American government and higher education : an analysis of the Morrill Act, GI Bill and political speeches of President Barack Obama, The
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This thesis examines the dominant discourse that perpetuates ideologies and behavior regarding higher education among Americans. The act of going to college has become a mandatory act in which students pursuing higher education seldom ask why they are going to college. I believe legislation such as the Morrill Act of 1862 and the GI Bill of 1944 have guaranteed that the union between the government and higher education will continue to influence political rhetoric and perpetuate the dominant discourse of higher education. This thesis explores the political rhetoric surrounding these acts and two ...