Educational Technology

September 21, 2011

It’s Time for a New Model for Our Schools

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Stanley S. Litow, Huffington Post

An August 2011 study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce confirms what teachers, parents, and public and private sector leaders have known for years: A postsecondary education is now the gateway to the middle class. The Georgetown study indicates that the lifetime earnings for people with bachelor’s degrees are 84 percent greater than those with only a high school diploma — whose lifetime earnings translate to just over $15/hour. For the undereducated — those who have been left behind in the race between technology and education which has fueled global economic growth since World War II — today’s employment and earnings statistics are beyond dire.

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