracted to the luxurious high rises and breathtaking views of the city or the sprawling greenery and family oriented atmosphere of the suburbs....   [tags: Real Estate]

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The Main Geographical Areas Of Suburban Schools

- The principal’s job comes with lots of responsibilities and issues that seem to never end. However, depending on location, a school leader could be faced with more challenges or obstacles that they must overcome. The geographic area can have an effect on the overall school functions. These include student’s socioeconomic, poverty level, and population. The three main geographical areas are suburban, urban and rural. Each of which have their own pros and cons. Whether it’s the support of the community or state funding, principals are faced with challenges regardless of the demographics....   [tags: Teacher, High school, Education, City]

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The Growing Up Inside Of A Suburban Neighborhood

- Have you ever wanted something so bad, but you couldn’t see yourself getting it. Well that has pretty much been my life. When my mother was a child she lived in town, where you couldn’t walk outside of your door without seeing something done illegally. Whether it be the next biggest homicide, or drugs being transported in and out of a house. From then on she knew the life she wanted for her kids and it wasn’t the life she currently lived. My mother had me at the age of sixteen, so until she had a stable income we lived with my grandparents....   [tags: Meaning of life, Life, Thing, So Many Things]

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Urban and Suburban Secondary Education

- Urban and Suburban Secondary Education There is a big disparity between urban and suburban secondary education in public schools. Many critics of this inequality are arguing that urban schools are not receiving the same attention as schools that are in suburban areas or wealthier parts of country. Urban schools are facing a large crisis on there hands, these schools are not meeting the required criteria in educating and graduating their students. So, why is there a huge inequality between urban and suburban secondary public schools....   [tags: Arugmentative Arugment Schooling Papers]

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Performance of Urban Schools vs Suburban Schools

- Students who go to school in urban schools are not given the same opportunities as a child their age in a suburban area school. Students who go to school in urban schools are put at a disadvantage compared to students who go to school in suburban areas. As a pre-service teacher it is my responsibility to work toward fixing this injustice and inform my surrounding community. As we look into this injustice we see how there are many solutions to this problem and that the government and people need to educated about this issue....   [tags: Urban Schools Funding]

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The White Picket Fence Was All Race's Suburban Goal

- ... This was possible thanks in part to the use of restrictive deeds which legally allowed/forced people to discriminate on the basis of race (Nicolaides and Wiese 2006:234). Racial minorities were considered “undesirable” in predominantly white neighborhoods, allowing them to move into the neighborhood would decrease the value of the surrounding homes. This attitude and way of thinking, made it close to impossible for many minorities to qualify for loans since the only neighborhoods that they were allowed to move into were high risk (which were largely populated by minorities) therefore banks were unwilling to provide loans in those communities (Nicolaides and Wiese 2006:227)....   [tags: prejudice, neighborhoods, minorities]

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Bourgeois Suburban Life Exposed in The Swimmer, by John Cheever

- “The Swimmer”, written by John Cheever, is a story about the life of a middle-aged man living in a bourgeois American suburbia. I chose to write on “The Swimmer” based on its universal themes of the American Dream and life and hardship in suburbia. The story is very true to the lives of many Americans living the American Dream today. Keeping up with the Jones’ is part of this dream and can turn into the nightmare of Neddy’s life if denial, escapism, and alcoholism become too much a part of the American Dream as it did for the protagonist....   [tags: The Swimmer Essays]

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The Effects of Highways and Automobiles on Urban American Character

- The development of the United States Highway System has had negative impacts on the urban character of our country’s cities. One of the main catalysts, if not the main catalyst, of urban sprawl has been the development of transportation. It has made it extremely convenient and easy for people to move farther out of the inner city and develop rural America. As a result many prominent cities across our country have felt the effects of sprawl through diminished downtown economies. Highways have also played a key role in the standardization of American urban environments....   [tags: transportation, suburban, ]

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Suburban Gangs

- Across the United States and Europe, suburban gangs are growing as never before, estimations that in a typical inner city American community of 50,000 or more, there are 200 to 500 gang members. Some even larger organization called super gangs, which have more than 1,000 members spread over several states, have been known to operate in small town America. You cant say that any community is insulated from this activity," There's no restriction on where gang members can live. Gang members living in the suburbs share traits with recruits in the cities, and many of those factors have been exacerbated by tough economic times, The list of factors include divorce, separation, ph...   [tags: Gang Essays]

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Suburban Living versus Urban Living

- Suburban Living versus Urban Living In the early nineteenth century, during the Industrial Revolution, Americans gradually began selling their farms and trading the common suburban life with the adventurous fast-pace urban life. Today the majority of the American population chooses to dwell in cities, towns or suburbs; however, there are still many families living the country lifestyle. What influences an individual to select one way of living over another. The area in which one's home is located has effects on their way of life....   [tags: Papers]

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Edward Scissorhands: Commentary on the Social Faults on the American Suburban Environment

- ... She was not well liked because this lady often tried to lecture many people of the town telling them they would go to Hell. This shows how neighbors in the suburbs might have big differences and will not get along with each other. Oldenburg states, “The small town taught us that people’s best friends and favorite companions rarely lived right next door to one another” (98). This shows that people who live in the suburbs might not get along in harmony because the differences outweigh the common interests....   [tags: sociological analysis, movie review]

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The Classroom Context That Is Within A Low Socio Economic Area Of Suburban Australia

- This rationale and unit of work are based on the classroom context that is outlined in “Setting 2”. The suburban primary school that is described within “Setting 2” is located within a low socio-economic area of suburban Australia. The Year 3 classroom context provide within “Setting 2” encompasses an equal distribution of genders with ten female and ten male students, twenty students in its entirety. Moreover, the classroom demographic comprises of both Caucasian and Indigenous students, again with equal distribution....   [tags: Educational psychology, Education, Knowledge]

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Individual Field Research: Rural, Suburban, and Urban Educational Systems

- The rural poverty topic that my group chose to address is a comparison between public education systems located in urban, suburban, and rural counties within the state of Georgia. The counties selected to research are Fulton, Cobb, and Clarke. The purpose of the project is to determine how location, demographics, and legislation affect individual educational resources, experiences, and outcomes for children of low income families. Education is a topic in which there are so many contributing factors and variables that narrowing the field of research is difficult....   [tags: education, minorities, georgia]

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I Serve As A Regular Education Teacher At A Suburban High School Level

- In my current position, I serve as a regular education teacher at a suburban high school within Metro Atlanta. I have taught six different science courses at the high school level over the past three years. The school serves low to middle income students with an average of 54% qualifying for free and reduced lunch with an average enrollment of 1150 students (Washington Post, 2014). The school has 75 certified educators on staff and approximately 30 paraprofessionals that serve in support roles....   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, Assessment]

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The University Of Oklahoma Sprawls Over 3000 Acres Of Suburban Land

- Green Champion Paper The University of Oklahoma sprawls over 3,000 acres of suburban land. With almost 30,000 students and faculty you can imagine how much concrete pavement is used for all of the sidewalks and parking lots. Quite frankly, there is not even nearly enough parking as it is. They are constantly adding new walkways, sidewalk shortcuts, and re-paving the streets around campus. Consequently the University has decided to keep using the same impervious pavement further expanding our environmental contamination....   [tags: Water, Water pollution, Hydrology]

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Journey Through Suburban Life in John Cheever's The Swimmer

- Journey Through Suburban Life in John Cheever's The Swimmer "The Swimmer," by John Cheever, illustrates one man's journey from a typical suburban life to loneliness and isolation. This short story is characteristic of John Cheever's typical characterizations of suburbia, with all it's finery and entrapments. Cheever has been noted for his "skill as a realist depicter of suburban manners and morals" (Norton, p. 1861). Yet this story presents a deeper look into Neddy Merril's downfall from the contentment of a summer's day to the realization of darker times....   [tags: Cheever Swimmer Essays]

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Unequal Education in America: Urban vs Suburban Education

- Unequal Education in America: Urban vs Suburban Education The gap between the nation’s best and worst public schools continues to grow. Our country is based on freedom and equality for all, yet in practice and in the spectrum of education this is rarely the case. We do not even have to step further than our own city and its public school system, which many media outlets have labeled “dysfunctional” and “in shambles.” At the same time, Montgomery County, located just northwest of the District in suburban Maryland, stands as one of the top school systems in the country....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Baby Boom Generation Contributes to Canadian Society

- Contribution to Canadian Society in the 1950s by the Baby Boom Generation In Canada, over 400,000 babies were born annually from 1945 to 1965, which increased Canada’s population rate by 20% (“Canadian”). This period in Canadian history occurred after the Second World War when millions of men returned home to their families or immigrated to other countries with their war brides. Some ended up settling in Canada which dramatically increased the birth rate; their experience and survival of the war caused them to realize how important life is, instigating them to have as many children as they can support bringing about the group of people now referred to as the Baby Boom Generation....   [tags: immigrate,suburban, economy]

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Information & Importance of Homes

- Houses are fascinating for some people; others just look at them as a roof and shelter from the weather. Each house can be unique and intriguing with its exterior paint colors, or the type of trim used, maybe it is the roofline for that house or the curving chimney on that house. Each house is or was someone’s home at one point and as different as people are, so too are their homes. Some might not see beauty in a new home, but they have a form and style that is unique to their era. Some people will only view a house as a place to sleep and have a roof over their head while others will take the house directly to heart and make it a place of love, laughter, and living life with family....   [tags: Rural, Suburban, Urban ]

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A Study on Retailing in Malaysia

- ... This gives consumers choice to make the right purchasing decisions even if the price of each brand is different for the same product. For example, in traditional retail stores selling brand of chocolate malt flavored drink such as Milo, Vico, Ovaltine and Cadbury. These products also have a variety of sizes to meet consumer wants. However, preferred brands available in grocery stores are limited compared to the options available in the giant retail stores. In order to help the low-income consumers in urban area, Malaysia government has introduced Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) for them....   [tags: urban and suburban areas, brands]

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The Rise of Social Isolation in America is a Chief Factor in the Proliferation and Continuation of Suburban Sprawl

- The Rise of Social Isolation in America is a Chief Factor in the Proliferation and Continuation of Suburban Sprawl At the very backbone of the body of reasons for which sprawl has accelerated so much in recent decades is the changing social culture in America. One must remember that sprawl is all about people, and one of the greatest factors that drive the trends of their behavior is culture. It is true that there are many other factors (I.E. economic) at play in the manifestation of sprawl, but the factor of culture is what lies at the very core of the entire issue....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Revolutionary Road Analysis

- Suburban life in the 1950s was ideal, but not ideal for the women. Women were continuously looked at as the typical suburban housewife. In Richard Yates’ novel, Revolutionary Road, we are given the chance to see the dynamics of the Wheeler family and of those around them. Through the use of theme, tone and major symbolism in the novel, we are shown the perspective of gender roles in the 1950s. The author shows the reader the struggles of strict gender roles and how the protagonist of the story will do just about anything to escape from it....   [tags: Richard Yates, gender role, suburban life]

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New Urbanism

- New Urbanism New Urbanism, a burgeoning genre of architecture and city planning, is a movement that has come about only in the past decade. This movement is a response to the proliferation of conventional suburban development (CSD), the most popular form of suburban expansion that has taken place since World War II. Wrote Robert Steuteville, "Lacking a town center or pedestrian scale, CSD spreads out to consume large areas of countryside even as population grows relatively slowly. Automobile use per capita has soared, because a motor vehicle is required for nearly all human transportation"1....   [tags: Suburban Developement Planning Essays]

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Differences Between New York City and Winston Salem North Carolina

- Having lived in two different cities for some years gives me an insight to what the difference between the life in a big city and countryside are all about. The city of New York is significantly different from the city of Winston Salem in North Carolina. Some of their dissimilarities can be seen in lifestyle, transportation, job availability and crime rate. The life style and enthusiasm in Winston Salem is slow pace. Some days, mostly on weekends, the roads are almost empty; you see few or no car on the streets....   [tags: Urban, Suburban, Rural]

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Gentrification

- Gentrification Introduction      Beginning in the 1960s, middle and upper class populations began moving out of the suburbs and back into urban areas. At first, this revitalization of urban areas was 'treated as a 'back to the city' movement of suburbanites, but recent research has shown it to be a much more complicated phenomenon' (Schwirian 96). This phenomenon was coined 'gentrification' by researcher Ruth Glass in 1964 to describe the residential movement of middle-class people into low-income areas of London (Zukin 131)....   [tags: Social Urban Suburban Movement Essays]

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A Suburbian Murder - Original Writing

- A Suburbian Murder - Original Writing The pearl white pigeon glided into the open window bringing with it the stenches of central London traffic. It cocked its head to one side while perched on the windowsill, as if in limbo. The blonde, wavy haired boy lay, sprawled out on his bed. His eyelids twitched as his dark eyes attempted to adjust to the ferocious rays of sunlight flooding the room. No sooner did he lift his heads. Then the black monster blared excruciatingly from across the room forcing him to summon the will power to trudge along and slap the alarm on the head, silencing it for a further twenty four hours....   [tags: Papers]

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The Permeability of Walls in The Tortilla Curtain

- After World War II, the United States of America became a much wealthier nation. As America gained wealth and the populations in urban cities and transportation technology increased, many Americans spread out, away from the urban cities, to fulfill the common dream of having a piece of land to call their own. The landscape constructed became known as the suburbs, exclusive residential areas within commuting distance of a city. The popularity and success of the suburban landscape caused suburbs to sprawl across the United States, from the east coast to the west coast and along the borders between Canada and Mexico....   [tags: TC Boyle, Literary Analysis]

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Students At Inner City Schools

- The people who you surround yourself with can enable you to reach your highest potential; they can also disable you to reach your goals. Students at inner city schools have a whole separate experience than do suburban students and that is because the people that spend the most time with inner city students have drastically different lives than those who surround suburban students. There are many differences between students home lives, socioeconomic statuses, and provided staff in suburban schools and inner city schools that are proven to be advantageous and disadvantageous to the student involved....   [tags: Education, High school, Teacher, School]

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The Road Far From Heaven: Richard Yates’s Book Revolutionary Road

- From the founding and settling of the United States, the deeply rooted American ideology of individualism has compeled the nation to strive for self-reliance and nondependence. This ideology is captured in Walt Whitman’s words “A man is not a whole and complete man unless he owns a house and the ground it stands on” (Jackson 50). However, the early 20th century’s threat of dependency and socialism, resulted in the conformity of a nation after WWII, reaching an ultimate height during the Eisenhower Era in the 1950’s....   [tags: eisenhower era, socialism, dependency]

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The Destructive Sprawl of the Suburbia on the Environment

- ... Victorian suburban planners and developers built using two types of plans; that of a Victorian semi-detached house, a modern day duplex, and Villas for the upper class (Brown, 2004). While the suburbs continue to grow around the world, the major development in suburban living took place in the United States following the Second World War (Galyean, 2012). The end of the war opened new avenues for the American public due to new innovations in technology and organization (Marshall, 1979). Abraham Levitt, an American entrepreneur, established a community in Nassau County, Long Island....   [tags: economic, development, waste]

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Summary Of ' Alexandra K. Murphy And Danielle Wallace 's Article, Opportunities For Making Ends Meet And Upward

- In Alexandra K. Murphy and Danielle Wallace 's article, Opportunities for Making Ends Meet and Upward Mobility, the main purpose is to determine which poor neighborhoods are more disadvantageous. The key question the authors are asking is what is the differences in organizational deprivation across urban and suburban poor neighborhoods. The researchers come to the conclusion that if a person is poor they are better off living in the central city. The motivation behind Murphy and Wallace 's research is due to the fact that more than forty-nine percent of the poor in the U.S were no longer located in the inner city, but the suburbs....   [tags: City, Urban area, Suburb, United States]

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Electrical Merchandising By A Cartoon That Captured A Dramatic Demographic Transformation

- In 1957, the magazine Electrical Merchandising published a cartoon that captured a dramatic demographic transformation that was changing the nature of life across America. And besides that first car, which is bursting with smiling white children, we can’t see the skin tones of any of the other passengers and drivers in the traffic-jam. But history tells us that the drivers and their passengers were likely all white. The American Suburb, presented in 1950s advertising (such as in the cartoon above) as utopias, full of nice people and pretty streets and safe neighborhoods, were in reality shaped by racially discriminatory laws, government programs and practices, and the bigoted tendencies of...   [tags: Racism, White people, Black people, Suburb]

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“A Proud-Acting Bunch”: The Issues of Suburbanization and Class Stratification in “A Raisin in the Sun”

- America experienced an explosive period of suburbanization after World War II. The suburban “home represented a source of meaning and security” (May 24) to those seeking refuge and comfort after a tumultuous time of war. Among those migrating from the cities to the suburbs were middle-class African Americans, who sought a suburban life that both “express[ed] and reinforce[d] their newly won social position.” (Wiese 101) However, this middle-class migration from urban areas left behind working class African Americans such as the Younger family of Lorraine Hansberry’s 1959 play “A Raisin in the Sun.” While the Younger family of “A Raisin in the Sun” finally realize the suburban dream of a home...   [tags: Sociology]

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The Effects Of Low Quality School Systems On The Inner City

- Many minority groups suffer from the effects of low quality school systems, which in many cases is a directly associated with the polarization of the suburbs and the inner city. Suburbanization has changed many of the core qualities of the inner cities infrastructure. Particularly, depopulizaton and job removal are two factors that have been negatively impacted by the rise of satellite communities. It is quite apparent that schools within the city tend to be of lower status or quality than those positioned in a suburban community....   [tags: Suburb, City, White flight, United States]

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Suburbanization and the Social Use of Television

- Suburbanization and the Social Use of Television The 1950s can be seen as a time of unprecedented family values, in which young, white, middle-income nuclear families arrived en masse in the pre-planned community living areas of suburbia. In the article "Joyride", Kunstler identifies the reasons for, and attraction of, a grand public relocation to previously uninhabited areas outside main city centres. Kunstler argues that it was, in part, the replacement of the streetcar (or trolley), and later the automobile, from the horse-powered transit of earlier 20th century life, that ignited weekend traffic to expand outside urban centres....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]

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Identity and Inner City Kids

- Through programs that directly fuel desegregation in schools, our educational systems have become a melting pot of different races, languages, economic status and abilities. Programs have been in place for the past fifty years to bring student that live in school districts that lack quality educational choices, to schools that are capable of providing quality education to all who attend. Typically the trend appears to show that the schools of higher quality are located in suburban areas, leaving children who live in “black” inner-city areas to abandon the failing school systems of their neighborhoods for transportation to these suburban, “white” schools....   [tags: Psychology ]

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Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides and Joyce Carolyn Oates’s Expensive People

- Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides and Joyce Carolyn Oates’s Expensive People Suburban life is commonly portrayed as a narrative of the upper-middle class. Clean, sterile and reserved, suburbia is a tangible representation of the universally misconstrued “American dream.” However, culture fails to recognize the dark underbelly of this uplifting dream: a world of masked depression, ingrained superiority and stark ignorance. Jeffery Eugenides’s The Virgin Suicides and Joyce Carolyn Oates’s Expensive People both narrate the darker side of the American dream....   [tags: Eugenides Oates Expensive Virgin Essays]

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The American Dream Facade

- If the American Dream had to be captured within a frozen image, how would the visualization be conveyed. For the majority of today's society, the image would likely include the traditional father, mother, and child(ren) standing pleasantly beside a moderate two story home, a well kept lawn, and neatly trimmed hedges. In the background of this family portrait, a guarded and welcoming neighborhood would appear, complete with similar home designs and family arrangements lining its streets. In other words, the image of the American Dream resides within the typical American suburb....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Urbanization-Subdivisions and Suburbs

- Growing up in Northern Toronto, it had never occurred to me that the neighbourhood I was living in was planned long before my neighbors or I decided to move and build this a community. As I grew older and I started to notice new “areas” being built I noticed that from afar those hundreds of houses were being built and organized in preparation for hundreds of families. Personally, I am interested in the development of subdivisions and the suburbs due to my family owning a property around the area of Lake Simcoe....   [tags: modern suburbs, communities]

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My Experience At The United States Of America

- Ayomide Adamson I have been asked several times why I choose to be different. I then reply whoever is asking how am I different. I got to the United States of America two years ago. After being out of high school for four years in my home country Nigeria. I came to America on my own, of course with the support of my father. I’ve always strived for more success in all my doings. The greatest opportunity I would say I’ve ever gotten, and which my dad still thank God for is financial aid. My dad is a cab driver, and he tries his possible best to cater for his seven children....   [tags: High school, United States, College]

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The Creation Of The Hood

- The Creation of the Hood The hood, short for neighborhood, of a predominantly poor, minority area is vastly different from the neighborhood of middle or upper class suburban area. Whereas one is overridden by violence, hopelessness, and a sense of confinement, the other is an exemplification of the American dream, prosperity, and opportunity. The polar differences between the two areas are not coincidental, but, rather, consequential. Beginning in the 1960’s, shortly after the end of segregation by the Brown vs....   [tags: Suburb, City, Inner city, Urban decay]

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High School As A Teenager

- Kenny Buchanan 44, dropped out of high school as a teenager. Now he has lost his job when the economy collapsed. Kenny Buchanan lives in Schuylkill County, PA. He dropped out of high school when he was in the 9th Grade, but he was 18 years old at the time. He failed the 9th grade two times, and he lost all interest in school and told his mom that he didn’t want to go back to school anymore. Kenny said that he didn’t really worry about his job limits but right after he dropped out, he had gotten a full-time job at Burger King....   [tags: High school, Dropout, Graduation]

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The Inequalities Of Race In Housing And Education

- Stereotypes are like scalp dandruff, unnecessary, ugly, and hard to get rid of, unless you have the right shampoo. That shampoo could symbolize proper education or enlightenment for getting rid of that particular stereotype. Some stereotypes are so absurd we sometimes wonder where the heck did they even originate from. For example, Asians are bad drivers, or white people cannot dance. However there is a type of stereotype that has some little truth to it, but you find it is not the people who we are stereotyping’s fault....   [tags: Kozol Education Poverty Stereotypes]

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Boston University and Life in Ann Harbor

- For 18 years of most students’ lives, they are kept behind closed doors of public elementary, middle, and high schools. One does not choose which high school is best for one’s personality, nor should they expect to. Finally, after 18 long years, the doors open, and the caged student is free to see the real world for the first time. College offers this immaculate entry into the real world, and students are finally free to choose where they wish to go. Should they go to a public college, or a private college....   [tags: comparative, college, university]

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What Exactly is the Typical American Family

- For numerous years now, when we think of the typical American family, our thoughts often go to the suburbs. We picture a family with a father, mother and the average 2.5 children. This ideal family most likely has it's roots in the 1950's. After World War II,, there was a significant move from urban and rural areas to the newly formed suburbs. A substantial part of this move can be attributed to the low interest mortgage loans supplied by the GI bill, signed into law in 1944.1 There was also another significant change coming to the American family, the television set....   [tags: ideal family, suburbs, urban areas, millenials]

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Private Schools vs. Public Schools

- (Thrust for Educational Leadership 1999) wrote: Voucher proponents claim that public school educators could learn a lot from private schools and their "superior" practices and outcomes. However, a report from the non-partisan Economic Policy Institute has found that the most important variation between schools lays in the type of community in which they are located (affluent, suburban, inner-city), not whether they are private or public. Researchers conducted case studies of eight public and eight private elementary schools in California to determine whether there are any identifiable and transferable private school practices that public schools can adopt to improve student outcomes....   [tags: Education]

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A Raisin in the Sun

- In 1959, American Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev came together at the American National Exhibition in Moscow, a “showcase of American consumer goods” (May 18), for “one of the most noted verbal sparring matches of the century,” aptly coined the “kitchen debate” (16). As Khrushchev applauded the Communist system and its hardworking women, Nixon “extolled the virtues of the American way of life” (16), emphasizing America’s “successful breadwinners supporting attractive homemakers in affluent suburban homes” (18)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Struggle of the Educational System

- The Struggle of the Educational System It seems as if the American government has struggled to evaluate the current educational system in order to determine if significant social issues, including increasing regional poverty, and declining literacy rates in specific urban regions are related to economic differentiations in the education system. There needs to be more emphasis placed on determining a system that provides greater equity between disadvantaged inner-city schools and wealthier suburban, middle class schools....   [tags: Public Education School Equality Essays]

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Urban City Stereotypes

- Stereotypes of urban cities commonly reflect the portrayal of minorities which they are seen as poor and criminals in comparison to the middle and upper Caucasian class. Such stereotypes are an effect of environmental racism. However, to divert from the spread of negative and racist stereotypes, the local government must reflect a better city. In this paper, I am going to explain the benefits of new regionalism in relation to urban cities and minorities. Having influence from Manuel Pastor and Myron Orfield, minorities need attention from their local government to better their lives....   [tags: Urbanization]

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Why Suburbs are bad for United States Health

- A common definition of a suburb is a community in an outlying section of a city or, more commonly, a nearby, politically separate municipality with social and economic ties to the central city. In the 20th cent., particularly in the United States, population growth in urban areas has spilled increasingly outside the city limits and concentrated there, resulting in large metropolitan areas where the populations of the suburbs taken together exceed that of the central city. As growth of the suburbs continues, cost of labor for common suburban housing drops increasingly low....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Smart Growth Initiative in the Face of NJ Landscape Change

- Smart Growth Initiative in the Face of NJ Landscape Change The face of the American landscape has undergone a period of fantastic change in recent decades. With an expanding population and innumerable opportunities for economic and physical growth, urban centers and sprawling suburbs have pushed farther and farther into outlying areas causing pressures and development on previously untouched, natural lands. New Jersey has become, in many ways, the focus in dealing with issues of sprawl and development within its relatively small space....   [tags: Urban Sprawl New Jersey Essays]

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An Examination of American Female Adolescents

- African American female adolescence (who live in urban areas) compared to female caucasion female adolescence (who live in suburban areas) have a lot of differences amongst themselves. Among adults and children has increased dramatically in the past 20 years to reach epidemic proportions, and health care costs of excessive weight are estimated at more than $98 billion a year. In a previous study investigating risk factors for cardiovascular disease in a poor, rural county in Tennessee, the authors found that morbid African American female adolescence (who live in urban area) compared to caucasion female adolescence (who live in suburban areas was 6 times more common in urban African-American...   [tags: Sociology]

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Experimental Study Comparing two Chicago Based Hospitals for Patient Care and Readmission

- How do we improve the quality and efficiency of health care within the U.S. with a special emphasis on improving coordination of care within hospitals. Policy Alternatives Examine the rate of hospital readmissions Across the U.S., many Medicare beneficiaries rely on hospitals servicing low-income areas for their care, placing additional financial pressure upon the institution. It is reported that each year within the U.S. one of five Medicare recipients returns to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, roughly costing the program $18 billion (Mittler et al., 2013)....   [tags: Healthcare, Hospitals, Medicare]

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Fahrenheit 451 and the Dark Side of Mass Culture and Consumerism

- Fahrenheit 451, a novel written during the 20th century, highlighted the faults of advertising in American marketing. With the emersion of the television, advertising agencies drastically gained popularity and income. “J. Walter Thompson Co… saw its billings increase from $78 million in 1945 to $172 million in 1955 and $250 million by 1960” (“Advertising Age”). Explain. Through the novel Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury cautions that constant simplifications displayed through visual advertising only help to further mass conformity....   [tags: Ray Bradbury]

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Why The Average Mean Annual Income Is Greater Than $ 45000.

- Your manager has speculated the following: a. the average (mean) annual income was greater than $45,000. Ans: The claim is that the average mean annual income was greater than $45,000. Let μ be the population average mean annual income, x ̅ be the sample mean average income and σ be the population standard deviation of income. Thus here we want to check, H0: μ ≤ 45against H1: μ > 45; units are taken in $1000. Notice that the alternative is one sided therefore it is a one tail test. Since the total sample size is 50 (and we know if the sample size is >30 we can consider it as a large sample using CLT thus can use a Z test instead of t test) so here the Z test need to be applied, more exactl...   [tags: Statistical hypothesis testing, Statistics]

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Is There a Correlation Between Pollutants and House Sparrow Decline?

- Is there a correlation between pollutants and House Sparrow decline. Introduction Looking at recent studies and academic research, I am attempting to find a link in pollution, and the declining House Sparrow (passer domesticus) populations world-wide. A number of hypotheses have been proposed to explain the population decline of the house sparrow in urban areas. These include lack of food, particularly aphids, which adults feed to nestlings, pollution from vehicles running on unleaded fuel, increased predation by domestic cats or sparrow hawks (Accipiter nisus), cleaner streets providing reduced foraging opportunities, loss of nesting sites, particularly under the eaves and in the roofs of...   [tags: environmental effects, ecology]

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Jane Jacob’s The Life and Death of American Cities

- History is regarded as imperative in our understanding of the social attitudes and contex¬¬t on how design function within society and by evaluating these values, we are able to create room for possibilities and changes. In Jane Jacob’s publication of “The Death and Life American Cities,” in 1962, she undermines the conventions of urban planning that bought prominence to New Urbanism movement, playing a pivotal role in today’s planning of the cities at the advent of environmentalism. In parallel to this, with the increased awareness of environmentalism that arose in the 1960s, the bicycle presents itself as an object of opposition to car-centric society as a green alternative, which embodies...   [tags: New Urbanism Movement]

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Losing Time in Life: The Swimmer by John Cheever

- Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, once declared “Lost time is never found again.” This quote ties to the meaning of how people frequently let time seep through their hands. John Cheever’s "The Swimmer" portrays this through the eyes of suburban man Neddy. Neddy is the average ‘Joe’ of most suburban households. Life in suburbia is repetitive in most scenarios, and humans can easily get lost in the monotonous adventure known aslife. Time leaks away from his figure, and he is not sure of he is the one changing too fast, or the world around him....   [tags: cyclic human experience, symbolism]

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Black Female Principals On The Context Of Educational Institutions

- In the following I will discuss three salient limitations to this study. First, the purpose of this qualitative study is not to generalize its findings. Rather, this study desires to inform the work of three black female principals in the context of educational institutions: specifically, how they navigate in leadership roles. Second, the design and focus of the study desired to understand how school leaders understood the so-called achievement gap and their use of data based decisions to narrow the gaps....   [tags: High school, Education, Higher education, Teacher]

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Blame The System Vs. Blaming The Members Of Society

- One Sided Struggle Objective: Blaming the system vs. blaming the members of society In the Saskatoon Metropolitan area of the city, there seems to be more of an interest in home ownership, as opposed to the Confederation Suburban Center in Saskatoon. According to the Saskatoon census 2011, home ownership in the Metropolitan area is at 69.2% vs. homeownership in the Confederation Suburban Center at 34.1%. The population in each of these areas are also significantly different, and according to the 2011 census there is about a 1% difference in unemployment rate....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Safeway Inc.]

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On Suburvanization and the Invention of the City

- ... Because of this, many of the cities deteriorated and there was a decrease in the city’s tax base and overall funding sources. As for race, racial segregation was prevalent prior to suburbanization, however, suburbanization exacerbated racism where minorities resided in cities and everyone else moved out to the suburbs. Eventually, living in the suburbs became expensive. This can be explained by von Thünen’s model where the price of transportation goes up, the distance from the city increases because there are more developments, and rent increases in the suburban areas....   [tags: urbanism and living]

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The Effects of World War II on America

- World war II began as a military disagreement in Europe in September of 1939 however spread throughout the world in the following years, with much of the war in Europe, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. The war in Europe came to an end in the summer of 1945 and the war in the pacific came to an end when Japan surrendered in September of 1945, with a projected 50 million people who lost their lives throughout the war. The years succeeding World War II is considered a period of social and economic development, America had won the war and was on its way to being a supremely confident world power....   [tags: social, economic, communism]

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The End of Large Department Stores and Malls

- The biggest department stores in the mid-1960s were Macy's, Hudson's, and Marshall Field. Hudson's had 25 floors; two of its four below-ground floors were basement stores, where 60 departments did up to 25% of the store's business. At its peak in mid-century, Hudson's employed over 12,000 employees and welcomed 100,000 shoppers a day. Hudson’s even had its own telephone exchange (Capitol), and the nation's third largest switchboard, with only by the Pentagon and the Bell System larger. Across all major cities, the downtown department stores were enormous, with elevators and escalators....   [tags: Shopping, Internet]

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The Failure of Public Education in America

- What is the real meaning behind (NCLB) No Child left behind, what is the main purpose. The NCLB was put in place to give students the chance to receive a fair education no matter what the race, gender, income background, or even if they have a disability. It is made up of four major parts accountability, flexibility, research-based education, and parent options. Students are to be tested on their math and reading/language arts from the 3rd grade to the 8th grade only being tested once while attending high school within the four years....   [tags: no chilld left behind]

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Effective Tactics to Reduce Juvenile School Shootings

- ... According to these statistics, it is irrational to deny the fact that gun possession and use are more prevalent among juveniles. The studies performed to examine the relationship between gang membership and gun behaviors have been well documented. According to Thornberry et al. (2003), existing research has “uniformly found that gang members are more likely to be involved in criminal activity than their non-gang counterparts, especially serious crime such as gun violence”. Gang membership has been shown to “intensify delinquent behavior in ways that exceeds the simple effects” of association with delinquent peers....   [tags: tougher gun control laws, violent crimes]

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Analysis Of Boyz N ' The Hood

- Coming from a middle class family, I have always had a sense of awareness about money. From a young age it was brought to my attention that, ultimately, the more money you have the nicer life you can afford. Although I questioned whether or not money can buy one happiness--it became evident to me as I grew up that-- it can provide one with a better quality of life. I have seen Boyz n’ the Hood numerous times, but I did not realize the significance of it until recently. Boyz n’ the Hood accurately shows how hard it is for a person to escape an impoverished lifestyle when they are born into poor circumstances....   [tags: Poverty, Cycle of poverty, Middle class]

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The American Culture of the 1950s

- As World War Two came to a close, a new American culture was developing all across the United States. Families were moving away from crowded cities into spacious suburban towns to help create a better life for them during and after the baby boom of the post-war era. Teenagers were starting to become independent by listing to their own music and not wearing the same style of clothing as their parents. Aside from the progress of society that was made during this time period, many people still did not discuss controversial issues such as divorce and sexual relations between young people....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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‘The Feminine Mystique’ by Betty Friedan

- The Feminine Mystique, by Betty Friedan, London, Victor Gollancz LTD, 1963, 410 pp., ISBN 0-575-00951-9 ‘The Feminine Mystique’, first published in the year of 1963, is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential books in the 20th century as well as in the history of feminism. (Fox, 2006) The book signals the beginning of the second wave of the feminist movement as feminism literature to illustrate and analyse female problems in 1960s America. (Fox, 2006) At the same time, it is a declaration to proclaim an era in which American women strove towards the equality that females refused to be subordinate to patriarchal ideology anymore....   [tags: Book Review, Literary Analysis]

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Public Parks and Enlargement of Towns

- “America’s great pioneer landscape architect” that is what Frederick Law Olmsted was called. His paper encouraged three great moral vitalities: the first being public health; by having trees to purify the air and to reduce water pollution, the second is fighting urban wrongdoing especially among poor children, the last was improving the purpose of civilisation by providing services and resources that are available to all. He also focuses on the relationship between the built environment and the natural one....   [tags: landscape, architecture, public health]

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Gwen Harwood 's Original Writing

- The idea of having many different aspects of human experience is central to Gwen Harwood’s anthology of Selected Poems. In her works, Harwood explores many specific situations and circumstances associated with encountering human experiences; from childhood pleasures, innocence, emotion, celebration and passion, to the dullness and misery of domestic suburban life. Harwood utilizes a range of characters in her writing, adopting personas and pseudonyms in order to transform what may be seen as often very personal and private experiences into universal facets of human existence....   [tags: Mother, Personal life, Poetry, Gender role]

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Suburbia: Inappropriate Growing Environment

- Suburbia: Inappropriate Growing Environment There's a reason people go to school in their youth rather than after they get older. It's because the childhood years are the ones during which the potential for learning is the greatest. Youths' impressionable minds have far less trouble picking up important concepts like mathematics and grammar than do adults'--in fact, young minds seem oftentimes to learn automatically or accidentally. It stands to reason, therefore, that adults should take advantage of that impressionability to educate the leaders of the future in areas such as art, basic economy, and interpersonal behavior while their chances of learning are still so great....   [tags: Suburbs Education Learning Essays]

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Urban Sprawl and Wildlife

- The conquering and development of natural land has in the past, been seen as a mark of human civilization. In the United States, our progress is often measured by growth and development, but should this be re-examined. There are many opinions on the subject of urban sprawl and its effects on wildlife, but one thing is for certain, we are expanding. From 1955 to 2005, urban and suburban areas grew by 300%, however, the population only increased by 75% over the same period (Ewing, Kostyack and Chen)....   [tags: Wildlife]

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Decentralization: Urban Core Development

- INTRODUCTION In observing the landscape of urban core development today, our thoughts reflect on a time when central cities were the primary place for large populations. Central cities or Central Business Districts (CBD) consisted of the employment centers (factories and manufacturing), public shopping, and entertainment venues that attracted the majority of the workforce population during the period of the last 1800s through the late 1930s. Being in close proximity (most times walking distance) to these employment centers, (via electric streetcar or horse drawn buggy) made the decision of establishing residency easy for a deprived workforce....   [tags: metropolitan population, entertainment venues]

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Savage Inequalities by Jonathan Kozol

- Savage Inequalities, written by Jonathan Kozol, shows his two-year investigation into the neighborhoods and schools of the privileged and disadvantaged. Kozol shows disparities in educational expenditures between suburban and urban schools. He also shows how this matter affects children that have few or no books at all and are located in bad neighborhoods. You can draw conclusions about the urban schools in comparison to the suburban ones and it would be completely correct. The differences between a quality education and different races are analyzed....   [tags: Education Poverty Public Schools]

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Segregated School Systems

- History has been said to always repeat itself no matter what situation it is. Segregation was an issue in the early and mid-1900s. Over a hundred years later and America is still facing the same issue. Currently, about 75% of all schools are segregated. This is not intentional; it has a huge part to do with family income status, city vs suburban and public vs private. Most inner city public schools are attended by majority African American rather than Caucasian while suburban public schools are primarily Caucasian rather than African American....   [tags: history, civil rights, education]

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Human Geography: Overpopulation

- ... As a consequence of poverty, the inhabitants also experience a lower quality of life due to their incapability to afford any kind of health care. Overpopulation can be extremely detrimental to the health of a nation. Overpopulation can be addressed, however. Three steps that can be taken to defend a country from the consequences of overpopulation are education, family planning, as well as government programs. Education would include informing the public of the responsibilities of parenthood: not only should a parent be morally and ethically responsible while raising a child, but they should be financially responsible before and while raising a child as well....   [tags: poverty, crime, conflict]

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Erick Fishl´s Scarsdale Painting

- Eric Fishl’s Scarsdale is a painting that is done on three canvases. When placed together, they appear to make one whole picture. The focal point of the painting is the woman, dressed in a white gown and veil. It appears that she is wearing a wedding dress, since the dress is white and includes a veil. To the left is a cat and to the right is a dog. The woman represents the focal point, not only because she is the largest figure in the painting, but also because everything else is slightly in darkness....   [tags: Art, paintings]

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Hot and Cool Continued: An an Analysis of Hillary Clinton’s & Elizabeth May's Campaign Ad

- Hot and Cool Continued: An an Analysis of Hillary Clinton’s & Elizabeth May’s Campaign Ad Thesis: After analysis of their local campaign videos, although Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth May could, overall, be characterized as hot candidates, Elizabeth May’s degree (hot or cool) varies depending on the ground of audience viewing the campaign video: Those who know or already support her would view her appearance, personality, and message as hot while those who do not would view them as cool. Introduction: Hot and Cool Revisited In the late 1950’s, communications theorist, Marshall McLuhan, developed a classification scheme to categorize past, existing, and future media: cool or hot....   [tags: local political campaign videos]

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The End Of Suburbi Oil Depletion And The Collapse Of The American Dream

- Last semester, one of my sociology professor 's showed us a documentary called The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream. It 's a Canadian documentary that was released in 2004 and it won quite a few awards. One of the main subjects this documentary talks about is the "peak oil" phenomenon. According to many geoscientists, geologists and others members of the scientific community, we are at the peak of our oil production. After this peak, we should start to see production drop as the oil becomes harder to extract and refine....   [tags: Petroleum, Peak oil, Suburb, Fossil fuel]

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