In America today, our culture creates laziness which leads to social immobility. People are no longer motivated to work towards increasing their status. The few people that do manage to increase status are the few who had the drive to do so.
Effects from things like slavery that carried over into more recent issues like redlining now carry over in the present day when it comes to preventing POC and those in poverty to be segregated from those that have wealthy families, as they cannot get jobs or escape poverty
it's not fair for some students to have to work multiple jobs along with their studies to pay for tuition, whereas others don't have to work at all and can just focus on their academics because their parents pay
Government handouts and bail-outs of poorer areas ruin the economies and the individual's drive to succeed. If people can survive without working hard, getting a good education, and getting a good job, there is no reason for them to innovate or create.
For example, Washington D.C. has the highest spending per student in the United States and yet continues to fail to educate and advance its students. The government bailing out people is not the answer to get them to succeed. In addition, it is logical that it would be harder for a poor person to become rich than a rich person to become rich because the rich person is already rich.
And on top of that students (children / barely adults) are consistently worried about paying off gigantic education debt; if we were to erase that debt, it's not going to "ruin someone's drive to succeed," it's going to do the opposite, and give them the inspiration to go after their dreams, as they don't have this enormous burden looming on their backs.
People in poverty aren't worried about not getting out because "it's the wrong mindset," it is a true fact for millions of Americans that they will never escape poverty because the system is built against them.
why do corporations keep getting bailouts? we know they only use it to cut a few more people loose and buy back their stocks. The executives increase their earnings by a large margin while the normal workers are continually laid off.
Our culture teaches that everyone is equal and should be treated as such. Rather than allow parents to choose what school their children should go to, we pump money into a failing public school system which fails on almost every metric when compared to the rest of the world. Certain groups, often immigrants, quickly rise up from the same socioeconomic situations as others who have stayed at the bottom for 100s of years. Throwing money at the problem has been shown to solve nothing. Bail-outs don't help either. Giving away free college education and cancelling debt encourages individuals to get useless degrees which don't help themselves or society.
By bailing out companies, 10s or even 100s of thousands of jobs are preserved. By bailing out individuals, 1 individual gains something at a significantly higher cost. In an ideal world, we would give everybody a billion dollars but unfortunately, we don't live in that world.
And Jupiter, you aknowledge that public schools in their current form aren't a sufficient or helpful system, and that we continue to pump money into them. As far as I can see, we constantly make cuts to education and fund it via taxes which furthers the divide. What do you think we should do to solve that issue??
Every country which has attempted to give large sums of money to individuals untied to work as an issue of national policy has failed. Venezuela has given billions of its currency to people but a billion is worth less than a cent.
Jupiter, you realize that public schools in their current form are "failing", and yet you won't support the "bail outs" that would fix those problems? As Brenna said, other countries that have these programs are succeeding. You yourself admitted that compared to the rest of the world our schools were "failing". So what do you propose to do, other than implementing the programs that other countries use successfully, to fix this?
Corporations are forced to care about them. They are their workers. They pay them. If that isn't enough, I don't know what is. Corporations are made of people and should be treated as such. The public school system is so fundamentally broken that it either must be built from the ground up or completely privatized.