Joy’s Stages of Life: September 2012: My Passion Political Issue

      My passion issue is that I will have a better chance to earn a great future completing my education and getting a job if the democrats win.  They want to help the students pay off their loans after graduating and give them twenty years to do it.  Sometimes, community college is a better start for those who are not ready for university due to grades, financial reasons, family situations, etc.  Schools should lower the prices of classes and tuition.  Obama plans to do that by increasing the amount of federal grant money available in low-interest loans.

    At the Democratic National Convention, he mentioned the education that kids deserve.  He wants everyone to be educated, not drop-out.  The drop-out rate would decrease if they stay in school.  Dropping out is like running away from education.  He said, “America faces few more urgent challenges than preparing our children to compete in the global economy. The decisions our leaders make about education in the coming years will shape our future for generations to come. It will help determine not only whether our children have the chance to fulfill their God-given potential or whether our workers have a chance to build a better life for their families, but whether we as a nation will remain in the 21st century the kind of global economic leader that we were in the 20th century. The rising importance of education reflects the new demands of our new world.”  My parents are open-minded talking about politics anywhere including at the dinner table.  They care about voting and the candidates running for office.  I agree with their liberal democratic views.  We also agree on the same issue about having a better future.

     When Obama first ran for president four years ago, I was twenty-two at the time I voted for him because I agreed with his views.  When I was sixteen, my mother took me to a voting booth with her during the Bush-Gore election.  I didn’t vote! I disagreed with Bush and Gore. Moreover, I do have a political voice for my country because I know what needs to be improved.  Education is the first step towards a career.  For people who never attended college or grad school, jobs that don’t require degrees or experience should be created.  Sometimes, college may not be the right path for some people.  President Obama said the goal of college is to have skills for getting a job that would lead to a pay raise and a promotion, not studying for a degree.  There are also vocational and technical schools-both online and traditional.  Some people can succeed without a degree.  When it comes to making decisions for the future, people should choose wisely. Do what’s right for them. 

When I was a high school senior, I considered going to community college and transfer to university. I had no idea what I was going to do. During one of the summers, I was a waitress at Red Lobster, but I was fired for screwing up. Not 100% my fault. Then, in my first year at on Dallas Community College online, I realized that a degree in general and university may not be the path for me because I didn’t want to pay off loans, too much work for one degree, and university classes would be a lot harder than community college classes.  Besides, I was also not ready for a degree or certificate yet. Then, I chose a blogging career because it’s profitable, my preference of working independently, and my desire to share fictional stories and nonfiction stories of my view of the world. So, I took a few online courses, read a few books on fiction and nonfiction writing, volunteered at places such as a library, homeless and animal shelters, and a hospital, and started a career on WordPress, blogging about the world such as my travels, my volunteer work, animals, art, autism, and some of my observations of the world. Now, I’m considering of an online teacher’s certificate or a 2-year Associate’s degree in psychology in autism.  I’m kind of interested in educating or helping people.

     In conclusion, I think Barack Obama would be the most suitable Presidential candidate to make a positive difference in the lives of teens and college students in the future and improve our chances for a college education. 



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