In a recent court decision favoring the for-profit education industry, a federal judge struck down a provision of the “gainful employment regulations” designed to ensure for-profit colleges were preparing students for the workforce without saddling them with unaffordable debt.
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Parents face numerous challenges adjusting to life with a brand new bundle of joy. In the United States, those challenges are intensified by the lack federal paid family leave policies – pushing parents to strain an already tight family budget or cut bonding time short to return to work.
In fact, the United States stands virtually alone in failing to guarantee even unpaid leave to all new parents. In 178 other nations, new mothers are guaranteed paid time off, and in 54, new fathers are guaranteed the same.
Education for inmates can be a vital part of preparing them to re-enter society successfully. Multiple studies demonstrate that individuals who receive educational opportunities while they are incarcerated are far less likely to re-offend when they return to their communities.
From the “wait and let that sink in” department, a recent report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service shows the distribution of wealth across U.S. households has continued to become more concentrated in recent decades.
10-year-old EJ Swanson shows his excitement over Old Glory.**
Today there is plenty of evidence the American Dream is in serious trouble. A recent Federal Reserve study found median household net worth has dropped almost 40% since 2007. With the cost of higher education skyrocketing, how can the next generation have more opportunity – or even the same opportunity – as we did?