Millennials are a generation of people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. Specifically 1982-2000, and if you think baby boomer’s parents procreated at a high rate well they taught their offspring to do much of the same. Millennials are now 18-36 years of age and comprise of twenty-four percent of the US population, but that 's about the only similarity between the baby boomers and the millennials. Other than the sheer size of the two groups millennials are becoming a generation that the United States couldn 't make up if they tried. Only twenty-one percent of millennials are married while forty-two percent of baby boomers were married at the same age, almost one out of every four millennials have a bachelor degree or higher making them the most educated generation ever seen.
Many students attend Holy Family dreaming of graduating with a good GPA and hoping to be prepared for their future jobs and goals. In the same article they say that “The growth in returns to college has generated a predictable response: as the education earnings gap increased, a larger fraction of high school graduates went on to college” (583). Many of my friends are studying different courses such as; Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, and Nursing. They all want to achieve their goals and dreams. They also claim that “As Figure 4 shows, the proportion of men and women ages 20 to 25 who attended college jumped by about half over the past poor ears, tracking the rise in the wage premium.
With class, there is a strong indication of where a person residential area is. Living in Trumbull the property tax is high because the houses are big, and the majority of the town are homeowners. Thus, creates a bigger pool of money for the local government to fund the public schools in my area. My high school is ranked 20th in the state of Connecticut (Niche). Where twenty-five AP classes are offered to give greater opportunity for individualized programming and accomplishments.
During his lead, the American economy went from a GDP growth of -0.3% in 1980 to 4.1% in 1988, averaging 7.91% annual growth in current dollars (William K. Niskanen). Under Reagan many jobs were created, leading to an increased GDP. November 1982, when Reagan’s economic policies began to take effect, to November 1989, shortly after he left office, 18.7 million new jobs were created; a record for a comparable period at that time (Independence Hall). Another positive effect of jobs was money for families. Reagan also simplified the tax code by reducing the number of tax brackets to four and slashing a number of tax breaks (William K. Niskanen).
Attending college is an important life choice everyone should make. Stephanie Owen and Isabel Sawhill, the authors of Should Everyone Go to College?, explore that “…the median earnings of about $30,000 for 25-34-year old high school graduates working full-time in 2010, this implies that a year in college increases earnings by $3,000, and four years increases them by $12,000” (They Say/I Say pg.209/para. 3). In the Owen and Sawhill article they provide information on the difference in a person’s salary with a high school diploma compared to a person’s salary with a one year certificate and a bachelor’s degree. Owen and Sawhill continues on to state that, “there are many non-monetary benefits of schooling that are harder to measure but no less important” (They Say/I Say pg.210/para.3).
Since at least the 1970’s, the topic of year-round schooling has been debated by many people.This new system is spreading across the nation fast, in fact, in 2011-12, there were about 3700 schools that operated on the year-round schedule. (Zubrzycki 1,3). Like any other controversial topic, there are both benefits and drawbacks to the year-round schooling system. For instance, a definite benefit would be that, “...with one group of students always on vacation, a school that was built for 750 students can serve as many as 1000. This allows school districts with little or no money for building expansions to handle a growing student population and save millions of dollars in construction costs.” (Nair 2).
Becker and Murphy depict a graph that shows the correlation between higher education and higher income. This chart shows that over the course of 30 years (1970 to 2005) the percentage of people who graduated college are making noticeably more than people who stopped their education after high school. “In recent years, a person with a college education earned roughly 70 percent more” (Becker and Murphy, 582-583). Becker and Murphy also stated that, “the labor market is placing a greater emphasis on education, dispensing rapidly rising rewards to those who stay in school the longest” (583). Knowing these “rewards” are to come from furthering ones education, the desire to go to college has encouraged people to study longer in an attempt to achieve “a stable, middle-class lifestyle… which they can focus on saving money for the future…” (King, 611).
During the last decade, the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services), welcomed more than 6.6 million citizens into the country to become naturalized U.S citizens. Some benefits from being naturalized include: benefit of the country due to more diversity within, the privilege to vote for your leaders, financial aid, and reuniting families. My mother came into the U.S to have a better life with more opportunities to provide for her family. My mother was naturalized in August 24, 1996. In history records according to citizens, about 1.1 million people took a citizen oath in 1996; Asians and Latinos at the top of the list.
Hence, one can see that constructionist school focus mainly on historical force and social influence on ethnicity. Despite the constructionist approach better explains possible changes in identity; it does not pay appropriate attention to the economic and political effect on shaping the ethnic
Although early studies contributed pertinent elements for analysis of public investment in the cultural sector, they omitted the maze of cultural industries, and their impact on economic growth and on the way in which the public experienced new cultural manifestations. For its part, the point made regarding the important additional contribution of cultural industries to the productive system implied that cultural policy actions needed to cover a broader spectrum, but said nothing further regarding the survival capability of forms that did not necessarily find a market niche. Finally, the realities of a continent such as the American continent, where the development of the cultural industry have not entail the destruction of traditional cultures, although it has entail its transformation and rearrangement, sets a challenge in the conception of culture from a mere cultural industry stand point. The evidence of the production of culture from an industrial level cannot leave behind other sectors that have manage to subsist and readapt in this specific modernity of our continent, such as the hand crafted art or the immense intangible heritage generated by customs and knowledge particular to our richness and multiplicity of ethnic groups and
Of course everybody wants to go to college, get a degree, and be successful. Unfortunately, The American dream has been sabotaged by the costs of education. As for jobs and education in America, many other countries have been competing with us. The rise of immigrants from other countries such as China and India are contending hard with American students in the college, and workforce. According to a source, the average college tuition is about 9,000 dollars.
Then the Universities of Texas to which the land grants were given to decided to drill for oil and in 1923 they struck that black gold. Within one year of that same discovery there was 17 wells producing money for the universities. This brought a lot of money in for the universities and that built buildings that are still being used today. With the oil boom helping the universities get more money and the oil helping people get more money people could finally could go to college and the colleges could step up their learning with the money. By 2008 the land had produced $4.4 million in oil and natural gas royalties.
The difficulty of transitioning from military service member to contributing civilian citizen has been acknowledged by the United States government as early as 1924. As wars have come and gone, so too have versions of veteran’s benefits; including that of education aid. The tone and outcome of the wars have impact on the veteran’s education programs that follow. Philip M. Callaghan, of The American Legion Magazine, details the upswing and fall by explaining, “The golden age of college benefits for veterans ended on June 25, 1950, at about 4 a.m., Korean Standard Time.” Before that moment, WWII veterans enjoyed a lucrative version of the bill which afforded them a home loan and education that the average, 1940’s American could not have funded
Clark, William A. V. Immigrants and the American Dream: Remaking the Middle Class. New York: Guilford, June 2003. Print. The United States has absorbed nearly 10 million immigrants in the past decade. This book examines who the new immigrants are, where they live, and who among them are gaining entry into the American middle class.
In addition to railroads, Congress passed numerous acts and laws to encourage people to move west. One of the first acts was the Homestead Act of 1862. Which “gave 160 acres of land to anyone who would pay a $10 registration fee and pledge to live on it and cultivate it for five year” (Divine, Breen, Fredrickson, and Williams 502). Passing this law forged a “mass migration of land-hungry Europeans” (Divine, Breen, Fredrickson, and Williams 502), amazed that a country would relinquish millions of acres for free. Between 1862 and 1900, close to 600,000 families made their way west from free homesteads.