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These figures are remarkable and despite many students receiving some form of financial aid, most graduate with a significant amount of debt that they will have to start paying back as soon as they find a job. However, based on their grades in high school and the scores they receive on their national tests, prospective students already know more or less which universities they can get into, but also apply to a few less attractive schools with high acceptance rates, as a safety net in case their first choices do not accept them. Cecilio Ricardo, U. But we must not think that meritocracy is the only criteria that determines admission into universities or, more generally, to succeed in the US.

However, here too there are loopholes for entering Harvard and Princeton , for these universities ask applicants if their parents are alumni of the school. Did you ever wonder why George Bush a man of modest intellect and even more modest culture was able to attend Yale and Harvard? He did not have to wait anxiously for his heavy letter. The heavy donations of his family opened the doors to these schools even before he applied. I was born in Bozzolo litterally 'cocoon' in the Northern Italian province of Mantova 54 years ago.

I obtained my degree from the University of Parma, after which I moved to the other side of We are a free and independent newspaper, and we need your contribution. Liberty Meets Beauty. Between November and April, the admissions committees of universities take into consideration hundreds of thousands of applications and try to retain the most promising students offering scholarships and other incentives.

But even in America, merit is not all that counts. Just think of why George W. Bush ended up studying at Yale. Leggi in italiano. Stefano Albertini.

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Utilizziamo i cookie per offrirti servizi e informazioni in linea con le tue preferenze. Children, after all, are not just adults-in-the-making. They are people whose current needs and rights and experiences must be taken seriously. Some people shut up the kids who start to tell stories. Kids dance in their cribs, but someone will insist they sit still.

By the time the creative people are ten or twelve, they want to be like everyone else. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. This administration and old wealthy people have declared war on young people. That is the real war that is going on here.

In small places, close to home—so close and so small they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person… Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world. Ironically, the very youth who are being treated the worst are the young people who are going to lead us out of this nightmare.

But every day, in local arenas all the way to the White House, adults sit around and decide what problems youth have and what youth need, without ever consulting us. Youth feel their voice is valued and that they have an impact on city decisions. Adult members benefit from the fresh perspective, optimism, and enthusiasm youth bring to the table.

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It is no longer seen as a rebellious act, the way it was a few decades ago. Youth voice has a tremendous impact on program participation and program outcomes, both short term and long term. Its an idea with revolutionary implications. If we take it seriously. In a truer view of the matter, we are coming to see that the rights are on the side of the child and the duties on the side of the parent. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult.

Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted. And remember kids, I am you friend. We hated them for their flowers, for their love, and for their unmistakeable rejection of every hideous, mistaken compromise that we had made throughout our hollow, money- bitten, frightened, adult lives.

Adam is a co-founder and longtime leader of Freechild. Learn more about him at adamfletcher. View more posts. Hey Valerie, thanks for writing! Thank you for developing this list of quotes geared toward youth. I am always in search of finding ways to inspire and motivate those I teach. Living in a small town where many youths are misled by politics,where many youths are drop-outs,drug addicts,drunkard blinded by evil desires, I find so much of motivation and encouragement whenever i read all these awsome,cahllenging quotes.

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Thank you so much,keep up and remember life is changed by every quote very time you write up. I believe in us. I believe in youth inclusion in governance as it was during the post colonial era. I believe the future is Now! I would love more help on this, please. This will guide u each Ward jurisdiction, then start work immediately on friends youths across d state so that no Ward-polling units will b left untouched.

Then form ourselves a formidable groups which will b metamorphosed latter to pickup political party. Alot more programs. Wow…so inspiring! I believe this is the only way to eradicate all forms of terrorism and other social vices. Thanks and God bless! Hi Adesanya, and thank you for writing.


Please send an email to info freechild. Hello Adam. This are quotes to inspire the youths of the world most especially Africa to come out and stand for what we believe in. Our full participation is needed in government, I believe with good mentoring and being self determined we can make a huge change YouthAgenda YouthGoverananceinNigeria. I will like to have your Mail Adam so you could help us with some write ups on Youth Governance and youth development. Hi Adama Fletcher,i am David Stanley a third year student at Nairobi university and a youth motivator in my cinstituency and we have move far in terms of youths motivation and empowerment but we have been expressing so many challenges especially financial problems in moving the process,,please i would to request you and your closed friends kindly to help me let the process continue..

Hi, i have been reading through different youth articles and am a Namibian youth citizen. I have been highly inspired by your posted quotes on young people changing the world. Thanks for being a blessing to young people. Nice platform and would appreciate ur efforts and suggestions on how to also make online motivational youth group grow… We strictly into motivations and inspiration We have youth from various fields of professions across d globe… I created d group, we came together to inspire each other grow Ur support base on ideals will really be much appreciated.

Students are bringing more and more knowledge and experience into the educational setting than ever before. When in history have students been able to teach the teachers and be an instrumental part to the educational process as much as they are now? This shift has continued to push the mindset that educators are no longer simply dispensers of knowledge; but rather are facilitators and instigators of self-directed learning by students.

In this environment, educators can learn just as much from their students as the students can learn from them. I found this very interesting…. I am Honorable Abdoulie Ceesay a young parliamentarian in the Gambia National Assembly… serving as the parliamentary youth caucus of the Gambia… I want to be mentored through your site…. I am impress and want to be in contact with you all the time to amiable me improve my skills in advancing the agenda of youths in parliament. This is an impressive and inspiring article.