November 20, 2010
I entered the room thinking “o man here’s another one of these boring baruch events, how am I going to sit through this.” I was wrong. The two people on the panel Siva and Anya were extremely insightful and had a genuine aspect to both there personalities. They didn’t say how everything is fine and dandy both Siva and Anya spoke the truth. That education is declining in comparison to the cost of it. We spend thousands of dollars on an education when we could be at the library 5 days a week teaching it to ourselves. I became interested towards 2 people who spoke during the debate. The guy who said how his child had ADHD and that he has to pay 60,000$ a year for a special college that his meets his child’s needs. Siva did agree that there aren’t enough colleges focusing on the special needs of kids and since there are so few the price of them rises. There should be more colleges that tend to the needs of special kids. I highly doubt that the father has enough money to pay 60,000 $ a year without taking loans and struggling finiancially.
The most interesting person to me was the black lady(sorry I didn’t catch her name). She spoke about how the education system didn’t suit “colored people”. I felt as if she said this because this was her last stand. The lady said she resignated this past year from teaching and that she felt “she has chains on her”. Seriously lady come on your going to use the race card. The education system isn’t biased towards one group of people. You take the SAT’s to get into college. Every high school student whether white, black, asian, or hispanic has to take the test and answer the same questions. How is the education system bias we have white teachers, asian teachers, hispanic teachers, and black teachers. If this lady is able to say “the education system isn’t suitable for colored people” why can’t other people say when they get bad grades “the education system isn’t suitable for asian people”. Her argument had no validity and she was ranting on with no point or goal. To me I feel as if she had some issues she wanted to get off her chest and this was the right time to do it in front of this many people and when the topic was related to hers.
The only thing I didn’t like about the event is when they turned the lights on randomly. It hurt my eyes a lot. Other than that the debate was nice. =)
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