Education is out of control
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
–Nelson Mandela (South Africa President, Activist)
Statistically speaking, education leads to higher employment and lifetime earnings.
Following the 2008 Financial Crisis, the income for the top 1% grew by over 10%; but the bottom 99%, experienced negative growth.
BARRIERS TO ENTRY
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours.”
- Cesar Chavez (Civil Rights Activist
This is one barrier and this alone has led to an increase in poverty. Poverty is a serious threat. But what is Poverty?
Those making $23,492 a year for a family of four
People making $11,720 for an individual are considered to be living in poverty
15 % of the entire nation lives in poverty
Blacks- 25% of the entire Black population live in poverty
Hispanics – 25% of the entire Hispanic population live in poverty
How do these groups get out?
Where you’re born is where you stay
THE STUDENT-BACKED SECURITY
Entering a top college is difficult easy, but paying is even harder. Tuition, since 1978 has risen over 1,100. The percentage that graduates hardly justifies the tuition hike.
Textbooks had the Biggest Price Increase (38.6%) in the Past Five Years
The Tuition Price Increase is a close Second Place (32.2%)
“Long-term unemployment can make any worker progressively less employable, even after the economy strengthens.”
Janet Yellen (Chairman of the Federal Reserve)
After the Financial Recession most employment growth has been in low-wage occupations.
The largest job growth over the coming decade will be in low-paying occupations
Home Health Aides
Food Service Workers
Today’s American Educational Fact Sheet…
Only 30% graduate
25% are unemployed
28% are under-employed
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