Gone are the days when young adults didn’t need a high school diploma to get a great job. Many job requirements call for a diploma along with on the job training, a bachelor’s degree, some form of certification from a trade school, or an associate’s degree from their candidates. It is because of this that it has ultimately made it harder to get a job if you couldn’t afford some form of higher education.
At the start of its new fiscal year, October 1, 2013, the United States government shutdown affecting every government program, halting aid, services and forces closures and furloughs on government workers. The last time the government shutdown it was in the year 1995 and the conflict is eerily similar to what is taking place now.
The Republican Congress, led by Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, was concerned about funding for Medicare, education, the environment, and public health in Democratic President Bill Clinton’s 1996 federal budget. Clinton vetoed the spending bill the Republican Party-controlled Congress and the government shutdown for 21 days from November 14 through November 19, 1995 and from December 16, 1995 to January 6, 1996. Continue reading ““I” is for Irresponsible”→
Propositions for pushing better strategies for climate control, the discussion of gun laws and immigration reform were just some of the topics President Obama spoke about during the State of the Union Address Tuesday night in Washington. The speech given by Obama showed a sterner president pushing for Congress to come together for the nation. One of the other major topics covered by Obama included education and its relation to technology and the competitive job market and how the nation’s students stand with the rest of the world. Continue reading “High-tech Education in Obama’s State of the Union Address”→