Quote of the Day

I’m going to avoid anything about the Nobel Prize in this segment today… there’s going to be a lot more talking about it (Obama, as I write this, is getting ready to speak live-on-TV). Instead, I was interested in this:

“The rise of American education was, overwhelmingly, the rise of public education — and for the past 30 years our political scene has been dominated by the view that any and all government spending is a waste of taxpayer dollars. Education, as one of the largest components of public spending, has inevitably suffered.”

– Paul Krugman in a column entitled The Uneducated American

Past 20 years… hmmm… I guess he means starting with Reagan where everything else in our great state dissolution started.

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Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on October 9, 2009, in Economics, editorial, Opinion, Politics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I don’t agree with Krugman on that. It’s only in the past 8 years that higher education has taken the hit. Clinton increased the amount of financial aid available to students.

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