2013 Summit: Bridging the Gap

Mainstream methods to bridge opportunity gap often lack long-term viability
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP This year’s Summit will focus on finding solutions to address the so-called opportunity gap, which refers to the growing global disparity in income, education and ultimately, standard of living. While most reasonable people generally agree that helping the poor and underprivileged should be a priority, there is usually heated debate as to how to achieve this elusive goal. Many people advocate “safety net” programs,…
Union power and lack of competition hurting schools more than funding
By Nick May ’13 THE ROUNDUP The opportunity gap in America is a problem that has increased in size over the past 50 years. One of the most widely talked about opportunity gaps is that of education. Students in struggling schools do not have the same amount of opportunities as a school that is productive and well run. Many attribute America’s struggling education system to a direct lack of funds…
Summit’s primary goal to spark action in our community
By Joe Skoog ’13 THE ROUNDUP This year’s Summit on Human Dignity calls us to examine the opportunity gap created through economic inequality and how its effects can be seen throughout our own interactions. Through all of the speakers and workshops we gain powerful insights. It should be noted that the insights and knowledge we gain matter. They matter to us as students and they matter to the people affected…
Bridging the Gap: Summit aims to address economic inequality causes, effects
More on this topic: •  Jesuits weigh in on Catholic positions regarding economic inequality • Economics factor into how students get to school •  First generation college students seek newfound opportunities • OFJ boasts diverse Summit schedule, activities • Summit speaker lineup provides insight into opportunity gap •  Summit shouldn’t be taken for granted • Opportunity gap present on campus through financial programs • Commentary: Opportunity gap present in high…
Jesuits weigh in on Catholic positions regarding economic inequality
By Austin Norville ’15 THE ROUNDUP The hope of this year’s summit on human Dignity topic “The Opportunity Gap” is to influence to students to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate, according to Summit coordinator Mr. Ryan Hubbell. With this year’s summit, Brophy wants students to act by focusing the problem in the community around the school and even some of our students, Mr. Hubbell said.…
Inequality solutions present through financial aid programs
By Alec Vick ’15 THE ROUNDUP I feel very fortunate to go to a school that takes so many steps to bridge the opportunity gap for its vast range of students. When a student steps onto Brophy’s campus, this gap may not be apparent, and does not show itself as often. But it is, in fact, among us. This social and economic divide is what seems to connect us to…
Summit shouldn’t be taken for granted
Staff Editorial The Issue: The Summit on Human Dignity can be overlooked as just a break from regular classes and homework. Our Stance: Personal investment and dedication from students will pay dividends. Every year for two weeks students are given the unique and informative occasion of participating in the Summit on Human Dignity, an opportunity that no high school in the state and maybe even the country has. This year,…