Monday, October 10, 2011
Wealth gap and education
There has been more talk about the wealth gap in the US. Median household income is falling. The percentage living in poverty is at about 15%. Isn't this the main reason for more ducation. The educated are doing well and those without skills are not. If you marry someone who is educated and working, you will do even better as a household.
The answer is to get the poor educated with skills for work. Do it to the largest group by whatever means to met standards. Can you read instructions? Can you do simple math? Can you write a business letter? If you cannot do these things, you ill not get a degree.
The economic cost of poor education on the economic and on the individual is very high. This is not about saving jobs but serving the next generation.