Today’s op-ed piece by David Brooks in the NY Times uses two studies to explain the widening gap between the haves and have nots.
The first study is titled “The Race Between Education and Technology” and was written by Claudia Goldin and Lawrence Katz. In a nutshell they detail how America’s technological advancements and change have risen steadily while educational progress began to stagnate around 1970. In addition from 1890 to 1960, the average U.S. citizen increased their education levels by an average of .8 years each decade, and America was educating more of its older teens than Europe. These two factors combine to show a possible solution for gaining American economic superiority once again. Continue reading