Young People

Access to a post-secondary education is a vital aspect of the American dream, allowing for equality of opportunity and a stable pathway to the middle class for all who are willing to work for it regardless of their background or socioeconomic status.  Higher education not only improves the...
02/24/2019
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The freedom to vote is a cornerstone of American democracy. Voting brings us together as Americans and it is the one time we have an equal voice in the decisions that impact our lives and community. And yet, every year, millions of eligible voters fall through the cracks because they have moved...
02/24/2019
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La educación superior se ha convertido en un requisito básico para conseguir un trabajo con un salario decente y  para entrar en la clase media.  A la misma vez, esta licenciatura se ha puesto tan cara que no está al alcance de muchos de los jóvenes en Estados Unidos. El costo de ir a una...
02/24/2019
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One of the most often-cited reasons for the STEM achievement gap is a lack of skilled and trained STEM teachers. The greatest percentage of under-qualified teachers at the K-12 level is found in STEM disciplines – 40 percent of high school math teachers and 20 percent of science teachers in high...
02/24/2019
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Job security and stability were defining characteristics of the U.S. labor market from the 1950s to the mid-1970s. A large portion of the workforce was unionized, and workplace benefits such as health insurance and pensions were standard. Today, young workers can no longer expect to work at a...
02/24/2019
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Debt has become a generation-defining characteristic for today's young adults. The problem often begins with student loan debt, which today affects both community college and university students. In addition, today's young adults are relying more on credit to cover basic living expenses,...
02/24/2019
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Over the past decade, rents and home prices in major cities across the country have escalated rapidly. As young adults transition from college into the workforce, already owing an average of $20,000 in student loan debt, securing affordable housing in the current market can pose an overwhelming...
02/24/2019
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In today's knowledge-based economy, a college degree is a necessary qualification for entry to the middle class. Over the last 30 years, as real wages for workers with only a high school diploma have fallen, the life outcomes for those with college degrees have diverged from those with only high...
02/24/2019
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Watch LIVE today, Wednesday, October 26, the CFPB's Raj Date will speak in Minneapolis about student loans at 1 PM Eastern. Streaming video below. America's students are facing a serious threat from subprime private loans, and the situation could worsen unless Congress votes to close a...
02/24/2019
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Even before the Great Recession of 2008, today's young adults were on track to have the dubious distinction of being the first generation in a century not likely to end up better off than their parents. Stagnant wages, job insecurity, the decline in employer sponsored health insurance and...
02/24/2019
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