This essay argues in favor of Mike Rose's assertion that funding cuts to education have a detrimental effect on numerous factors, including stunted job growth in America, not remaining innovative and competitive in global markets, as well as attaining the college graduation goals set by Department of Education. In agreeing with Rose, the author provides comprehensive reasoning and data from numerous national centers: Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, American Council on Education (ACE), The College Board, and American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The author also examines the weaknesses of Rose’s arguments as he neglects to define key terms such as ‘the young’ and ‘poor.’ Lastly, the author asks: Are there more people in poverty today than there were in 50 years ago?
"Progress for Low Income Students,"
The William & Mary Educational Review: Vol. 6
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/wmer/vol6/iss1/2