Why This Recession Part 2 Education

          Conventional wisdom holds that a key (in some people’s minds, the key) to maintaining and improving the American economy is education.  Recognizing that many American manufacturing jobs have been shipped overseas and that many service operations can be outsourced as a consequence of the Internet, pundits and politicians have argued that the kinds of jobs remaining for the American worker are those which require a higher level of education and the intellectual skills that higher education is believed to instill in students.  Data showing the higher incomes of college-educated individuals is often trotted out to underscore the importance of post-secondary education to middle-class status and prosperity.

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