Monday, February 22, 2010

The New Poor

NYTimes on The New Poor

Completing College Difficult for Non-traditional students, YHR from Sunday.
(Incredibly, this is the topic for our final essay)

6 comments:

lucia.ramirez said...

I cant imagine how someone can compete with school, work,and taking care of their children. And i thought i was stressed out!!! I found this article interesting because there are many single parent mothers who are trying to turn their lives around and this story was amazing! Show just how hard it can be, but it is possible!!!

Naomi Robinson said...

It's amazing that young mothers are trying to go back to school while working and taking care of kids at the same time. I know her personally and I think she's doing a great job and has the ambition and strength to finish school and achieve her goals. I don't know if I would be able to manage her life.

Seth Martin said...

Of course it's possible. Anything is so as long as we put our hearts and minds to it. But people have limited energies in which they can expend. It's good for young mothers to go back and get an education, hopefully, eventually, there won't be many young mothers going back to get an education because they will have had one by the time they are mothers.

Alicia Godinez said...

I am a single mother and work and go to school full time. It is definitely difficult, but i just have to continue reminding myself that it will be worth it. And looking at my daughter everymorning just boosts my ambition to complete school successfully. I think the article really does a good job letting ALL single mothers know that they can do it too!

Alyssa D said...

I don't know who else has seen cinderella man, but if you have, notice how long it takes him to turn to welfare; how hesitant he is look to others for support of his family. Where have those days gone? This is ridiculous and i feel like to many people are expecting free handouts. There's that joke that says "silly liberals, checks are for workers!" and we need to make that true again! why can't we exchange public service or something for it? we need a better system!

Tanner U. said...

This new middle class is horrible. I consider my parents in the middle class. Which means my parents would be jobless all of a sudden and live off of nothing and government money for years to come. This is horrible and there needs to be more poeple like angela!