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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:04 AM

US is Only Developed County where Younger Generation will Receive Less Education than their Parents

U.S. is Only Developed County where Younger Generation will Receive Less Education than their Parents

The expectation that young Americans will always be better educated and more successful than their parents is no longer true.

A new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) says the United States is now the only major economy in the world where the younger generation will not surpass the preceding generation in terms of schooling.

Andreas Schleicher, special adviser on education at the OECD, told the BBC News: “It’s something of great significance because much of today’s economic power of the United States rests on a very high degree of adult skills—and that is now at risk.”

Today, only about 20% of young adults will reach a higher level of education than their parents, a rate that’s among the lowest rates in the developed world, according to the OECD. Schleicher says that a major problem in the U.S. is that the skyrocketing cost of going to college has created a barrier for many young Americans who do not come from wealthy families.

http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/us-is-only-developed-county-where-younger-generation-will-receive-less-education-than-their-parents-121204?news=846374

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Romulox Dec 2012 #1
byeya Dec 2012 #2
ecstatic Dec 2012 #3
leveymg Dec 2012 #4
lbrtbell Dec 2012 #5
liberal_at_heart Dec 2012 #6

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:07 AM

1. Also, children today also "enjoy" shorter lifespans than their parents'. nt

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:11 AM

2. Class War: No affordable college or medical care; work at crap jobs; die young. The Greedheads

 

rake it in while laughing at us if they deign notice us at all.

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:18 AM

3. That's sad. What can be done about this?

These are very serious issues that never get discussed because we have a broken media and the republican "clown car" party ensures that the topics we discuss are superficial, if not ridiculous.

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:39 AM

4. Another symptom of a disappearing American middle-class with long-term consequences - a caste system

breeds a multitude of ills, including class warfare.

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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 11:51 AM

5. It happened to me

And I'm a Gen X'er!

Education has been going down the toilet for decades. I have literally learned more during my post-school adult years, than I ever learned in a classroom.

Even if you have the money to go to college, the quality of education is in the shitter.

Other countries provide college education for free, and that's what our country should be doing. Nobody should have to go into debt for college.

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:36 AM

6. kick. We need to be talking about education every chance we get

It needs to become just as big a political issue as taxes, Social Security, and Medicare are.

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