Education: Report Card

¶ After studying figures from behind the Iron Curtain, the National Planning Association announced that it was worried: the Soviet Union currently turns out an annual 30,000 engineers a year "from a five-year curriculum of six-day weeks and ten-month years." The U.S. output: only 23,000 engineers from a four-year, five-days-a-week course.

¶Alabama found that, although the number of its college students has gone up 903% since 1900, its college enrollments still lag way behind other states. Today, it has only 36 college graduates for every 1,000 citizens, compared to the national average of 60. The only state with a worse score: Arkansas,...

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