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Higher Education: The Average American's Conduit to a Better Life

by Alan Eggleston

Our nation remains bogged down by low-paying jobs, and the Republican-dominated Congress doesn’t seem in the mood to help middle-class families advance. When the nation calls for higher wages and a national rise to the minimum wage – and a national rise of the minimum wage – all Republicans can do is say, “Get a better education.” At the same time, Republicans discourage anyone from getting a better education. 634 more words

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The Faces of Wildwood

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Wildwood campus and spoke with a few students about their favorite things about community college and some of their best study tips.

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Opportunity Cost

In order to write your new chapter in STEM, you cannot not let doubt paralyze you.

There is a shift occurring in the United States to that of a majority-minority population and it is occurring faster than expected and faster than those investing in STEM education programs and initiatives can feel and see the outputs.   380 more words

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On Education Part 2: The Value of Community College

Today at work, I got into a conversation with a young woman who was vacillating on her education. Her current position paid little more than minimum wage, but she wasn’t concrete on any future plans. 713 more words

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Happy Meals and Old Spice Guy, 5 Paragraph Essay

 

In Happy Meals and Old Spice Guy, Joanna Weiss examines advertising and its manipulation of children.  After reading and discussing the article, the students are tasked with the following assignment: 44 more words

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