Monthly Archives: April 2014

Myths and Misinformation

Clearing Up Common Misconceptions About Higher Education Myth #1:  College graduates have such a difficult time finding jobs, college is not worth the investment. Data collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics data show an unemployment rate of more than

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Higher Education and People with Disabilities

A Look at the Numbers U.S. Census data indicate that 19% of the population was living with a disability in 2010. In 2007-2008 11.8% of college students were living with a disability. ________ Works Cited The National Center for Education

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A Closer Look

Examining the G.E.D. as a Stepping Stone to a College Degree The GED Testing Service administered the GED in its most recent form until 2014.  The test has gone through another set of changes and is now administered by Pearson

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Education Prevents Child Marriage

Education Reduces Chances of Girls Becoming Child Brides CARE reports that 64 million girls around the world have been made to marry before the age of 18.  CARE points out that almost 39,000 girls a day are forced into marriage

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A New Lexicon

Language Changes about Education Reflect New Approaches to Education Junior College –> Community College Two-year colleges were initially called junior colleges. They offered coursework designed to allow students to continue their education by transferring to four-year colleges. As the educational

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Where Is Everybody Going?

Student Enrollment for: Two-Year or Four-Year Colleges Of the 4,495 Postsecondary Title IV* institutions in the U.S. as of 2009 1721 are 2-year colleges and 2774 are 4-year colleges. Public and For-profit Colleges As of 2013 88% of all students

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“ . . . higher education shall be equally accessible to all”

Access to Higher Education After World War II, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted to guarantee human rights for every person.  It was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 1948. Article 26, Section 1 says: Everyone has

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