Reconsidering the American Dream
On this most auspicious day, we not only remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but we also begin the American Dream Reconsidered Conference here at Roosevelt University. There are many sessions focusing on this topic and social justice. Click here for more information; in addition, many sessions will be simulcast online.
Our country—along with the rest of the world–has changed dramatically since its inception. We are much more diverse. We have different expectations for our lives. The role of Education itself has changed. In fact: “In 1940, more than half of the U.S. population had completed no more than an eighth-grade education.”
We are curious about your perceptions and experiences of the American Dream. With that said, please respond to the following questions.
- What does the American Dream mean to you?
- How does your earning a graduate degree play support your attainment of your personal American Dream?
- If you attended the conference, please share what you learned.
National Center for Education Statistics. 120 Years of American Education: A Statistical Portrait. Retrieved September 11, 2017.