High Schoolers wait for that
day when they can leave that college, in that white, yellow,
gold, red or whatever color gown to move on to the next
step in their lives. All for that education that thier momma
and family want so bad for them. The only problem is that
it is becoming harder and harder to achieve that dream.
dollar signs involved in getting into college are turning
it more into a nightmare.
The rich get richer and the
poorer get poorer. Thats the way I see it. It is a revolving
door. The success stories of some students who are less
fortunate financially happens the equivalent amount of times
that we see a visit from Hailey's comet. On the other hand,
the more stories for more fortunate students go together
like night and day. "No problem baby. Where do you want
to go? Harvard? Yale? NYU?"
Mothers and fathers have this
discussion about every graduation. To them, it is only a
couple of dollars. Those less fortunate just want to go.
So many are dependent on sports and music scholarships that
making it to college by pure academic merit has become obsolete.
Even those that may work their butts off may still be a
step behind, all while the other guy is driving.
Uneccesary is what it has become.
Why should students have to even pay for an education. I
belive it's a rendition of the past where blacks had to
take tests in order to legally vote, while the administers(the
government) knew fully that the majority, if not all afro-americans
were illiterate. Inner city students are in the same jam,
unfortunately, "there aint no bread or peanut butter."
though it is like that for those inner city students
like myself, I still believe that everyone should be
able to go to school for free. Why not? I mean, I know
there is room and board, and books, but the students
should be able to fend for themselves in terms of these
three things. They could have a nice job around the
campus or something like that to pay off the rent.
Book prices are just as ridiculus
these days. $300? That's a nice Ralph Lauren outift or a
pair of round diamond earrings. When you think of that outfit
and those earrings and that price, books are the last thing
that should come to your mind.
Moreover, the U.S.--maybe even
the world will be a whole ot smarter. With
the opportunity to learn the things that they need to succeed
in life for free, they should be more motivated to achieve
whatever lifestyle they want. More students need a chance.
There are much more bright minds out there than dim ones,
and not all of them have money in their pocket. I would
love to see more ethnic diplomacy, but in today's society
that is much more of a dream than reality.
Last time I checked, financial
aid does help, but how much really? If you are from the
inner city, that's really all you have. You become a charity
case. Like a kidnapped child being held for ransom. Just
to be a doctor, lawyer, architect, video designer. The $129
billion for financial aid is actually aiding the cause,
but that number is also showing just how much need it, and
how much of it that they need.
With the average 4-year private
school going for 21K+, and the public for 5K+, the inner
city need more help than they can get. The wave just continues
to rise, and these students will begin to drown because
they can't buy big enough surfboards.