"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today" (Richardson 382). One of the most amazing things people have dreamt to obtain is the “American Dream”. It is so profound in all the things it can symbolize. It is freedom, justice, but most of all, it is a hope for a better way of life. The immigrants who made the long and dangerous voyage to America wanted their children to have experiences that they never got to experience, one of those things being to have an education. Education has been so important and cherished for many years now. Without it, usually meant a mediocre job was imminent. Without it, people will not be using their full potential. Without it, the American Dream is not
America’s education system is one of the most respectable, reputable and sought after commodities in our society, but it is also the most overcrowded, discriminatory, and controversial system ever established. Most people yearn for a higher education because it 's what 's expected in this society in order to get ahead. It means a better job, more money, power, prestige and a sense of entitlement. But this system has let down the children that are supposed to benefit from it. Education discriminates against minorities, and poorer class students are not expected nor encouraged to attain a higher education. The education system is set up to ensure that every child get a basic
In the United States, many families are currently being affected by the Dream Act’s failure to pass. The Dream Act would have given many undocumented children the ability to have a pathway to citizenship. The Dream Act believed in the importance of social support within the family by supporting family unification. However, due to its failure to pass, millions of undocumented children are now at risk of being deported and having their families divided. Although the U.S. government created a new policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), it is not providing immigrants with the same opportunity. DACA instead give undocumented people the opportunity to not be deported for a maximum of three years, but will never become a pathway to permanent citizenship. The Dream Act and DACA ultimately affects the physiological, emotional, and mental health of the immigrants who reside within the U.S.
Earning an education could cost you for your entire life, especially if you do not apply for the various types of financial aid. After earning their degree, several students do not earn enough money with the field they have chosen to pay off their debt, making the degree seem pointless. Families that pay for their children’s tuition often wonder, like Linda Lee, if their child is getting what they pay for. Parents pay for the tuition because they do not want their children to miss out on the “college experience.” However, when their child fails to make the right decisions or simply acts their age, it leaves the family wondering if they have made a
Being born of 2 immigrant parents, who work menial jobs and have no education has always had its weight on me. Neither one of my parents are high school graduates and no one in my family has obtained a collegiate education. I have been able to experience first hand how difficult a life with no education is. I recall other students sharing how their parents provided aid with their homework and read to them, knowing I did not get to experience that made me gloomy. I had no other choice but to learn everything on my own and then attempt to teach my parents. This peculiar lifestyle has pushed me harder in academics and has given me a genuine appreciation for the value of an education.
Although the issue of immigration policy has been at the center of political debates, largely discussed in the media and newspapers, no one has yet found a solution to this ill-defined problem, that would comply with the America’s core values. While I think the immigration policy does need a reform, the solution to this problem certainly is not a deportation of all undocumented residents.
A social policy that was discussed in the capstone project is the Dream Act. Higher education is a right in which every one should obtain. However, in the United States some politicians and appointed officials believe that the right to higher education should be given to only legal citizens. The Dream Act is the first legislative that was introduced to give the undocumented individuals a way through citizenship. Dream stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. The Act is a legislation prepared by both the Democrats and Republicans that would allow marginalized students who grew up in the United States a chance to provide to this country by serving in the U.S armed forces or pursuing a higher education. This Act applies to those brought to the U.S as minors by their parents and who know no other home. It is stated by politicians that this Act is good for the U.S economy, security, and for the entire nation. That’s why the DREAM Act has long appreciated bipartisan support. It’s restricted, directed legislation that will allow only the best and brightest young people to earn their legal status after a difficult and lengthy process (the white house, 2010).
Since early in the 17th century, immigrants from different places on over the world have come to America to seek for freedom and opportunities. They have contributed in a large portion of the United States’ economy as well as culture. As a result, the impacts on American communities have turned into arguable issues, and one of them comes from educational field, the DREAM Act. In a simple way, DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is a program that offers permanent legal status to illegal immigrants up to age 35 who arrived in the United States before age 16, resided in the U.S. for at least five years, graduated from high school and completed two years of college or honorable military service. Standing on both sides to consider the its influences, the questions of either The DREAM Act has a positive or negative effect on America’s college and whether or not it should be passed are still vague between controversial opinions.
In the United States, there are countless affected families due to the Dream Act’s failure to pass. The Dream Act would have given many undocumented children the ability to have a pathway to citizenship. Proponents of The Dream Act believed in the social support within the family by supporting family unification. However, due to its failure to pass, millions of undocumented children are now at risk of being extradited and having their families separated. Although the U.S. government created a new policy known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), it is not providing immigrants with the same opportunity. DACA, instead, gives undocumented people the opportunity to not be deported for two years, but will never become a pathway to permanent citizenship or relief for their families. The Dream Act and DACA eventually affect the physiological, emotional, and mental health of the immigrants who live in the U.S.
Educational Researcher by Gloria Ladson-Billings looked into the ratio between education and achievement and what the gap was between them and how to fix it. According to an interview with strict economist Professor Emeritus Robert Haveman of the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Economics he makes it clear by stating that “ In order to reduce the debt or gap in one being achievement you must then close the gap of the other being education” Ladson-Billings also goes on to recognize the parallel between not only your economic status when it comes to education but how well your parents did before you among many other things including your health along with your overall well being playing a factor into your education ( Ladson-Billings, Oct 2006, P 5). Additionally the first teachers of a student are their parents whom in the home are responsible for teaching their children the basic fundamentals they must adhere to within society in order to navigate throughout life.Thus giving them many opportunities to experience cultural and life development (Wilburn, Smith & Hill-Carter, 2013, P 242). This research ties into chapter three of our book where education is discussed and one such topic that Michael’s remarks upon would be annual family incomes and how depending on what is made shows what the students of the
Policies are pivotal implementations put in place by the government on local, state, and federal levels. There are endless amounts of policies enacted by the American government, with many of these policies directly influencing the lives of citizens. As the 2016 Presidential Election draws near, understanding the policies projected by each presidential candidate is essential to making an educated decision when it comes to voting for the future condition of the United States. The two primary candidates for the upcoming election, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton propose policies and plans that are in opposition to one another. One of the policies that is receiving a great deal of attention in the media right now is the issue of immigration. This issue poses a difficult question regarding how to address the presence of illegal immigrants in the United States. On one hand, immigration supports the rights of immigrants, but on the other hand, this policy limits opportunities for Americans. Due to my lack of knowledge in the area of immigration, I have decided to further investigate this issue in order to understand how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton plan to address immigration if they are elected to office. Each candidate has plentiful ideas regarding immigration that will result in a number of benefits and/or consequences for both Americans and immigrants. Besides solely looking at the positions held by the
Students from all over the United States are told all through their life that they need to attend college if they ever want to be successful, however, this is far from the truth. Often schools are culprits for driving students to attend money driven colleges, in other cases it is family. While schools all too often make the push on students to continue their schooling, parents can cause the same situation, as they may not have a degree and be working a low-paying factory job. Now kids already don’t want to be like their parents when they get older, so seeing them suffer in poverty or barely above the poverty line can cause some dissatisfaction, further seeking a degree to live a life that they never got. What many
Money cannot buy happiness, but it can buy education. In this great country of ours, education is not a privilege it is a right. All children are given the opportunity to a free education. An education that should allow them to become high school graduates, 21st Century scholars, and prepare them as leaders to sustain this nation. What happens though when this is not the future for all children? The problem at hand is not all children are receiving the same educational opportunities. Not all children graduate from high school and not all lead successful careers as adults. Why is this the outcome for some and not others?
Everyone has a dream or a goal of what they want to be when they grow up. Yet it is up to each individual to live up to their dreams and accomplish them. In order to help accomplish them, education is needed. In the United States, the education system is ranked towards the bottom of the ladder in standardized test score rankings. How can this be? It is because the education system is taken for granted. In other countries that outrank the United States, education is not readily available to just anyone. In many cases, it is unaffordable for families to send their children to school, so they instead send them to work in factories and other means of employment. In the United States, education is free to all, thanks to taxes, and even in some cases colleges can be easily affordable through financial aid, scholarships, and loans. Residents of other countries often come or strive to come here to get an education. America has the most universities than any other nation. People who arrive here to learn from overseas appreciate what is being offered here because they know they are better off here than back at home. On the other hand, people from my age group often dread going to school and look for any excuse to cut class. There are so many opportunities in America,
America is often enamored of itself as the champion of equality in every aspect of its society; however, this is often not the case. This is true in every aspect of life, but is very evident specifically in the American education system. Although America claims to give an equal education to all, regardless of any external factors, economic class often plays a role in what type and how good of an education a student may receive. Since education is the basis for future success, this inequity resulting from socioeconomic status implies that this is where inequality in everyday life starts, and that the system generates this inequality. If this is true, then one might ask, what then is the purpose of education? If economic class predetermines