Wednesday, September 14, 2005

U.S. Falling behind in education

This story is all over the news today, even getting a small story in the Northwestern.

We are getting a smaller percentage of our kids through high school and college. We used to lead the world in these statistics, but have now dropped to seventh.

It is not too hard to see why. Accessible higher education (and high school) is under assault by the anti-tax movement that dominates our politics. As we all know, students here face high tuition bills, less personal attention, and, I would have to imagine, a harder time completing their degree.

This report just highlights the problems we face--continuing attacks on higher education undermine our ability to create criticial thinking citizens and a work force that knows how to reason and adapt to the changing global economy.

Invest in education! Make sure Wisconsin citizens of the next generation get college degrees and can help keep our state prosperous.

This call, however, falls on deaf ears in Madison.

Inside Higher Ed :: International Erosion

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