Some students are required to be on remedial class based on their SAT or ACT performance. The school system defends this move to provide the student with good foundational coursework to allow them to survive college-level coursework, especially in Math and English. But this has been opposed by some saying, the remedial class is the curse on student’s mental health.
Everybody dreams of living the American dream. It is a life of prosperity and freedom, where your rights are respected, and success, fame, and money are within your reach— a life of decency where equal opportunity and equality awaits you. The American dream seems easy to attain with hard work and perseverance as long as you have the skills, ability, or achievement, in spite of what social class you belong to or circumstances you are born with.
Globalization has profoundly affected our lives in many ways we couldn’t imagine from years back. It has caused a significant change from the movement of the economy, protection of the environment, the way we business is done, and how we connect and reach out to people away from us.
It’s already the new millennium, but it feels to me like we are still living in the old times where pyramid rules. People on top of the pyramid, the few elites, rule over those who are working the hardest but still stay at the bottom. Isn’t it time to flip the pyramid?
Can’t we equitably share and enjoy the comfort of being on the higher level?
Lack of education is what dipped people into poverty. Low-income families work so hard to send at least one member of their family to school and finish a college degree. They believe it’s their ticket to a better life. For them, a college degree equates better high-paying jobs and more opportunities.