Is Urban College Life a Floating Fantasy or a Sinking Reality?

Although there is a major distinction between the tenure of a freshman in high school and that of a college freshmen, there is still one thing that comes to bring these two separate worlds together-grades and the frustration that comes along with it. As time goes on, it becomes harder for both students in senior primary school and colleges (of any level) to accomplish the ultimate goal of passing on to the year ahead.

So many urban neighborhoods across the country populate the drowning youth that either fail to succeed in school or drop out altogether, respectively. While it is not actually credited, it is believed that the difference (if one exists) between the life of a high school student and a college student is due to the fundamental differences between the two functions.

It is a matter of fact that students in grades 9-12 can rely on their parents more so than that of the counterpart. The parents of high school teenagers play a pivotal role in their life: they set out their success stories and prepare them for the future, on their terms. However, the fundamentals of college is to prepare for the real world, which does not involve parents. College is, in many ways, more racy than that of high school because it is up to the adult to make the most or at the very least of the experience.

But the question still stands; is college life a wave of success or a trail of tears?

That, in part, depends on the individual opinion of the college student.

In recent polls, it has been revealed that more college students, especially in urbanized neighborhoods have either been forced to discontinue their college tenures either as a result of the rising prices of college or because the grade is not being met to continue learning. Ironically, compared to the grades of the upper class (suburban) students appear to either move in an upward spiral or remain at a constant rate. These conclusions support the fact that if indeed urban college life is so hellish, then it might have to do with the woes of the American economy.

In the sounding of another major alignment in the nation's controversial history, it can be argued that now is not the best time for the rise of expenses and wages. In the year 2007,
the percentage of students who failed, compared to the amount that had passed their courses the previous year, had increased by nearly three times the previous year's statistics.

By the year 2012, many colleges are expected to have skyrocket tuition prices, mainly in part to the fact that the amount of students that make a successful transition to secondary school from high school or its equivalence is expected to decline in a stagnant way over the next four years. The biggest changes, neither good or bad, are expected to occur in the predominantly Black and/or Hispanic communities.

In the moment of rising changes, it is time to help the urban youth to succeed in their studies and change the statistics that are expected to challenge our societies.

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A few years ago I had a strange conversation with a college graduate in his late 20s. I asked him how many continents there were. I expected him to say 7 so I could ask why Europe was a continent even though it wasn't separate from Asia. But he said 12 in a questioning voice. I was shocked.

Before World War II college graduates were relatively rare but it has turned into a commodity since the 60s. Some people still want to make a big deal about it but now we are getting expensive diploma mills turning out dummies.

The real irony is that now anyone can buy computers with capabilities that the most expensive and exclusive colleges could not get in 1980. So it is more a question of do people know how to find enough info to use the technology to empower themselves. How much of the class warfare depends on information hiding?

I hope no one will find this too shocking.

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This is probably more shocking actually.

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