Education has been an important factor to lead a healthy quality of life. Higher education applies knowledge relating to professional interest and leads to advanced occupational opportunities. Studies have shown that advanced knowledge and credentials enhances financial stability. “Knowledge is Power” proves to be a relevant quote because power follows knowledge and without knowledge power has no resistance. In professional settings those with advanced knowledge lead others. Sometimes power doesn’t actually define knowledge. Obtaining knowledge should never be interfered under any circumstances. Decreased education remains questionable for blacks that were once denied the opportunity to learn. Louisiana has remained in the lower percentile for decades in terms of education. Education is measured by learning, personal leadership, and opening the mind to new ideas and experiences.
It appears that New Orleans has returned like the old, maybe even worse. Since the transformation of public to charter schools, the educational system has improved. When the city-states improved “to what actual level”? Parents send their kids to private schools for a better education that others receive at public schools elsewhere. The city appears to be surrounded by corruption and wrongful priorities. Many of these priorities reflect tourist attractions and the Superdome. In most instances blacks are mainly affected based on the decisions of politicians. Who actually wants to raise their children here? Bobby Jindal has decided to cut higher education, which will greatly impact tomorrow’s future. Due to lack of education the city has higher percentages of at risk populations. These populations consist of children, universities, and dropouts
Southern University at New Orleans has been a place for affordable tuition and an opportunity for higher education. The university consists of traditional and non-traditional students. Traditional students are those who complete a bachelor’s degree within four years. Non-traditional students consist of working adults who may seek weekend or evening classes; completion may take more than four years. The university has produced many successful individuals who have contributed greatly to society. The profession of social work has been recognized nationally. The university has some cons that need improvement, but not necessarily merging. Pros have assisted with improving academically and providing advanced resources to students. Historically black colleges have contributed significantly for decades.
Based on budget shortfalls Jindal has proposed a study of combining two four-year universities. These universities consist of Southern University at New Orleans and University of New Orleans. The observation states that SUNO students are primarily African Americans who are less prepared academically, poorer, and predominately from Orleans Parish. UNO students are academically prepared, wealthier, and...