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Less Than a Third


While the largest occupational field, that consisting of professionals and relating occupations was also the largest field, the fields with lower educational attainment combined were larger than the professional and managerial fields combined. Overall 38.02% were employed in the professional and managerial fields while 61.89% were employed in the other white and blue collar fields were those with a Bachelor’s degree or higher constituted less than a third of the work force.[1]

–Educational Attainment in the United States, Wikipedia.

…in the other white and blue collar fields.

The above article is no doubt dated. No doubt, the 2012 update is ever uglier.

Ask me what was the single most important interview moment of this first quarter of 2012 AD?

The Answer: Jeff Sachs.

Somewhere in the cacophony of endless interviews (partial disclosure, the team literally cues me after, “who am I talking to?”) Professor Sachs sticks out like a sore thumb as he calculates the price of our American civilization.

Sachs nailed it in his primal scream over our collapse of education. We are drowning in a trend, a first derivative of slow-motion dumbness.

We need to urgently, urgently consider our national education deficiency.

That deficiency, and its future rate-of-change will define us.

Now, think your offspring’s future. We must increase “less than a third.” Discuss.


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