The American education system is broken, and we can’t fix it without addressing it head-on.
It’s been that way for decades, and it needs to be fixed now.
Here are five reasons why.
Too many graduates get jobs that pay less than their grad school degree.
When students attend college, they often receive jobs that are much lower in pay than they earn in the years that follow.
And that’s the real problem.
The more jobs graduates do, the more they are likely to drop out of college, and that’s a real problem, too.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that, over the past 10 years, graduates with less than a high school diploma earned an average annual salary of $42,200, which is nearly three times as much as the average earnings of the next most skilled workers.
And in the past five years, those same graduates have been stuck in a permanent job that pays less than what they earned in high school.
A college education isn’t a guarantee of a good job.
While some graduates can find jobs that offer good pay, those jobs often don’t last long.
According to the BLS, in the decade ending in 2021, nearly one in three college graduates dropped out of school in order to find work.
More than two in three were forced to leave school after graduating.
And just a third of college graduates with a bachelor’s degree or higher were able to find a full-time job after graduation.
A lack of preparation means students have to spend their college years learning for jobs that don’t pay.
While the majority of college students take courses that prepare them for jobs, many colleges are spending less on these classes than on courses that are more relevant to the jobs that graduates need to find.
According the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the median cost of a four-year associate degree in the private sector is $25,000, compared to $44,000 for a bachelor degree in public schools.
Graduates are often discouraged from pursuing a career that is more relevant.
When the economy picks up again, the next big issue for students in high schools will be the ability to secure a job in the job market after graduation, and they may not have the skills that they need to get into the job they are looking for.
For the average American, it’s going to be hard to find good paying jobs in the next few years, and many will likely end up getting stuck with low-paying jobs.
College graduates are disproportionately likely to graduate from low-income schools.
While it’s true that high school graduation rates are higher among college graduates than among all students, the problem is more serious.
According a study released in August by the Urban Institute, college graduation rates among low- and moderate-income students are about 60 percent lower than those for high-income kids.
That’s a lot of college grads who have no real chance of landing a good-paying job, and a lot less than the percentage of students who graduated from a public or private school.
The problem is even more pronounced among African-American students, who account for roughly 50 percent of the college dropouts.
It also reflects the fact that the vast majority of students in the United States don’t have access to college financial aid.
So, if you’re looking for a job, it will be hard for you to find one that will pay well, regardless of your ability to pay.
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