Financing for preschool has dropped by $548 million dollars (roughly 10%) in the year 2011-2012. This is a discouraging statistic since education, especially at such a young age, is crucial for development. The United States are already falling behind other developed countries in terms of education so you would think that there would be increased funding of education so that the U.S. can remain competitive with other countries. Furthermore, the secretary of education said that children from low-income families start kindergarten an average of 12 to 14 months behind children from wealtheir families in language development and pre-reading skills. This statistic is also discouraging because it suggests that the people who need the most help in the country (less priveledged/poverty stricken) are not getting the help. It would also suggest that the lack of funding may cause an increase in inequality which is not a good thing considering the U.S. has a high rate of inequality based on the Gini Coefficients we have learned about in class.
Potential Project TopicsReducing/eliminating plastic containers on campus Sponsored printing on campus Raising Minimum Wage - Federal Dining Services - longer hours / keeping in-house Keystone Pipeline