Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Doing so Little with so Much Quote of the Day

"The folks at the National Center want us to think that the U.S. is so prosperous because we have such a great "investment" in higher ed — and had better keep raising it. The truth is closer to the reverse of that. Only a very affluent country could afford to have a higher-education system that costs so much and produces so little."

-- George Leef (HT: Kay Brooks)

2 Comments:

Blogger Lanette said...

I would be interested in looking at the history of American education, not higher education, but elementary and high school. I have a suspicion that it will show that the more the government, and its money, has gotten involved, the lower the outcomes.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Kay Brooks said...

You might want to download The Underground History of American Education by John Taylor Gatto to read or for a shorter more concise read get his "Dumbing Us Down".

4:38 PM  

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