kitchen table math, the sequel: speaking of inequality

Thursday, December 22, 2011

speaking of inequality

We haven’t been able to increase the share of our youth that completes college or high school. It’s really remarkable, and most people wouldn’t actually guess this, but in the US, the cohorts that had the highest high-school graduation rates were the ones that were graduating in the middle of the 1960s. Our high-school graduation rate has actually been declining since then. If you look at college, it’s the same thing.
Daron Acemoglu on inequality
Two words: node chairs.

disappearing act


Jen said...

Your two words made me laugh out loud. Though, I'm guessing, what with it being the 60s and all that it should be a compound word: Filmstrip.

Who knew the power of the filmstrip?

Catherine Johnson said...



Catherine Johnson said...

I may have to tell my filmstrip-about-menstruation story.