When theorists and pundits analyze the educational system in America, they typically focus on the country’s urban, coastal centers. This is a huge problem, since more than fifty percent of the nation’s operating school districts are in rural areas, and these students are the least likely in the country to attend college. Low college attendance…

Addiction has become one of America’s most costly, and most neglected diseases. In a recent Columbia University study, researchers found that over “40 million Americans age 12 and over meet the clinical criteria for addiction involving nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs.” Additionally, it is estimated that nearly 80 million people in the U.S. are what…

In 2011, the first wave of an estimated 78 million baby boomers hit the retirement age of 65, meaning that many Americans can now expect to live nearly twice as long as their early 19th century counterparts. While life expectancies have drastically increased over a century, concerns about the healthcare industry’s ability to keep up…

Women comprise roughly half of the U.S. workforce, but a mere 25 percent of women pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This is troubling, especially when you consider that job positions in STEM fields are rapidly increasing in number. The cybersecurity profession–one of the United State’s most important and…

Liberal Arts education has come under fire in recent years, as America’s higher education crisis and the ever increasing cost of education has led students, parents, and policy creators to more critically analyze a students’ ROI when earning a degree. The issue has become increasingly political, as both democratic and republican leaders have come to…

America has a substantial problem with opioid addictions. Prescription drug overdose rates have more than doubled over the past fifteen years, and deaths from opioid use have tripled in that time. In states across the country, heroin and prescription medication abuse has risen to epidemic levels. In 2014 alone, an estimated 4.3 million Americans were…

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 (colloquially referred to as Obamacare) made mental and behavioral health treatment one of ten essential benefits required in new insurance policies sold on the federal health exchange. Despite this expanded coverage, however, many Americans still struggle to access mental health treatment because they are unable to…

The American higher education system was greatly impacted by the economic downturn in 2007. For many public universities, insurmountable budget cuts caused institutions across the country to inflate tuition costs and cut spending. As a result, students have been forced to bear the brunt of college tuition costs, which have risen by 1,120 percent since…

The Democratic race for the presidency is well under way, with just under two months to go until the Iowa Caucus. Polls indicate that Hillary Clinton is leading in the race so far, despite her opponent Bernie Sanders’ surprising wave of popularity in New Hampshire. Sanders popularity in New Hampshire was surprising to some, as…