But still there remains the dilemma whether the private freedom is more important that public security and it is up to each person to decide.
Administrators and faculty members desperately need a new language to characterize minority, low-income and first-generation students -- one that frees us from dependence on labels such as “disadvantaged,” argues Byron P. One of the most perplexing features of the studies and reports on student success that have emerged in recent years in higher education is that many are dominated by discussion of student failure.
The cinematic adaptation of Phillip K Dick’s thrilling science-fiction story Minority Report captures perfectly the futuristic noir feel of the original.
However, the movie’s plotline, characters and central themes contain major dissimilarities....
The private freedom means nothing for that people, they are scared and can’t rule their own lives.
The author shows us what the society might look if we won’t respect and appreciate our privacy.Often, these documents included a section with a title like “Barriers to Persistence and Completion.” These narratives fixate on factors that identify students as “at-risk,” “vulnerable” or “disadvantaged.” Chief among these factors is some variation of what I call the big three deficiencies: minority, low income, first generation.Maybe my sensitivity to them comes from the fact that I fit all three descriptions when I graduated high school.Research by John Mc Knight of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute, Cormac Russell of Nurture Development and others show that such communities all over the world experience transformative change when residents see themselves as being beyond needy, are affirmed in the strengths they have to contribute and work together to solve problems on behalf of their families and their neighbors.Meanwhile, in contrast, communities where residents are seen, or see themselves, mainly as clients and recipients of services struggle to improve.The fact that there are three mutants – precogs who make predictions shows that there are always different versions of the same event in the future and we can act whatever we want, everything depends on us and the responsibility is always on us, not on a fate.The narrative describes a society in which people can be imprisoned because of the intention to commit a crime.As long as being a person of color or of modest economic means, or the child of parents who did not go to college, is deemed to be, first and foremost, an indicator of potential failure, the integrity of our proclaimed expectation of success is undermined.Certainly, many of these students face challenges that require intentional and thoughtful support.As the domino effect trickles through the system, all of our institutions will be competing at some level to enroll such students to fill our classes.The numbers as well as societal pressures have driven many schools to announce campaigns aimed at recruiting students of color.