What progress in education?

– New international data shows US not making any Recent data from “Education at a Glance 2009”, a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), paints a disturbing picture about educational progress in the United States. This OECD graph shows the comparative education levels of 55 to 64 year-olds (solid red squares)…

Quote of the day

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or, perhaps both.  Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”             …

Institute’s board chair: Answers to 4.4 million unemployed youth are free markets, ‘minimum-wage holiday’

According to the Department of Labor, ” The July 2009 unemployment rates for young men (19.7 percent), women (17.3 percent), whites (16.4 percent), blacks (31.2 percent), Asians (16.3 percent), and Hispanics (21.7 percent) increased from a year earlier. In July 2009, 4.4 million youth were unemployed, up by nearly 1.0 million from July 2008.” Bluegrass…