Living the American Dream Through Education.

Living the American Dream Through Education.

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Higher education was esteemed by my family in this manner. I am seeking after an advanced education to hold the estimations of my family in higher respect. The American dream is not as simple to reach as it appears. Heading off to college, working hard, and graduating with a degree in your preferred field doesn't mean you’re nearer to the American dream.

What is the American dream? It is the open door for thriving and achievement. The motivation behind my advanced education is to extend my brain and to discover my energy in my preferred field. As indicated by Richard Kalhlenberg in his article ““ The Purposes of Higher Education,” write that 82% of those from higher-income families get a bachelor’s degree by age 24, compared with just 8% from low-income families according to those statistics, that percent is only a bit higher for middle class families being that it is likely that 82% of students descended from a wealthy background will indeed pursue and earn a bachelor’s degree by age 24. To the extent the American dream, it is conceivable to acquire however it is not a simple street to travel.

The American Dream is lived by few, and coveted by numerous. The fantasy itself comprises of belonging and status, for example the auto you claim or the position held at the occupation you work and the territory you live in. They will choose how excessive there house will be and conveniences inside, and to incorporate where their kids go to class, this school will be viewed as one of the best in their general vicinity.

In a democracy a higher education can allow you to become one of the great American leaders, according to Richard kahlenburg The purposes of Higher EducationThomas Jefferson famously wanted the United States to be led by a “natural aristocracy of “virtue and talent” rather than an “artificial aristocracy” based on wealth and birth. And a system of free public education, coupled with accessible higher education, was critical, in his view, to producing America’s leaders.”. With that being said someone who peruses a higher education is more likely to become one of Americas great leaders although there not from a wealthy background. You can still dream beyond your means and live your dreams.

The American dream is what you want it to be. While seeking after advanced education I will discover my energy and reason in life. Whatever it will be, it will be for me and I will work at it to the best of my capacity. It is essential for me to do this in light of the fact that later on I try to be a built up person. One day, I will be the individual that somebody will turn upward to. As a result of me, they will realize that information is brilliant. The American dream for me is Higher education.

The skills you achieve in college will take you to places that you would have never envisioned you would go to. Higher education is something that is esteemed by me, and I can dare to dream the same for those inside my era. Regardless of what my wage level you may have is. I will prevail in my quest for advanced education. I will live my American dream.


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Yes, I Want To Be A Teacher

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Yes, I want to be a teacher. Yes, I know what the salary of a teacher is like. Yes, I know that people will view my future career as “easy.” No, I would not want any other job in the world.

I am sure that I am not the only future educator who has had enough with hearing all the critiques about becoming a teacher; we are tired of hearing all the negative aspects because it’s obvious that the positives will ALWAYS outweigh those judgemental negative comments.

So, why do I want to be a teacher? I am sure that I speak for many other future teachers when I say that I am not doing it for the salary, benefits, or even the summer vacation (although that is a great plus!).

I want to be a teacher because I will be able to wake up on Mondays and actually be excited. Saturday and Sunday will be a nice break to relax, but I know that I will be ready to fill up my apple-shaped mug with coffee on Monday morning and be ready for a day full of laughs and new lessons for my students for the upcoming week.

I want to be a teacher because I get to have an impact on tomorrow's leaders. No, I don’t mean that I’m predicting my future student to be the president of the United States (but, hey, that would be a pretty cool accomplishment). I mean that I have the job to help students recognize that they have the power to be a leader in and out of the classroom.

I want to be a teacher because I don’t want an easy day. Challenges are what push me to greatness and success. Although many people think teaching is an easy profession, I know that it isn’t easy. It’s very hard, every day at every moment. But it is worth it when a student finally understands that math problem that stumped them for awhile and they have a huge smile from ear to ear.

I want to be a teacher because I want to work with kids. I mean, come on, what else is greater than a kid having fun and you’re the reason why? A picture might be worth a thousand words, but a child being excited and having fun while learning is worth a million.

I want to be a teacher because I don’t want a high salary. If I really cared about making a six-figure income, I would have chosen a different profession. Teaching is not about the check that I bring home every week or two, it’s about what I learn and the memories that I make; the memories that I get to share with my family at dinner that night.

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I want to be a teacher because there is nothing else in this world that I’d rather do for the rest of my life. Sure, there may be other jobs that are rewarding in more ways. But to me, nothing can compare to the view of a classroom with little feet swinging back and forth under a desk from a student learning how to write their ABCs.

Teaching may not be seen as the perfect profession for everyone, but it is the perfect profession for me.

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