May 15, 2012 in Education
The number of American academia receiving public assistance has tripled in just the past three years. Individuals holding master and doctorate degrees are finding very little opportunity in the new America of high unemployment. To make ends meet, some of our nation’s finest minds are relying on food stamps, unemployment benefits and other means of federal assistance just to get by.
The unemployment numbers for Americans are staggering, to say the least. Higher education, once touted as a sure pathway out of poverty, no longer seems to be golden opportunity it once was. 1 in 2 college graduates is unemployed. And many scholars at the highest levels of education, those earning Masters and Ph.D degrees, are actually on welfare.
Social issues have once again taken center stage in political debates. But social issues do not put food on the table. While the 2012 election looms near, it will be interesting to see how the candidates, at all levels of government, are planning to bring jobs back to this country; and to assist young graduates in creating their own jobs and businesses.