News Updates, Terms and Political Strategies for 2021
The rationale for making high school free was that it was necessary to get a job. If a high school diploma is no longer all that is required to get a good job, is it not time to extend free education to the Associates’ Degree?
Creating a clear path to the middle class and ensuring our nation’s economic prosperity means opening the doors of higher education to more Americans. Today, three-quarters of the fastest-growing occupations require education and training beyond a high school diploma.A generation ago, America led the world in college attainment of young adults. The Obama administration was committed to restoring the world leadership in college completion and ensuring that every student had access to an affordable and high-quality postsecondary education. In today’s economy, higher education is no longer a luxury for the privileged few, but a necessity for individual economic opportunity and America’s competitiveness in the global economy. At a time when jobs can go anywhere in the world, skills and education will determine success for individuals and for nations. As a result, a college education remains the best investment a student can make in his or her future. However, it is important to note that one can still get a job even with a high school diploma. According to XX study, there are a number of high-paying trade jobs to those with high diploma where workers get on-the-job training or can acquire skills through an apprenticeship. However, if one is hoping to break into a professional field and want to raise their job prospects, getting an associate degree is going to serve them much better than just having a high school diploma. As a result, this will help one get a good job as opposed to one holding a high school diploma.
The State of Georgia recently reinstated restrictive measures for voting which would hit Black and Brown neighborhoods mostly. Corporations and major sports’ organizations have boycotted the State. Should States be allowed to reverse access to voting?
Voting rights are under attack nationwide as states pass voter suppression laws. These laws lead to significant burdens for eligible voters trying to exercise their most fundamental constitutional right. Since 2008, states across the country have passed measures to make it harder for Americans—particularly black people, the elderly, students, and people with disabilities—to exercise their fundamental right to cast a ballot. These measures include cuts to early voting, voter ID laws, and purges of voter rolls. In the State of Georgia, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed a law putting restriction on drop boxes, making it a crime to provide food or water to voters lined up outside polling stations, requires mandatory proof of identity for absentee voting and creates greater legislative control over how elections are run. This was considered to unreasonably disenfranchise people of color.