Crisis of American Labor

Keeping a child in school is crucial to his development period. The world outside the classroom without the guidance of teachers is a dangerous one. Some children end up being involved in unscrupulous fraternities that often go into conflicts with other fraternities in the name of brotherhood. Nobody would want their child to end up in the streets and become a bum or worse, be involved in illegal activities like drug abuse (Eby and Arrowood, 2004).

Since 1980, the average tuition charges for public and private schools have more than doubled, and in recent years, the costs of children’s education have been surging ahead at double the rate of inflation. There are a good many reasons why a primary education is costly. For one thing, education is a labor-intensive industry, with about three-quarters of a school’s budget going for faculty and staff salaries. Yet compared with other professionals, schoolteachers hardly seem overpaid. Other costs have also mounted.

School utility bills have doubled over the past decade. And years of deferred maintenance have meant growing costs in keeping buildings functional (Eby and Arrowood, 2004). Even with substantial increases, tuition does not cover the real costs of educating a student. On average, tuition at private schools covers three-fourths of the cost, whereas at lower-priced public institutions it covers about 25 percent. Public institutions are subsidized by state taxes. The cutback in federal subsidies is complicating the educational cost crunch.

Inadequate financial aid, poor academic preparation, and low retention rates are responsible for the continuing gaps in education’s rates between the wealthier and poorer students (Eby and Arrowood, 2004). Poverty has become increasingly the lot of single and divorced mothers and their children. Twenty percent of American children and 23 percent of those under age 6 were poor. Although almost every respondent dreams of going to college, one-fourth concedes outright that their chances are dim (Eby and Arrowood, 2004).

The reality that they are not going to make it out of college becomes clearer as the children grow older. Numerous students must drop out of school to work and help support their families. The main deterrent cited for dropping out is the lack of monetary resource. Sixty-one percent say they either have no money for school or they need to earn money for their families (Eby and Arrowood, 2004). Young people, some hardly elapsed pre-school age, vending on streets virtually every single day is a heartbreaking scene to the passersby.

While at first glance it may seem to be effortless, risk-free toil that equips a deprived family a most wanted boost, it essentially stems from a chain of causes, and begets a mesh of costs for the child, his family and the society in which they are trying to survive. Their parents would assert that education made available by public schools will not alleviate their status make their children land better careers, so they may enter as well the workforce early to get their real-world experience going.

However, many unschooled children would eventually realize finding themselves sidetracked without the resources or skills to escape a life of poverty (Eby and Arrowood, 2004). United Nations bureaus revealed that nearly half of the state’s children have mothers who have failed to fulfill elementary school. Statistics illustrate there exists a positive relationship between parents’ educational attainment and their offspring’s odds in their latter life.

Children of parents who have no adequate formal education are prone to endure scarcity as they age (Eby and Arrowood, 2004). By and large, increased economic globalization has resulted in an increased feminization of poverty. In many developing countries globalization has brought masses of wealth to the elite at the expense of the poor. Globalization has brought with it opportunities for the weak, poor, and disposed as well as for criminals. It can be a force for liberation as well as for enslavement.

It can be measured by the flow of goods, services, and capital as well as humans and their organs. Globalization has also provided for dramatic improvements in transportation and communications with which to facilitate the physical processing of persons. Consequently, many women of the poorer classes leave their homeland for opportunities for employment. These women are disproportionately affected by poverty, lack of access to education, discrimination, racism, and lack of economic opportunities (Cholewinski 53).

Education is a key element in reversing poverty. For some people, education is a means to improve oneself. Education is greatly related to social status because a high degree of education involves money and motivation. Education provides knowledge and skills, changes in goals, manner of speech, tastes, attitudes, and behavior. At present, education is a better measure of moving up to a higher level in society. This is in conjunction with the resolve of other socio-economic and political state of affairs in the country.

Though without a doubt, the expertise and ideals that the children may grow on to attain by way of education are vital rudiments for winning the war against poverty. Apart from the United Nations, a multitude of support and private-owned groups advocate against dehumanization and as such, campaign for a zero-dehumanized world and for a healing process to start with. For instance, Interact Worldwide is an advocacy-driven virtual institution with the purpose of building support for and implement programmes, which enable marginalized people to fulfill their rights to sexual and reproductive health.

Redefining Progress works with a broad array of partners to shift the economy and public policy towards sustainability; that they can measure the real state of our economy, our environment, and social justice with tools like the genuine progress indicator and the ecological footprint; that they design policies to shift behavior in these three domains towards sustainability; and that they promote and create new frameworks to replace the ones that are taking us away from long-term social, economic, and environmental health.

Other popular organizations include The Family Alliance to Stop Abuse and Neglect, National Down Syndrome Congress, Resources for Children of Holocaust Survivors, Amnesty International, Freedom House, Human Rights Watch, Reebok Human Rights, among many others.

Works Cited

Brody, David. (1989). “Labor History, Industrial Relations, and the Crisis of American Labor. ” Industrial & Labor Relations Review. Cholewinski, Ryszard. (1997). Migrant Workers in International Human Rights Law: Their Protection in Countries of Employment. Clarendon Press.