Having a higher education has become an important part of achieving success in life and has become a requirement for career advancement. However, the budget cuts from COVID-19 has caused the worst crisis in education in the past century.
Higher education is increasingly a requisite for career opportunities and individual success
Almost two thirds of the workforce in the United States does not have a bachelor’s degree. Many companies no longer require it, but there are still some that do. A new report from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute suggests that employers are requiring more and more college education as a prerequisite for career opportunities and individual success in America.
While higher education opens doors to higher paying jobs, it does not always guarantee a successful job. It can also take years to pay off student debt. This debt can affect other life decisions.
College education opens doors to job opportunities, but the purpose of college is more than that. It is about personal growth, health, and more. It also prepares you to be a productive and active member of the community.
Schooling disruptions have exacerbated disparities in nutrition, health and stimulation
During the past decade, schooling disruptions have exacerbated disparities in nutrition, health and stimulation in America. This is a good opportunity for governments to revisit policies that generate inequalities in education.
School closures have a profound impact on all students. Aside from the obvious social impacts, students also experience learning losses. Consequently, governments should allocate extra resources to ensure that all students receive the education they deserve.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals require inclusive quality education by 2030. As governments enter hard economic times, it is imperative that governments prioritise the well-being of all students. For example, governments should boost emotional counselling and social programming. These programs can help to ease some of the stress of students and their families.
COVID-19 budget cuts led to the worst crisis in education in the last century
During the COVID-19 pandemic, 55 million school children, aged three to 18, were affected. The pandemic affected 1.4 billion people globally. It prompted significant changes to education inputs, including teacher characteristics and school characteristics. These changes led to a severe crisis in education in the United States.
As a result, school budgets are under severe strain. Education budget cuts are often more pronounced for low-income communities. This will affect both student performance and graduation rates. Moreover, a 15% reduction in state education funding will lead to the loss of more than 300,000 teaching positions.
In order to reduce the negative impact of the pandemic on students, schools will need to prepare for the crisis and make necessary investments. In addition, schools must work with local and state agencies, as well as partner organizations, to ensure that children receive the proper services.
Alice Palmer’s career in education opened up more opportunities for women to attend college
Educator and activist Alice Palmer made important contributions to the debate over women’s education in the nineteenth century. She helped open the doors to more opportunities for women to pursue a higher education. She served as president of Wellesley College from 1881 to 1887. She was also the co-founder of the American Association of University Women. She is now an Illinois state senator.
Alice Palmer was born in Colesville, New York, in 1865. Her parents were Erskine Roberts and Mary Ward Roberts. Her father studied medicine while her mother supported the family. She started school at age four. She went to high school at age sixteen and graduated from Indiana University. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She taught in Indianapolis and Chicago.
Federal support for education after World War II
During World War II, the Federal government took a large role in education. This included providing funds for education, training teachers, and funding for postsecondary education. In turn, these federal initiatives were directed towards supporting the Allied war effort.
In order to fulfill these goals, the Federal government had to fill in gaps in state and local support for education. A few examples of federal support for education during World War II include the National Defense Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and the G.I. Bill.
The National Defense Education Act, for instance, provided federal funding for math, science, and foreign language programs. It also offered graduate fellowships for teachers. It also provided funding for loans to college students.
COVID-19 budget cuts have exacerbated disparities in nutrition, health and stimulation
During the past decade, food insecurity and unhealthy food consumption have been linked to poor health outcomes and chronic illnesses. In addition, a range of behavioral and social issues are linked to food insecurity.
In the U.S., over 80 percent of adults over 65 years of age have a chronic illness. Moreover, many older adults face economic hardship due to medical debt. This combination of health conditions makes them more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.
In addition, COVID-19 disproportionately affects low-income households. Disruptions to health and food systems are expected to continue into 2022. Among the most vulnerable are migrant and refugee populations, the ultra-poor, and women.