Essay about The American Dream Not By Johnathan Kozol
1047 Words Nov 16th, 2015 null Page
When it comes to the American dream, there are many different definitions and perceptions of what it is. To some people it is a simple as being in the middle or upper middle class, to others, it is achieving something greater and to the rest, it is completely mythical and unattainable. However, there is one question everyone is asking. How does one achieve the American dream? I define the American dream as the ability to be successful in achieving upward social mobility and there three key qualities namely, opportunity, efficiency and stability in achieving that, but because of the country’s growing inequality, these key qualities have become almost impossible to attain.
First, let us look at opportunity. One can say this is the most essential element to achieving the American dream. Without opportunity, one cannot accomplish anything because there would be nothing to accomplish. That is what the kids in Fremont high school are facing, Lack of opportunity. Fremont highs school is an article written by Johnathan Kozol highlighting the reality of urban high school. He takes us through a day in the life of these less privileged high schoolers and the kinds of conditions they are sent to acquire knowledge in. these kids don’t have the opportunity to experience secondary education like anyone who is not below the poverty line because “America has allowed inequality to grow”(Stiglitz 746) as said by joseph e. Stiglitz in his article, of the 1%, by the 1%,…