'Poor schools endanger U.S. prosperity'
Original post made on Oct 16, 2013
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on Oct 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm
Very interesting perspective. And most refreshing of all: someone who actually looks at the data, instead of making guesses, for what would improve education.
I agree that education plays an enormous role in national wealth. Just look at Finland. They have far fewer natural resources than the US. In 1960 their GDP per capita was 41% of that of the US. Then they doubled down on education. Now they are at 92% of the US GDP per capita.
on Oct 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm
on Oct 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm
It does not matter what schools do when all of our good paying jobs are outsourced to other countries and a local tech jobs go to foreign nationals with H-1B visas.
Meanwhile all our tech companies are moving to Austin, TX where the business climate is not over regulated and over taxed.
You also have to look at the example of Albert Einstein who had to teach himself physics and calculus from old college texts because his high school would not offer these subjects.