Felipe Edgar Ortiz

Palmdale, CA, United States

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Felipe Edgar Ortiz
Posted over 4 years ago
How can we empower kids to reshape the education system? *A TEDActive Education Project Question*
I am currently a college student planning to drop out at the end of the term. As far this conversation, I think that we need to be more specific the "education system" we are talking about. It is important understand that not everyone in the education system will have access to the benfits: career, high-paying job, social status. The higher you get in the system, the more students fall off and the ones who do make it find themselves in financial hardships. Of course you have people of wealth whose place in our society allows them easy access and opportunity. But the truth is that most people who enter college, universty and for profit colleges are getting access to loans which they will not be able to pay back. Financial illiteracy is a huge problem that no one seems to address in the system. To be honest, i dont blame the system, I blame the student. A true student should demand education, possibility and hard work, but most students are okay with the system so as long it does not shake their personal boat. As far as changes?? A new cultural paradigm must develop amongst the youth and that only happens through necessity.