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Sociology in the Media, Applying Sociology to Your Life, Internet Activity, and What Do You Think?

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The article discusses the impact of poverty on schools, the most prestigious occupations, global citizen action networks addressing poverty, and the stereotype that Americans who are poor just aren’t working hard enough.
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SOCIOLOGY IN THE MEDIA“More Schools Hit Poverty Threshold.”by Christian Armario The Boston Globe; May 28, 2010 US Department of Education found that the percent of high poverty schools rose from 12 percent to 17 percent between the 1999-2000 and 2007-2008 school years. The number of schools with at least three quarters of their children eligible for free or reduced lunch has hit an all time high. This is an example of relative poverty and as well as a poverty line and indicator.1.Choose one of the theories listed in your book (conflict, functional, symbolic interactionism, or feminist) and briefly describe the major tenets of the theory. Then answer questions 2-3 through the lens of your chosen theory.NO SOURCE ATTACHED FOR BOOK REFERENCE2.How do reduced and free lunches impact schools?The students are only applying and getting admissions to these schools is to get free meal program and as result are not getting graduated from the schools as they compromise their studies.3.What does this say about society?The statistics reveal the depth and grasp of poverty in the society and how this poverty is affecting the education system.APPLYING SOCIOLOGY TO YOUR LIFEList the three occupations that you consider the most prestigious. What factors make these the most prestige (some examples may be power, income, respect, etc)? Which theoretical perspective best supports the reasoning behind your ranking? Why?Occupations as per prestige 1.Surgeon2.Professor3.ScientistThe reason behind the criteria of sorting is based on the responsibility that is shared by the profession. Surgeons are highly intellectual persons and they are responsible for saving numerous lives and that makes them the most suitable option. Being a professor is a very good profession as it involves shaping the future of students. They are seen as modest, highly educated and disciplined which is again based onrespect domain. And lastly, Scientists that offer great potential and services to make lives easy and extend their services to every domain. So overall, the criteria for choosing these occupations is entirely based on respect, rather than income and power.
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