It is no secret in American culture that women have always highly regarded formal education. Years before women were allowed to vote or garner enough votes to hold political office, they still made the connection that a high school education was essential for greater opportunities.
In terms of earning high school diplomas, women have traditionally had fewer high school dropouts than males. As Figure 1 indicates, 56,800 females graduated from high school in 1900, compared with 38,100 male high school graduates, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women the right to vote, sending out a clear message that a woman’s opinion mattered politically. [Read more here …]
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