OUR TIME DAILY TRANSLATION
We've heard you say it many times: "Politics is like a foreign language." Well, we agree.
Each week, we summarize, simplify, and interpret different major news stories and how they affect our generation. We'll give you our take, and you can decide for yourself.
Tens of thousands of young soldiers deployed to the Middle East in the last ten years are returning home, and under the support of the G.I. Bill, are enrolling in college.
There are some alarming statistics that show that 88 percent of them will drop out while one-third of them experience severe anxiety and 46 percent of them consider suicide due to the unstructured college lifestyle and the loss of the tight bond with their peers.
Some universities have designed specific programs to help veterans transition from the warzone to the classroom, however there are still not enough programs at every school to ensure their success.
WHY WE SHOULD CARE
It’s becoming harder for young Americans to secure jobs and housing without a college degree.
Young veterans face many obstacles when enrolling in college leading to these high dropout rates; this will ultimately make for a weaker Millennial generation.
OUR TIME OPINION
It is imperative that our veterans who chose to get a college education have programs in place to help them adjust to civilian lifestyle.