Quotas for state Universities

Since our oral presentation this month will be about quotas, I thought it would be a great opportunity to show my point of view and my arguments, by dedicating my free post on this polemic topic.

First I want to make clear that I am only in favor of quotas for underprivileged and state school students and am against racial quotas since there is no certain method to differ a tanned or a Indian person from a black person, and also because black students aren’t all poor and miserable, there are some who can afford a private school and have plenty opportunity to get in a state university.

My point of view is that state schools are very problematic and inefficient compared to our private schools, the course is not the same, many time the students have family problems, haven’t got supportive parents, are obligated to work on streets in order to make some money to buy food, what makes even more difficult for them to get in a state university. The public school lacks quality, material such as computers, blackboards, pencils, well experienced teacher, structure and safety. Therefore the competition for a seat in university is totally unfair, and that is why the state must approve quotas for the underprivileged and state school students, so that underprivileged and state school students could have a chance to improve their education and therefore their life.

The private school students have the chance of paying a preparatory course for the state school exam, if they don’t pass at first, and they also have the money to pay a private university that can be as good as a state university. But what about the underprivileged and state school students? They can’t afford a preparatory course for the state school exam and neither a private university, and since the public school can’t compete equally with the private school in terms of giving the same opportunity for the student get in a state university. What can they do? Clean the streets? Collect garbage? Be a bus driver?

Quotas for underprivileged and state school students give them the opportunity to make the competition for a seat on a public university fairer for them. It gives them the chance to have a well paid job, and a worthy future.

The people who are against quotas for state universities may counter argument that quotas are unfair for the students who worked hard all year, studying and getting prepared for the exam, because the underprivileged and state school students won’t be able to keep up with the course and might fail. Well, in my opinion this is a really selfish thought of the private students who use this argument because they just want to preserve their future seat on the state university, and who also believe that poor people should remain poor and uneducated. If a public school student was able to get in the state university, he must have studied really hard and he must have been relentless on his pursuit for a seat on university, even more than private school students, and therefore he will continue studying and doing his best to keep up with the university.  

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~ by pedraum on October 29, 2007.

One Response to “Quotas for state Universities”

  1. i, for one, am in favor of quotas.
    however unfair it might be to few people, it is done with the noble intention of providing equal opportunity to a huge majority that is left out because of our economic and social inequalities.

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