— Chad Burnaw
We are going through a monumental shift in the world of academia. The question is whether or not the shift is taking us in the right direction.
Education is supposed to be our best bet for breaking the cycle of poverty and achieving the American dream. However, there are millions of people who enroll in college and then do not graduate. Many of these people are now struggling with overwhelming debt and have little to show for their hard earned college credits. Some people assume that the reason why people dropout of school is because they aren’t prepared or lack grit. However, this is not the case. The reason why people don’t stick with school is because of inadequate financing, caregiving, the sense of not belonging, or juggling too many of lifes’ responsibilities.