Friday, October 9, 2009
Krugman on the Ignorant American
Paul Krugman argues for and Education Bailout, making arguments that the federal government should be concerned about the state of education in this country after the economic downturn has forced state governments to slash education budgets. He emphasizes that throughout the twentieth century, the US was a leader in public education. This is a critical piece of the puzzle here -- private schools did not provide the kinds of mass education that allowed millions of Americans of all classes access to better work, a better life and deeper forms of political participation.