Education is Success

The key to success is to have an education. Everyone deserves to have an education whether you're the first generation or not.

By Myra C. from ASU Preparatory Academy in Arizona

 To me, the American Creed means is everyone can have a education. It means everyone has the right to be treated equal. As what Barack Obama states “That is America. Those bonds of affection; that common creed. We don't fear the future; we shape it. We embrace it, as one people, stronger together than we are on our own.” In my definition the American Creed to me to find your own identity to America.

Everybody has their own definition about what the American Creed means to them. The American Creed to me is to have an equal right to do what people want to do to become successful. I believe children could get a education through high school and college. Any body could be the first generation in their families. As Walter Cronkite “I do think that the success, although still not complete... in the recognition of equal rights... to all Americans, regardless of color, creed and so forth, was also one of the best stories we've had to report.” Any body could become successful it just takes steps to becoming successful by having goals in life.

Most of the student’s parents would say they have wished they went to college. My mom graduated from high school but didn’t go to college afterwards. My dad didn’t even finish high school. A lot of people who grew up with family members who graduated from college and high school. My mom didn’t really grow up with a family who didn’t go to college and didn’t encourage her to even go to college. My mom and dad grew up in a poor neighborhood where they couldn’t really afford to pay for college. Some of the students that have friends might be one of the first generation to graduate high school or even go farther to apply for college. Going to college just doesn’t help me but it also brings pride for my family and mostly my mom. My family came here to America so we could all have the opportunities and provide for the family.

Furthermore, my family didn’t grow up to go to college, most of my family members dropped out to get a job and provide for the family. Although my mother finished high school, she at least encourages me to go to college. Being able to get an education here in America is the best oppuntinity I could have being here. America helps and provides opportunities to help people who want to become successful and have an education.    

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