Why I Attend College Is Not Just For Gain Knowledge But For The Poor From Poverty

1815 Words Nov 4th, 2015 8 Pages
In the past education was considered a great equalizer, being able to lift the poor from poverty and allowing them to have a better economic future. The access to education in the past was easier. Today the less fortunate have a harder time acquiring an education. People are told that if they are well educated, they will have a bright future and succeed in their lives. The main reason why people attend college is not just to gain knowledge but to make money. The children from rich families tend to do better in schools. The children from good economic status have greater opportunities in their lifetime even if they do less effort than their low income peers do. Higher education is getting more expensive every year. As a young Latina mother raised in a low income home, I know the privileges and disadvantages I have for who I am and where I am from. My parents have always inculcated my sibling and me that education is important, that the United States is the land of opportunities where if you believe it you can achieve it. They taught us that to be well educated can take us to great places, and not just to gain money, but joy for ourselves. The education system is unfair to low income students because they are not given the same opportunity and the resources that their upper class peers do. (Tavernise,DeParle) Over the past decades the achievement gap between white and black students has narrowed, but the gap between poor and rich students has grown a lot during the same…

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