Just How Educated are Americans?
For the first time ever, 90 percent of Americans over the age of 25 have finished high school, and more than one-third of Americans over the age of 25 has a college degree or higher. That’s a large increase from 1940, when less than one-quarter of Americans had completed at least four years of high […]
Dramatic Drop in Teen Workers Is Bad News for US Workforce
Over the past 15 years, the number of American teenagers working part-time jobs has decreased dramatically, which is bad news for the U.S. labor market. In 2014, only 1 in 5 teens in school (22 percent) had a job, down 16 percentage points from 2000, when more than 1 in 3 teens in school (38 […]
At 18, America’s Youngest Elected Lawmaker Is Ready to Get to Work
Earlier this month, voters in the eastern state of West Virginia elected an 18-year-old college student to the state legislature. Saira Blair was part of the Republican surge that swept the nation during the Nov. 4 elections. The teenager will become the nation’s youngest legislator when she takes the oath of office in January 2015, according to the […]
American Students Lag Behind in Study Abroad Programs
For millions of students around the world, it’s the highlight of their college career: the opportunity to leave their campus for a semester to travel overseas and study abroad. However, fewer than 10 percent of American students take advantage of the chance to study in a foreign country. And that’s a concern, according to the […]