posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 04:20 PM
I put this into Political Mad because to me, it's a damn important political issue.
Here are two charts. They are STUNNING.
The first is the value of the US dollar, we know it's start, but there it is.
This one is the average income of somebody who HAS a college degree.
Just to be clear, the cost of tuition has gone up 72%, yet the average earnings are down 14%. How is it possible to stimulate an economy with an
educated workforce when they cannot afford to get educated?
When they do get educated, they end up making very little in wages, compared to the mountain of debt they've been forced to amass to even get that
Housing prices are up 44% as well, so there goes the American dream. You can't go to college, graduate, get a good job and then buy a house anymore.
You have to plan your whole life to get one piece of something and even then you're forced to pay far into your twilight years to settled the costs
Personally I'm getting really tired and dumbfounded with the state of education, and the electorate's refusal to make it a top priority in current
legislation. Solving the debt crisis and creating a sound fiscal environment is not ONLY about the stock markets.
It's about your workforce and the power of their dollar. It's about their education and the costs associated with it.
edit on 1/29/2013 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)