In this 27-second video, I’m giving you a reason to be interested in my research on mentorship programs for high school dropouts. I give you the numbers on the extremely large dropout rates in the United
MURDER is MURDER if you killed someone you are guilty. Though all of these police officers, WHITE men were not found guilty,… very ironic. Black lives is a movement for more than the recent mass killings of young black men, it is for unfair everyday treatment and justice served to ALL Black LIves, as would of another race. I believe that you…[Read more]
I am satisfied with your post “Teens Dating Violence,” because your article provided a perspective, with statistics and opinions.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ Adults should help adolescent because adolescent are almost becoming adult and if they continue going through this since they’…[Read more]
Aleah, I found your piece quite interesting. I believe another possible solution would be lowering college tuition. I wrote a more in depth essay a few weeks back dealing with this same issue if you wanted to look at that. Good luck with your research journey 🙂
Aleah, I would agree with you that today education to some people seems like great equalizer in today’s society, but a number of students are now suggesting the education system may not be doing its job in effectively after post graduation.
Stanford Research Examines Test Scores
A number recent studies have indicated the gap between rich and poor is widening all the way up the academic ladder. While it is no secret that students coming from wealthy families tend to perform better in school, what is concerning is the fact that the inequality actually seems to be getting worse, rather than stabilizing. According to Sean Reardon, an associate professor of education at Stanford, the gap has steadily grown over the past 50 years, according to his research.
“We had expected the relationship between family income and children’s test scores to be pretty stable over time,” Reardon told the Stanford University News. “But the fact that the gap has grown substantially, especially in the last 25 years, was quite surprising, striking and troubling.”
Reardon’s research involved the study of student test scores beginning in 1960 through 2007. Twelve data sets were used to compare families in the 90th income percentile to those in the 10th income percentile. Reardon discovered that the gap between the two widened by as much as 40 percent throughout that time frame. Today, the income gap is nearly twice the gap in test scores between black and white students..
I would also agree with you that counselors and college advisors should have the best knowledge and ways to help students navigate through the college process and even helping them when trying to stabilize themselves in a job career.
I believe this is a very important topic that we need to fix, and get everyone an education. I think your ideas are great to have more professional counselors and advisors, although I believe that will only help for leaving college and getting a job in the real world. I think we need to focus more getting low income families into college and the main reason they do not go to school is because of cost. Colleges can cost a lot of money, even community colleges, and low income families would struggle to pay for it. In the late 1800’s, early 1900’s, the University of California Berkley, was free admittance along with other colleges, there for more kids were going to college because they were able to. If we can find a way for either affordable for all or free college, to low income families, we can fix this issues and help them get jobs and support themselves and their families. I really like you have to say, hope to see more about it.
While I think this is an important topic, many people do not talk about it. It is great you are trying to find statistics for community college graduates with proper paying/ sustainable jobs, I think it would also be interestig to look at the percent of community college attendees that are recruited by larger schools for athletics, and then go on to athletic based careers. I have heard and read many stories about young athletes attending Junior Colleges and Community colleges to further improve their skills or even to gain the means to attend a stronger University with more credentials. The following are articles that could support my idea as well as your thesis:
Hi Aleah! Great points stated in your post. I agree that college should be more affordable, and that low-income people of color do not always have the best circumstances when talking about a college. I believe the first step actually starts with Elementary school. Public schools are governed mostly by the state, so states regulate the amount of certification needed to be a teacher, to build a school, location, bus stops, etc. With that said, many low-income families are not provided with a good baseline education, which then does not set them up for success in their middle, and high school. I would look into the certifications and locations of public schools, and follow-up with their test stats.
I am fascinated by the realism in your post, “Institutional Racism,” because it made me realize the racist factor that I live by on a day to day.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ While anyone can turn the other cheek when someone makes a rude comment based on their race, or they can “sticks and stones” it, instituti…[Read more]
I am inspired by your article, “Can people change?,” because your theory on individual thoughts being able to shape our personality is a memo I live by everyday, positive thoughts means a positive day.
One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ In conclusion, “Thoughts have power.” And no matter what your personality is, it ca…[Read more]
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