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Education: Before and After College


1) Discuss the sociological purpose of education and its results.
a) Teaching prescribed knowledge (reading, writing, and arithmetic; morals,
values, and ethics as well)
b) developing social norms and standards (law and government, job
requirements, educational requisites)
c) conditioning individuals into fitting in a particular social system
(professions are conditional to environment and demographics)

2) Discuss the differences of public, private and charter schools.
a) money delegated to types of schools (price per capita)
b) how capital affects number of resources (money is not delegated to areas
that are not perceived to maximize productivity)
c) how the resources motivate or hinder growth/learning (privilege as a
benefit or obstacle)

3) Discuss the conditioning that kids face leading into high school and college.
a) not all teachers/institutions encourage pursuit of dreams
b) certain households or cultures encourage different kind of ethic

College Process:

1) What are the high school requirements (GPA, strength of schedule, extra
circulars, comm service)
2) SAT, ACT exams and how they affect the confidence of students (perception
that underperformance indicates inability to excel)
3) Students become discouraged, practically settle or deviate as a result of

College Experience:

1) Disparity of students who are financially stable
2) How money really affects academic performance (registration, books/class
3) Are tests truly indicative of students abilities (many students do well within
the classroom setting but underperform in the field)

Professional life:

1) How many college graduates professionally do what they studied (is what you
studied practical)
2) College is not designed to create millionaires/billionaires (degrees are not
indicative of how quickly or apt one is to success)
3) The structure and frame of college can be changed to promote equal
opportunity (change the campus demographic, offer more professionals to
teach, provide platform for students to learn in a way that mistakes and failure
are encouraged- not merely used a proof that someone is incapable of doing
4) How can we all benefit from college education
5) If education is designed to raise the intellectual tone of society, then why are
so many people suffering under the will of Americas top capitalists.

Synopsis: This research is designed to further understand the effects that college has on
the lives of students. The objective is to try to grasp how so many individuals can
successfully find themselves admitted into the countrys most prestigious universities, yet
finish their college careers and go on to be just as impactful, as individuals who do not
complete college at all. Additionally, this discussion will attempt to understand how ideas
such as gentrification, socioeconomic status and privilege gaps affect students before,
during and after the college experience.