"The message here is unmistakable: We have no choice but to educate our way to a better economy. And if you care about job growth and boosting incomes, schools are the game changer."
Arne Duncan, Remarks to the National Conference of State Legislatures
December 10, 2009
Here's the real game-changer:
In our current economy, 10% of the population grabs over 70% 0f the wealth, numbers we haven't seen since before the last Great Depression.
If you prefer pie charts, here's one put together by G. William Domhoff:
If every last one of our children earned an advanced degree within 8 years of graduating from high school, we'd still have a problem.
Oversimplification? Perhaps. Hard to hold an adult discussion anymore.
The diagram put together by the Wobblies--not just your great-grandparents' union.