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One Joy of Education

10/10/2015

We’ve all heard about the increasing concentration of income among the top 5%.  You might even think the 95% are treated unfairly.  Or, maybe the 5% are just better protected.

If you are having trouble convincing your kid that he should stay in high school and then go to college, consider the latest research from the National Center for Health Statistics:  In 1995, a high school dropout was 2.5 times more likely to be killed in a car wreck than a college graduate.  By 2010, they were 4.3 times more likely to be killed.  Who knows what it will be like in another five years?

Is it as simple as the rich get richer, while the uneducated get killed.  Or, is it because dropouts are less responsible than college grads?  Or, is it the company they keep?  Or, is it an secret government plan to kill off Americans with less education than the President?  Or, is it because the newer cars are too expensive for the dropouts but protect the educated who can afford the newer cars — an unintended consequence of government regulation?

Regardless, the message is clear . . . stay in school!!

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