Professor: Ashley Sarpong
Class: UWP 1
Dear incoming immigrants,
Even with education it is hard enough to find a job in today’s economy. Therefore trying to find a job with low language skills and education is nearly impossible. In the United States most jobs require some level of education, and almost all jobs require people to speak English. Learning a new language and getting a higher education is definitely a big struggle and it takes time. However wouldn’t you rather suffer for something that will benefit you instead of struggling to find a job or having a job you hate?. Being Hispanic I have experienced the hard work it requires to do both. However I strongly advice every Hispanic that is new to the United States to give their all and learn English and have a higher education in order to reach their “American Dream”. The only solution to an increase in labor for Hispanics is by colleges lowering their cost to attend that way Hispanics can learn English and have a higher education.
At the age of nine I came to the United states without speaking English and having a very small education. Although at the age nine, the thought of someday depending on education and English were nowhere near my mind. But thanks to my father explained to me many times how important it would be for my future until it stuck to me that it would be really beneficial to me. He inspired me to do my best in school at a very young age. That is the reason why I became really determined to learn English and better my education. I took my English development class extremely serious because I knew that knowing English would be the first step. I was able to learn English soon, since I put much effort in school to learn English and after school I would practice by speaking to my friends until it paid off. Once I knew enlist quite well my next goal was to do my best in all other classes. Not only was I determined to succeed academically because it would better my future but because I wanted to make my parents proud. like most Hispanic families my parents came to the United states in search for a better job and for us to have a better future and I would hate to fail him. I am currently trying to better my education by attending college in order to have a higher chance of having the career I enjoy. It sure has been a big struggle for me to learn an entire new language and much harder to stay determined to succeed academically for so many years. But I remind myself that I need to do it for my parents to thank them for the opportunity, and for my future.
There is nothing easy about trying to learn a new language and earning a higher education, However that is the only solution for Hispanics to have a better job or a job at all. The situation is the same for most Hispanics they struggle to find a job because they do not speak English and have little to no education, and they come to reach the American Dream. The only jobs Hispanics are able to find are in agriculture. These types of jobs require allot of hard work and the worst part is they pay a small amount of money. Just imagine being out in the sun day after day at a job that requires so much physical work and making a small amount of money, while other people are making more money doing something a lot less tiring all because they know more English and have a higher education. Therefore, Hispanics who come the United States in search for a better future must first prioritize learning English and having a higher education instead of just hoping to find a job or having to over work for a low wage.
Older men are the ones who struggle the most to find a job, a better job or a job at all. They have a much harder time to learn English and have a lot less time to get an education. those who do try to learn English and get an education eventually give up because it requires a lot of effort to do both. It is difficult but they should not give up because it is possible. For example, I have observed one of my neighbors do just so. He has been working and going to school after work for many years now and his English has definitely improved and he is close to graduating. He has been working and going to school and after years the wage he gets at his work has also increased. He is a great example, because he is demonstrating how learning English and getting a higher education is totally possible if you are determined to do so. He also shows how his English has allowed him to have a higher wage proving how beneficial it is. Therefore everyone who came to the United states speaking only Spanish have no excuse if they really want to better their future. On the other hand, The younger generation of Hispanics are the ones who have a much higher chance of learning English and getting a higher education. All the younger Hispanics are brought to the U.S because their parents want them to succeed. therefore, must try their hardest in school to make sure they take advantage of the opportunity their parents have offered them at a young age. They are the ones who have the time to make it happen. They should start thinking at a young age that it is extremely important for you to learn English and have a higher education if you want to have a career they enjoy in the future. But it is up to them to decide whether you want to struggle finding a job, having a job you hate, and at the same time disappointing your parents. Or try their best to learn English and have a better education to have a job they enjoy and make their parents proud.
In addition, The only solution for Hispanics to have a higher chance of being hired is by being able to communicate in English and by earning a hired education as explained in the article “Importance of College education” by Jeff McGuire. The problem however is that the cost to attend college is extremely high, the solution is obvious that colleges must lower their cost in order for more people in need of a higher education like Hispanics to attend. This is not only a great solution to help minority groups earn a higher education for less, but the increase in students going to college will eventually have an increase in higher paying jobs leading to a higher economy. Therefore it will be an overall great solution to the problem.
Many Hispanics are either struggling to find a job at this time or are in hard jobs for a low wage. It is time to change that, but the only solution is for Hispanics to make a change for themselves and try their best to learn English and have a higher education. Older people will struggle more but have no excuse if they really want to succeed. And the younger Hispanics just have to do it, they have absolutely no excuse. The only solution to an increase in Hispanics with well paid jobs, is by speaking English and having a higher education.
“Importance of College Education” By Jeff McGuire, http://www.collegeview.com/articles/article/importance-of-college-education