If you are going to watch one single documentary about higher education in the United States, you can do no better than CNN's 'Ivory Tower'. Is College Worth It? That's the question Director Andrew Rossi sets out to answer. The points made in this documentary are nuanced, and the answers are many.
Of all the pieces of legislation that came about to help dig America out of the Great Depression, none had a greater impact than the Social Security Act. This single piece of legislation and subsequent amendments expanding the eligible number of recipients dramatically rewrote the social compact between the federal government and the citizens it governs.
Laws that have broad bi-partisan support come few and far between, but the GI Bill that was passed in 1944 is one of those few bills that will bring together both the most ardently conservative and die hard liberal because it was a law designed to thank those who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country.
It took the United States nearly two hundred years before it realized the importance of setting up a system for citizens who have become unable to work and need assistance to ensure they can still provide for themselves. Up until 1956 an individual who became disabled had little to no protections and had to rely on the help of others if they fell on hard times and couldn't work anymore.
Do you find yourself struggling to pay for food on a weekly basis and wondering how you are going to feed your family or yourself another meal? Have you always questioned whether you are eligible for assistance, but don't know where to look or how to sign up? Look no further! My hope is to answer all of your questions and provide you with all the relevant information to help
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