More evidence that education reform must form part of any economic recovery package

While the mantra of my campaign has been jobs, jobs, jobs, (“It’s the economy, stupid” 2.0) this article (A Reason for Higher Rural Unemployment: Education) from the Daily Yonder provides evidence that it could be education, education, education. Any economic recovery must address the long-term implications of internationally uncompetitive schools and school funding.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate in January for those over 25 years with less than a high-school education was 15.2 percent while the rate for those with a bachelor’s degree or higher was only 4.9 percent.


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