Andreas Schleicher, special adviser on education at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), says the US is now the only major economy in the world where the younger generation is not going to be better educated than the older.
Originally Posted by The Lone Bolt
What evidence do you base that on?
"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," says Mr Schleicher.
"These skills are the engine of the US economy and the engine is stuttering," says Mr Schleicher, one of the world's most influential experts on international education comparisons.
Face it. College costs are rising beyond the reach of more and more young Americans every year.
We have decided, as a society, to pour more and more of our created wealth into the pockets of the already extremely wealthy. We'll see where that gets us, although the indicators are already pretty clear.