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daily 11/19/2013

    • it doesn’t take into account 2+ million Americans in prison or the astonishing 14 million drawing disability checks.
    • : In 1976 with nearly 1 billion people, the country enrolled less than 50,000 in college. By 1998, this rose to a remarkable 18 million people and by 2007 China surpassed the US in total college graduates. Today, China has over 25 million students enrolled in higher education, 4 million more than in the US.
    • Those lucky enough to keep pace with the new required skills began to see wage gaps increase versus those who didn’t
    • In the global age, we need to create better students by starting public education much earlier.
    • By mandating full-day public education for all 3- and 4-year olds, America would begin cultivating human capital much earlier. How to pay for this? Wright suggests cutting 12th grade—the least productive and most expensive of all school years.
    • we might be better off with three four-week breaks spread more evenly throughout the year.

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