Education: Facts & Fancies

U.S. adults are not nearly so well educated as they would like to be.

The National Education Association last week reminded the nation that among adults aged 25 or over:

¶ 4% have never gone to school at all.

¶ 13% have not completed fourth grade.

¶ 56% have only an eighth-grade education, or less.

¶ 75% have not finished high school.

Pollster George Gallup has countered this dismal reminder with a more sanguine survey:

¶ Over one-third of all U.S. adults hope to get more schooling after the war.

¶ 50% of these 25,000,000 citizens want professional and cultural studies. Only 34% want...

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