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New Speech Outline - Chapman Each one of us in the room has...

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Chapman Each one of us in the room has consciously made the decision to further our education. From all walks of life we gather with a common goal to receive a higher education. According to a study, from my sociology textbook, on the educational achievements in the United States (Ch. 14: Society); in 2007 only 28% of the population had graduated from college. This percentage seems low but take into consideration that forty years ago only 11% of the U.S. had college degrees. What effect would a higher percentage of graduates have on U.S. society today? More educated individuals would be beneficial to society because college graduates are less likely to live in poverty, which indirectly results in diminishing crime rates. Individuals with degrees are more active in the community and are typically healthier than those without. Scholars at centers of higher education inspire both tradition on campus and cultural innovation world wide. College graduates are less likely to live in poverty due to their investment in their education (Sec 2:9: Education Pays). Graduates, with a four year degree, tend to make two to three times as much as those without a degree. This helps society through progressive taxation, from an economic standpoint, if an individual makes more money, they will pay a higher percentage of taxes. It is important to remember that American society thrives on the idea that everybody contributes to increase the basic standard of life. The following is a chart of median earnings and taxes paid on those earnings. As you can
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