Education only takes you so far. I have a Master’s and my family and I are still struggling. It’s to do with some financial mistakes I made (mostly to cover costs of one of my consulting jobs) and some financial hardships that have befallen us (I’m a victim of the housing crash, and I still have a house I can’t sell).
Plus building a school and saying it’s open to all is just the beginning, there are two major issues left to consider:
- You have to get people to go
- You have to get people to pay for it
It’s great that Affirmative Action helped to level the playing field, but what do you do about those families that don’t care about education? Or entire cultures? Whether we want to admit it or not, there’s many cultures who don’t value the power of education (or fear it).
And for those families that do, we all know that Affirmative Action can only take you so far; at some point you’re faced with the reality of paying for your education. Affirmative Action isn’t going to help a kid from the rough part of town pay for that Ivy League education.