American Dream: Growing Up In A Hispanic Household Education

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Having personally grown up in a Hispanic household education has always been an important factor in my life. The aspirations my parents had for raising me in America was the ‘American Dream’. They would continuously say, “You need to go to college, so someday you will have a good job, and make a lot of money”. It’s certainly a lot easier said than done. Having already fulfilled most of my college days I am beginning to realize more and more how going to college isn’t all its hyped up to be. The truth is you aren’t guarantied a job after college and the value of a bachelor’s degree feels like it has decreased over time. What I want to know is if educational attainment is rising, have wages also kept up? It’s a struggle enough for most parents

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that college isn't all hyped up to be, and the value of a bachelor's degree feels like it has decreased over time.
  • Explains that educational attainment in america has been steadily increasing over time. in 2009 almost 85% of the population had a high school diploma, today that number most likely has increased.
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