The Importance of Education Essay by Annette

The Importance of Education
The following paper discusses the progress in American education and class mobility.
# 4365 | 1,130 words | 6 sources | 2003 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2003 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Development Studies)

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This paper discusses the increase in access to education and the perception that one must get a "good" job to be a success. The writer contends that as the importance of education has grown within American political conceptions of identity, so has the importance of ones perceived class as it is tied to ones education. This paper concludes that although female and minority inroads into the fabric of the American Dream have escalated over the course of the 20th century, there is still much work to be done.

From the paper:

"According to the U.S. Census Bureau's Website, overall economic mobility has increased over the course of the 20th Century. For instance, about 84 percent of all U.S. adults age 25 and over had high school diplomas and 26 percent had bachelor's degrees or higher, according to the latest census. Both of these statistics represent record highs. Yet these correlations are not perfectly equal in terms of both racial distribution, for instance. Non-white individuals apparently had less access to higher education."

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