Numbered references for the facts cited on the website are located here.
1: The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (January 31, 1865)
2: The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women’s Right to Vote (May 19, 1919)
3: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Implementation Decree; May 31, 1955
4: The National Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. § 1973–1973aa-6)
5: The Equal Pay Act of 1963; (Pub. L. 88-38), (effective June 11, 1964)
7: The Equal Employment Opportunity Act (Public Law 92–261) of 1972 was designed to prohibit job discrimination for reasons of race, religion, color, national origin, and sex.
9: The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 U.S.C. Sections 6101-6107)
10: The Americans with Disability Act of 1990 (Amended 2008 as Public Law 110-325, ADAAA)
11: Economic Policy Institute Briefing Paper #258:The Kids Aren’t Alright, A Labor Market Analysis of Young Workers, by Kathryn Anne Edwards and Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, April 7, 2010.
12: Developed by The Internship Institute, an action-oriented non-profit charitable organization. The full Intern Bill of Rights and Proposed Reforms are published at www.InternshipInstitute.org. A public forum inviting supplemental contributions, feedback, new ideas and pointed debate is hosted at www.PayInterns.com.
13: “Fact Sheet #71: Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA),” issued by US. DOL Wage and Hourly Division, April 2010.
14: Recommendation in concert with the Economic Policy Institute: EPI Policy Memorandum #160 (revised 4.9.10)
15: The National Association of Colleges and Employers, Career Center Budget Study
16: Based on the Learning Experience Access Program (L.E.A.P.) developed by The Internship Institute.
17: University of Michigan-Dearborn Career Center Study (12.07)
18: Intern Productivity Study that illustrates how an individual supervisor can gain more than 200 days of work productivity/year by trading their time to manage and mentor students, The Internship Institute, 2007
19: The American Enterprise Institute (AEI), “Diplomas and Dropouts: Which Colleges Actually Graduate Their Students (and Which Don’t),” June 3, 2009
20: The National Association of Colleges and Employers, Career Center Usage Study; also Student Monitor Research
22: National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), conducted by financial-aid expert Mark Kantrowitz.
24: Originally, The GI Bill of Rights, officially known as The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, was signed into law on June 22, 1944. In 2008, the GI Bill was updated once again. The new law gives veterans with active duty service on, or after, Sept. 11 2001, enhanced educational benefits that cover more educational expenses, provide a living allowance, money for books and the ability to transfer unused educational benefits to dependents.
26: Credit card statistics, industry facts and debt statistics for total credit card debt.