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Friday, March 30, 2012

We Don't Need No Education

Jared Bernstein has a heartfelt lament about the priorities of the American right, and in particular the way it’s determined to slash taxes for the wealthy while slashing student aid. And he gives us this chart:

The squares show the percentage of older people with college education, the triangles the percentage of younger people; what we see is that almost every other nation is becoming more educated, but we’re not — and, of course, slipping rapidly down the rankings.

Also nicely ties in with the increasing distrust of science and the celebration of stupidity in popular culture (Jersey Shore, et al). Sigh.