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In the movie Apartment for Peggy education is a big issue Most middle and lower class people back in that day could not really afford to go to college When the GI Bill was amended for returning Veterans allowing them free education it opened a door of possibilities for these people The question for many of them including Peggys husband Jason in the movie was incredibly enough whether or not to walk through the door or not Today society would jump at the chance for free education We know that without it we are less likely to succeed in getting that promotion raise or even finding a lifelong career However in the time period of this movie most people werent even educated enough to realize this Also as Jason did a lot of families felt they needed money more than they needed education and so sought a job which wouldnt necessarily last but would keep food on their table Peggy on the other hand realized that if Jason could get his degree in education he would no doubt have a stable job for the rest of his life Jason so concerned about money was blinded by the fact that upon abandoning his education and delving into the car dealership business he could be jobless and he and his potential family could be homeless within a year Peggy said it best in the movie when she quoted her deceased grandfather Dont hold your money so close to you that you cant see the big pictureAnother educational issue discussed in the movie was also a social one When Peggys friend finds lipstick on her husbands laundry it comes to the audiences attention that because the returning Veterans are receiving this education that the education actually in some cases becomes a barrier This type of behavior occurs even today Presently the illiterate or ignorant are looked down upon even teased for their lack of education In those former
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