By Angelina Rossi
Picture this: You're 34 years old and you work at the McDonald's across the street from your house. Your job is miserable. You work 12 hours a day with only one lunch break. Adding on to that, you receive a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, barely enough to keep your family of 5 up and running. Thankfully, your wife/husband is a store owner and you have enough money then. Now do the math. You'll be working this job for probably another 30 years. This miserable job. You wish that you could change that. You could always go to college but you have nowhere near enough money for that. This is an example of limited education. Limited education is when a person is not allowed to attend school or does not have proper education. In this presentation, you will learn the answers to three questions. 1st, how could we make college free, and why is it important? 2nd what are some countries with school discrimination and how do they have it? 3rd what are some similarities and differences between USA schooling and schooling in other countries? (Some cool facts, too.)
QUESTION 1: COLLEGE, HOW CAN WE MAKE IT FREE AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
If we had free college then it would help reduce limited eduction for people who can't afford college. Maybe you can go to college for free??? But, never mind that isn't an option. You might be able to find a free online college but you don't learn good that way. Some colleges have free tuition...
Has anyone ever thought of free college??? It would be possible, but we would have to raise our property taxes and some people might not be happy about that. Eventually it would be paying almost the same amount as you would pay just to be in college. The average costs for books and supplies at a public college for 4 years is about $1,200 per year. Besides books and supplies, you probably will have to pay for tuition, housing, food and maybe transportation, other living expenses and other additional college fees. People with college education usually will live longer, have better health,keep your job and enjoy it and you will have better pay.
MY OPINION ON FREE COLLEGE
I think that it would be cool to do but it would take a lot of hard work to change. I also think that, it might not be the best idea. We also need people who don't go to college to work at places like McDonald's and Target when nobody else will. It almost builds a better economy the way we have it now.
QUESTION 2: WHAT ARE SOME COUNTRIES WITH SCHOOL DISCRIMINATION AND HOW DO THEY DO IT?
There are some people who can't go to school even if they want to or can pay for it. This is called discrimination. Discrimination in schools happens all over the world. In fact, it used to happen in the United States too!!! Why is there discrimination? There is actually a Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In article 1 and 2 it states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights which should translate to no discrimination. Also in article 26, it states, most importantly, that everyone has the right to education, so how is it even possible to have discrimination? We would just be breaking the declaration. Here are some countries with school discrimination.
#1 is the USA
- some people can't go to school or participate in certain activities because they speak English as a second language
- years ago, people with different skin colors and women were discriminated against
#2 is Bolivia
- women are often the victims of discrimination
- 13% of adult women in Bolivia can't read or write
#3 is Pakistan
- there is discrimination towards girls in schools
- there is discrimination towards girls going to school, largely led by the Taliban
- Malala Yousafzia born in Pakistan on July 12, 1997 she made it clear that she and other girls should have proper education and rights. On October 9th, 2012, she was shot in the left side of her head for her beliefs. She survived the impact and received the Nobel Peace Prize in October of 2014. She is the youngest person to ever receive this award. She now continues to speak out for education rights. (Map of Pakistan below.)
MY OPINION ON SCHOOL DISCRIMINATION
I honestly don't think that discrimination is right. I could understand if it is part of a country's culture for women to not have education, but having violence isn't good. You would think that most countries would want to have good education and smart people, but how can you do that if you have discrimination? You may be telling the smartest person in the universe that they can't go to school. And most discrimination is with girls but in the chart below that wouldn't be smart, seeing that girl's grades are higher in average (at least in the chart, don't worry its not by much).
QUESTION 3: WHAT ARE SOME SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN USA SCHOOLING AND SCHOOLING IN OTHER COUNTRIES?
Did you know that countries all over the world have different ways of education? You probably just know things the way that you learn in your school or school district. Here are some ways that schooling is similar and different in different places.
First let's start with schooling in the USA or America. We have free education from kindergarten through 12th grade. College is not free and is expensive. A while ago, people were discriminated against because of skin color. Finally, every state has their own curriculum for teaching, following on the national curriculum.
Next, let's jump over to Norway. Norway has high-achieving universities. They have good schooling and high skills. Also in Norway, college is free. But, because of all of there school, their property taxes are higher.
In another country such as India, school is free for ages 6-14 so it is not based on grade level. One other thing is that pre-primary is your first required school level and upper primary school is your last required school level, which results in nine years of required education. Children are guaranteed free elementary education by the state.
Another country is Mexico. In Mexico, most children attend primary school, about 60% reach secondary school and only 25% reach higher education. Mexican children read an average of three books a year due to limited education and poverty. Also, only about 45% of Mexicans graduate from high school while 75% of Americans do.
Here Is A Short Viedo On How Limited Education Can Affect You
- So now maybe you've gone to college. You have a good job and you get pretty good pay. It's so good to have money again that you bought all three of your kids the newest i-phone. I hope that you have learned all about limited education and the answers to my three questions: College and how can we make it free and why is it important, what are some countries with discrimination and how do they have it, and finally what are some similarities and differences between the USA and other countries.I hope that limited education never happens to you. :)
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