Wednesday, February 25, 2015
starting with the first assigned article was "Blue-collar brilliance" by Mike Rose tells about his struggles as a child, and what he saw his parents go through at lower-middle class. Back then in the 50's there was a time were the American dream flourished in their lifetime. By his family owning their own restaurant. This story explains in first person the hardships he experienced. Through the eyes of someone personally. Throughout this story he goes through the idea that Certain jobs require workers to make, check and verify calculations, and to collect and interpret data. The blue collar is worker, for most people that don't know is the working class, blue indicting the "dirt" on their shirt. In the blue-collar workplace, directions, plans, and reference books rely on illustrations, some representational and others, like blueprints, that require training to interpret. The second article is "Why the Rich are getting richer and the Poor, Poorer." by Robert Reich. I would have to agree with Reich. When he says " national borders no longer deine our economic fates. We are now in different boats, one sinking rapidly, one sinking more slowly, and the third rising steadily." We in all that means the Government as we know it has gone to complete garbage. We have no money for anything, they can't even supply the states with reinforcements in anything. Slowly the middle class is disappearing. With no money the states cant get money for educational uses. So the richer schools get nicer things while the poorer schools don't. One reason those schools don't make high SAT scores to prepare them for college which they will fail at. Then are blamed for our country's poverty and high crime rate problems. The prices of standard living is going up while wages are falling to almost minimum. When it comes to American losing jobs to foreign natives people get upset. Which i honestly don't understand why, because they do the jobs no one wants to do anyway. and i dont know how i am going to finish this.