Communities require a set of public services for a healthy economy. Political philosophers claim that healthy nations enjoy the benefits of progressive economies. In most countries, however, income earning levels are different ranging from high to low income earning categories. High-income earners occupy a class of wealthy individuals who can afford high-quality services in education and healthcare. Rich people in the community drive expensive cars and live in costly homes. Low-income earners are ordinary people who depend on government services which are affordable. Restoring opportunity is a process which aims at creating a fair-level ground in equal opportunities. All children should be provided with an opportunity to advance their lives through public services. Restoring opportunities entails ensuring that ordinary people have access to basic public services such as education, housing, and healthcare.
Most governments strive to ensure that their economies are sustainable. Economists state that a thriving economy provides job opportunities to all people in the community. Moreover, thriving economies provide public services without discrimination. It is unfortunate that some societies discriminate people based on their economic background. People from humble backgrounds are mostly affected by discrimination when seeking public services. Social programs are entitled to create or restore opportunities for all people irrespective of income earning category. Social programs range with respect to the needs of an economy (Duncan and Richard 9). For instance, the U.S. ensures that healthcare services are affordable to all public members. However, authorities require proof of identification as a means of sharing resources equitably. Proof of identification indicates citizenship details among people and this allows governments to plan resource sharing amicably. Nevertheless, these social programs are initiatives that aim at improving public services in healthcare, education and housing needs. These are important social programs that enable the U.S. government to stabilize its economy.
The U.S. government has used healthcare services to stabilize its economy in different ways. For instance, the criteria set for the public to enjoy subsidized services is to work for the government. State and federal workers have improved and lucrative agreements for financing basic services such as housing needs. It is through a mortgage that federal workers finance their homes whilst still working for the U.S. government. Aside from housing needs, most people require medical services from the healthcare sector. It is the responsibility of most governments to ensure that all people have access to medical needs such as medicine and consultation (Duncan and Richard 10). The U.S. government ensures that there are enough medical practitioners in the healthcare sector. A deficit of doctors; for instance, would require outsourcing this profession to foreign governments. This enters a diplomatic phase in which two or more countries agree on the working scope of doctors in involved economies. Healthcare exchange programs achieve objectives of improving healthcare services in an economy.
Education programs play an important role in restoring equal opportunities for all members of a community. Individuals – who come from low income earning category in an economy – barely afford basic needs such as food and shelter. Most of them end up being homeless due to generational poverty. This sector of an economy drags growth and development in a country. However, social programs which improve education standards would be important in elevating the status of poverty among low-income individuals (Duncan and Richard 12). Education ensures that an individual acquires the basic skills of survival in an American economy. In developing countries, for instance, education is a prioritized need in growing an economy. Governments are encouraged to improve academic standards as a means of eradicating poverty. Education creates a stable economy which restores opportunities in different ways. For instance, it is through education that bright children from poor backgrounds end up as doctors and prominent lawyers.
Education programs can be implemented using different initiatives. Some governments provide free education at a certain level of the academic process in an economy. For instance, developing countries provide free primary education to all children. Similarly, the U.S. government provides scholarship opportunities to individuals from low income earning communities. Restoring opportunities is a process which uses objectives of education in distinct ways. For instance, it is through high education standards that a country engage in successful research programs which improve the basic lives of people (Duncan and Richard 13). Learned communities identify economic activities that would eradicate poverty. Education is the only weapon for fighting discrimination based on income earning levels. A learned but poor and unemployed individual could be more creative than; an individual with high academic and professional qualifications from a rich family. Education provides an opportunity for all members of the public to express their opinions in a public debate. People are differentiated based on the qualification levels but not skin color nor gender and cultural background.
Restoring opportunities through education stabilizes any economy. Education provides people with skills and knowledge that lead to creative and innovative income-earning activities. Establishing a strong economy entails ensuring that basic services are accessible to the people. Public services are the building blocks of an economy. Social programs in education improve education standards leading to a vibrant and successful economy.
Duncan, Greg J., and Richard J. Murnane. “Growing income inequality threatens American education.” Phi Delta Kappan95.6 (2014): 8-14.