The Pros And Cons Of The American Dream

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Billy Ayres in the Huffington Post said in an article that “today we seem to have a struggling generation of young people who do not have good jobs, health insurance, pensions, houses or hope.” In this generation, it is a lot harder for people to be able to have any of those things like houses, insurance, or hope because things are getting to be ridiculously expensive, and the amount of help to get an education or good job is straying further away from average people. For most people, the American Dream to get an education, retire at a somewhat old age, and have ample, equal opportunities in life is straying farther out of reach. The first part of the American Dream is the ability for someone in America to get a college education, which is becoming less attainable. The cost of tuition over the years has become very expensive. According to Forbes, many students that choose to take the four-year college route are often affected by the financial burden of student loans, which greatly impacts the jobs that they are able to take, as well as their internship experiences . In addition, youth who come from lower- or even middle-income families are often unable to take advantage of internships that may provide invaluable experiences and connections with their peers and others, as they may be unpaid (Flannery). For many colleges, tuition can range from $40,000 to over $200,000, and some of the jobs that require expensive degrees, such as a pilot, can start around as little at
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