Practice PRELIM 10 Evolving Annotated Bibliography Workshop

Sydney Nichols

Prall, Derek. “Equal Opportunity for the American Dream.” American City & County Exclusive Insight, Apr. 2020, p. N.PAG. EBSCOhost,

This article addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ proposition, an election-year policy agenda called Mayors’ Vision for America: A 2020 Call for Action. The mayors want bipartisan solutions for some of the greatest challenges facing our nation and they are prioritizing those solutions around Infrastructure, Innovation and Inclusion. This source will be helpful because it proves that helpful change can happen when resources are allocated to the right things.“Big investments in STEAM in our local secondary schools, and our colleges and universities will produce a new generation of graduates with a vision for the future and the technical training to support it. This next generation of young men and women from all socio-economic and demographic backgrounds will have opportunities to rebuild their communities as states across the nation receive their share of $1 trillion to design and build 21st century infrastructure. New jobs for graduates give chance to start a new business or expand an existing business, engaging emerging technologies that form an infrastructure ecosystem, or getting a second job.”“Now is the time for engineers to step forward and lead. Together, we can build a better, brighter future for all and provide equal opportunity for “your” American Dream.”2. ELTIER

CAMPBELL, KATHRYN. “From the Editor.” Liberal Education, vol. 104, no. 2, Spring 2018, p. 4. EBSCOhost,

This article discusses whether higher education can recapture the American Dream and the financial obstacles many college students face when deciding to pursue higher education. This
article will be useful to my essay because it discusses the growing wealth disparity and the exclusivity of financial well-being. “Like the annual meeting, these articles make clear that if higher education is to ‘recapture the elusive American Dream,’ it will need to continue articulating the connections between college learning and graduates’ success in the workplace and in life. But it will also need to reclaim and redefine achievement of the American Dream itself–not solely as a matter of private economic success, but as a public good that the people of the United States, buttressed by colleges and universities as educational, economic, and social drivers, create together.”

ANTER, MARTHA, and ANJANA VENKATESAN. “The Promise of College: Opening New Pathways to the American Dream.” Liberal Education, vol. 106, no. 1/2, Winter/Spring2020 2020, pp. 20–25. EBSCOhost,

The article offers information on the concept of College Promise, a commitment to fund a college education for every eligible hardworking student advancing on the path to earn a college degree, a certificate. It focuses on the aim of the College Promise Campaign (CPC) to increase the social, economic, and civic mobility of students by advancing College Promise programs in communities. This article will be useful because it discusses ways to make the American Dream more accessible.

Nadeau, Richard, et al. “Satisfaction with Democracy and the American Dream.” Journal of Politics, vol. 81, no. 3, July 2019, pp. 1080–1084. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1086/703070.

This article discusses how past and current economic conditions are strong determinants of citizens’ attitudes toward government and political institutions. In this article, we develop a forward-looking theory and argue that economic expectations also drive the level of satisfaction
with democracy. Crucially, we contend that this relationship is conditional: hope for a better tomorrow matters more to the poor and to those who live in less affluent countries. We use survey data from 34 countries to study the conditional relationship between economic expectations and satisfaction with democracy and find that the allure of the “American Dream” can be more or less potent, depending on one’s place on the socioeconomic ladder. These findings contribute to our understanding of a fundamental aspect of political life: support for democracy may rest on a coalition between the wealthy and those who expect to become wealthy. This article will be useful because it discusses the wealth disparity and how it impacts one’s empathy for others.

olak, Jennifer, and David A. M. Peterson. “The Dynamic American Dream.” American Journal of Political Science (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.), vol. 64, no. 4, Oct. 2020, pp. 968–981. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1111/ajps.12522.

This article discusses how the American Dream is central to the national ethos, reflecting people’s optimism that all who are willing to work hard can achieve a better life than their parents. Separate from the support for the idea of the American Dream itself is whether the public believes it is attainable. We consider the origins and dynamics of the public’s belief in the achievability of the American Dream. Is the American Dream a symbolic vision, rooted in political socialization rather than contemporary politics? Or does optimism about the American Dream follow from the viability of the dream, rising with economic prosperity and falling with declining opportunity? We develop a new macrolevel measure of belief in the American Dreamfrom 1973 to 2018. We show that it moves over time, responsive to changes in social mobility, income inequality, and economic perceptions. As inequality increases, belief in the attainability of the American Dream declines. This article will be useful because it captures the overarching issues with the American Dream.

Abbye Baustert

Connell, Christian M, et al. “Leaving Foster Care—the Influence of Child and Case Characteristics on Foster Care Exit Rates.” Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 28, no. 7, 2006, pp. 780–798.

This article explores three potential outcomes for children in foster care, reunification, adoption, and running away from care. This study utilized Cox regression modeling to identify child and case characteristics associated with each outcome for a child in the Rhode Island foster care system. The study explores and elaborates on these three options, indicating the foster care system’s state, and discusses how it can be improved. Peters, Andrew Ross. Child Care Quality and Foster Care Stability : a Time-to-Event Approach / by Andrew Ross Peters., 2017.-Early Childcare and Education (ECE) often serve to improve the quality of life in foster care homes across the United States. This study uses past archives to explore the effects of ECE on foster care in many different ways. The study goes in-depth to properly explore the realities of foster care conditions in America, explores what needs to be improved and what is currently harmful to the children.

Gupta-Kagan, Josh. “America’s Hidden Foster Care System.” Stanford Law Review, vol. 72, no. 4, 2020, pp. 841–913.

This article discusses America’s “hidden fostercare system’. This system allows abuse and neglect toward orphaned children to ensue without proper documentation of it. This is a gateway for horrible treatment toward children to take place. The article discusses how America discreetly advocates for this outdated and dangerous foster care system and explores its perniciousness. The article challenges America’s foster care system and what it advocates for.

Weisz, Vicky, et al. “Children’s Participation in Foster Care Hearings.” Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 35, no. 4, 2011, pp. 267–272.

This article challenges other articles for not properly evaluating America’s Foster care system. To do this, four main questions were the vocal points. Those being, (1) Is attending court harmful to children? (2) Is attending court beneficial to children? (3) Is judicial behavior with the child in the courtroom related to potential harms or benefits? and (4) Are there age differences in children’s reactions? The study uses the method of bringing children to dependency review hearings to compare them to children who did not view the hearings.

(un)wanted, Foster Care Documentary (2017), Joey Talks

This documentary focuses on the 2017 foster care crisis in Wisconsin. It elaborates on the realities of foster care and the horrors that the children there endure. This documentary discusses the psychological distress that children in the Wisconsin foster care system experience and demonstrate real scenarios and raw emotions.