Ignacio, Adela, Sierra, Y Diego.
Ignacio, Adela, Sierra, Y Diego.
Hand in hand.
Walking to a place unknown.
Complaining to not go.
Through the open door, lie
so many little faces unknown.
All sitting on a carpet, starring.
Starring as I stand besides mom.
I look up at her and into her eyes,
as my eyes start to water.
I begin to cry.
A unknown lady walked forward.
Speaks in a language so unknown.
They all speak in the language unknown.
But a language I must learn.
She looked at me, pulled me toward
the carpet but I didn't let go of mom.
She asked mom to sit on a chair
in the back of the room.
I didn't want mom to go and
leave me with these unknown people.
But mom letted go and made me understand.
The lady pulled me to sit on the carpet again.
I went and sat down next to my mom's, friend son.
The lady spoke and the children answered her questions,
as I sat there quietly being unknown.
I looked back at mom but she told me to focus.
So I did. Listened and tried to understand the lady.
She went on and on about something I didn't even know.
But then came the fun part. She gave us books with pictures
to color in and some colorful pencils. I got busy.
Then I looked back.
I didn't see my mom.
Didn't know where she was.
Then I ran to the window.
Pushed my face so close.
Tears rolled down my small cheeks.
And there she was, outside.
Walking away from here and
leaving me in a place unknown.
Do go to school and get a really good education; so you can succeed in life.
Don't get below A's in report cards.
Do the right things.
Don't do the wrong things.
Do think before you say something.
Don't say and then think.
Do dress yourself in a nice way.
Don't dress this way.
Do make friends at school.
Don't talk to boys because we won't let you have him.
Do tell boys that you can't love them because your different.
Don't love someone out of your own race or religion.
Do listen to your family and have them first before falling for another.
Don't love any other men besides the one your family picks for you.
Do have a nice heart.
Don't build up a cruel heart.
Do smile everyday.
Don't make mistakes or break rules.
Do listen to your heart and have fun.
Don't forget to life
WITH ALL THESE DO'S AND DON'TS HOW DO YOU EXPECT ME TO FOLLOW THEM ALL AND NOT BREAK RULES!!
The instructor said,
Go home and write
a page tonight.
And let that page come out of you ---
Then, it will be true.
I'm sit here thinking, wondering how to fill up this page.
I'm a girl who's fifteen, born in Bangladesh but now living in Philly.
My parents moved here so my older siblings and I
could get a better education and succeed in life.
I went to Charles R. Drew and now in SLA.
Along the way I've made so many friends that have
changed my life in so many ways. Out of all my
friends there is one that completes my life every
second that I'm alive and means the world to me.
I can never thank them enough.
But for now I'll sit here and write:
On this path of life I have always had
ups and down but it hasn't all been bad.
I've had those crazy mood swings. I'll be
happy one second then maybe mad,
and then at night I might end up crying.
Call me crazy but cryings maybe the only
way I get my crazy fillings out. People
barley know about this because I hold it in
and stay strong. Their is one person
in my life that knows all their is to know
about me and like I said I'll never be able
to thank them enough.
From the outside I'm the type of girl thats
so happy, always telling jokes, smiling, laughing
and having the time of my life. Most of the time
I am that girl in every way but sometimes
deep inside I'm dying, my heart's broken
but not bleeding. I'm tired of crazy drama
but never of life because I have so much
planned for it. I act like everything is perfect
so for most I am one of the happiest girl they know.
And Some think that I have no problem and that my
life is completely perfect. I don't mind that at all because
I know whatever has happened in my past has made
me the girl I am now.
Someone has to really get to know me well enough,
in order to know the truths, before they can
know me and all that is hidden about me from the world.
And this is my paper for English B.
By. MONISHA DAS
This website gives you a over view of the rates of cost in colleges over the years.
This site talks about how the colleges are failing with their graduation rates. It mainly talks about the university of Massachusetts and how it’s rates have fallen over the years.
Interview with Kerina Hershfiled
In the interview we tried to talk about collage graduation rates and found out that they are very hard to calculate. They only just recently found out how to do that and only just recently put them up.
This cite has a graph showing the changing rate from 1940 to 2008. This is a useful visual source.
This source tells about how over time the graduation rates haven’t increased. IT explains how and why this might be.
What is your job and what do you do at your job?
I am a certified medical assistant and i work with children at the children hospital of philadelphia
How does your job benefit the welfare of children?
By keeping them healthy, making sure they get the correct vaccines they need for their age
Do the children you work with come from broken homes?
The majority of them do.
Are majority of the children’s household considered low income?
Yes the majority of them do, i would say 85% of them are low income and receive government insurance
Have you ever worked with upper class or middle families?
What are some struggles with your job?
Some of them do not have insurance and have to pay out of pocket, we have family planning that teens come in without any insurance getting tested for STD and pregnancies, and they are seen under government grant which pays for their testing.
What struggles do you help the families with?
We try to get them government insurance if they do not have insurance, we refer families to government offices so they can get some type of insurance, and we also have a program that is called charity care which is for single mothers that are low income and that have babies that need vaccines and their age starts from new born to 12 months.
Does your job have plans to fit “anybody’s” budget ?
Yes, we have a payment plan that if the costumer does not have all the money to pay at one time we will charge them every month or so at least $20 to assure that they pay off the plan or insurance needed.
For each class what kind of plans do they have?
Low income people that have government insurance have more benefits than those with private insurance or paying in cash because the government is paying for everything that they need to get checked on.
These questions were helpful because it was factual and actually a person view on things, like a person that sees different situations and stuff go on everyday making a difference to the poor and the rich. Also shows how it effects the poor and the rich, even because the person in this interview was and has been front row of it all.
AJ Houweling, Tanja. "Huge poor–rich inequalities in maternity care: an international comparative study of maternity and child care in developing countries." (October 2007): n. page. Print. <http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/85/10/06-038588/en/>.
This website and information on here helps tell how the money can be a problem for the women that are pregnant and can’t afford to give birth to their child, so it has a big impact on there lives and money, not giving them the same opportunities as the ones with money that can actually pay and have a child born without worrying bout the price.
"HUMAN ARCHITECTURE: JOURNAL OF THE SOCIOLOGY OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE." (Fall of 2002): n. page. Print. <http://www.okcir.com/Articles I 2/HAfall02p37-46.pdf>.
Poverty can be a big thing when it comes to being passed down generation to generation, it is shown that when it is being passed down every generation the food consumption and healthcare is more challenging to get and obtain because of the constant change in economy, and also government laws.
Jason, Howerton. "CALIF. TEACHERS UNION RELEASES CARTOON VIDEO FEATURING ‘THE RICH’ URINATING ON THE POOR." n. page. Print. <http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/12/04/calif-teachers-union-releases-cartoon-video-featuring-the-rich-urinating-on-the-poor/>.
This right here shows how the society of now in days shows the inequality of the poor and the rich, letting people know that the rich have more power and rights over the ones that make way more less money than they do. They show a picture of a rich person who seems to be peeing over the poor and middle class. The video says and shows how the rich only got richer because they evade taxes and use loopholes to hold onto their own money without having to ever worry about losing them. Which the poor cannot do because they do not have any money to begin with."Poverty - Consequences Of Poverty." n. page. Print. <http://social.jrank.org/pages/500/Poverty-Consequences-Poverty.html>.
This article titled “Philadelphia High School Dropouts And The Job Market: No Diploma, No Job” talks about a young women that is named Monica Reyes (That is her Online Name) and how she struggled to find a job because of her missing her high school diploma. In the article Monica reyes stated “Growing up in that neighborhood, I went through war”. She grew up in Kensington where she lived in a not so good neighborhood. After behind shot she grew afraid of the place she lives in. In 2011 Mayor Nutter made graduating high school a priority which increased graduation rates a little bit above 60%.
This article titled “The Dropout Problem” is about why people go to school and why they drop out and how that creates a problem. This article states that a majority of people drop out of school because they feel as though school is useless and they prefer to pursue what they want to be in life such as a sport or hobby that doesn’t really have much to do with school. Also it tells that research has shown that most kids that drop out of high school come from a low income family. With that happening it creates less achieving people which adds on to the problem of dropping out. Then it shows statistics of how much money the u.s could of saved if kids decided not to drop out of high school.