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Education: That was the ticket to prosperity. . . Now, not so sure

CJ Westerberg, July 12, 2012 4:34 AM


How to re-grow the middle class: 
Education is at the forefront

Wonder if education will play a significant role in the upcoming election.  Where's the education meat here? 

This video below features James Carville on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow show which begins with  Carville talking about education at the beginning of the segment, yet drops the education "topic" until the 7:00 mark where he states that the most pressing issues the middle class care most about are rising health care costs and . . . . education.

Rachel, can you dig deeper into education?  No one else seems to be doing it.

Related posts The Daily Riff:

Beware the Ministers of Education:
Misconceptions about Learning and Teaching:  by Howard Gardner

Note to Aaron Sorkin - Dig Deeper Into Education

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The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.
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