Graduation Speech : High School Diploma

891 WordsOct 26, 20154 Pages
Due to a lack of decent jobs, half of all college graduates are still relying on their parents financially when they are two years out of school. In the US the bottom 40 percent of income earners in the United States now collectively own less than 1 percent of the nation’s wealth, and College tuition has risen 10 times faster than the median family income. These are just a few issues that my generation, and more to come will face. My dream requires fair access to jobs and educational opportunities, work, and fair pay, all while empowering individuals to pursue their own passions. Higher education is essential to having the knowledge and experience to achieve your dream. If I don’t have higher education I would be stuck with a high school diploma. A survey, prepared by Public Agenda and released nationwide by several independent, nonprofit organizations, finds that a towering 87% of Americans believe that a college education has become as important as a high school diploma used to be. Also, three out of four Americans think that there cannot be too many people with education and training beyond high school. This fact is staggering, but we all come to the same conclusion that college is even more important now than ever. In addition to college being more important, college education needs to be affordable. “Nearly two-thirds of Americans strongly agree that colleges should be doing a much better job of keeping down their costs” ( Forbes ). My American dream requires
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