Monday, March 8, 2010

Padres: Eduquen a Sus Hijos! Here's Why

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Not long ago I posted a chart from Calculated Risk, which I titled "Guess Who's Hurting?" showing that the lower the salary level of a group, the higher the unemployment rate at the end of 2009, in the middle of a very severe recession. Today's chart shows that the higher the education level, the lower the unemployment. The lesson seems clear: young people need to set their sights on finishing college, at least. NMSU is still a great bargain: a fine university, outstanding in several subject matters, especially engineering, in which it is globally competitive, and relatively much cheaper than most. The South Mesilla Valley ought to think about getting the Gadsden School District to partner up with NMSU to help qualify students at an early age with the kinds of things they need to know to make it into college and to survive all the way through.

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