Although it seemed very harsh and being taken away from their families must have been so traumatic t

Although it seemed very harsh and being taken away from their families must have been so traumatic t

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Although it seemed very harsh and being taken away from their families must have been so traumatic there were very positive results from the “send down” policy. Those sent down were more likely to obtain an education, have higher incomes to name a couple. When a person, no matter what culture, goes through hardship it seems to make them appreciate life more. When a person goes “without” for an extended period of time it humbles you. Thus the hardship experience can make a person work harder and take opportunties given to them. I would not want to see this type of policy here in the United States. It would be against our civil rights to tell anyone where they should live or work. I could not imagine if the government would one day take our children from us to go work and only see
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Unformatted text preview: them for a few weeks every three years. It would be against everything that our country was built upon. The government could have treated this similar to the Peace Corps. The government could have asked for volunteers and also offered some incentive to those that may have not volunteered. This situation could be how the United States handles the Armed Services. You volunteer, get a sign-on bonus and at the end of your service the government will assist you in paying for college. The send downs would not be resentful to their government for being taken away from their families and when they returned home they would be financially ready for college....
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 312 taught by Professor Thomas during the Summer '10 term at Ashford University.

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