Many U.S states have lost education ground compared to other states and the national average. The number of their residents with bachelor’s degrees is declining and those with lower quality jobs are increasing. Certainly, they receive less comparative advantages than well-educated employees who will obtain and keep jobs easily. That is understandable that the part of the popular with high levels of education have lower unemployment. The causes are various in the erosion of education in several states. The trend is likely to become more alarming amid slow economic recovery and fewer budgets for educational facilities and educators.
The following will bring a closer look at some states running out of smart people. The figures are shown with percentage of bachelor’s degrees and population with white collar careers.
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.6%
Population with white collar careers: 11.7%
The automobile industry has suffered from hard time of the recession, and Michigan has lost considerable percentage of its population with college degrees.
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 26.6%
Population with white collar careers: 10.5%
The portion of Alaska’ population with bachelor’s degrees increased slightly. The state also had a problem with a “brain drain”. Many high academic achievers leave the state after high school graduation.
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.8%
Population with white collar careers: 13.6%
Wyoming has experienced decrease in percentage of adults with a high school diploma since 2000.
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.7%
Population with white collar careers: 11.8
While, for nine years to 2009, 39 states had better increase in adult with bachelor degrees, Oklahoma saw relative decline.
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.9%
Population with white collar careers: 15.1%
Compared to other states, Colorado has quite good education outcomes, with 35.9% of bachelor’s degree or higher.
Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.5%
Population with white collar careers: 12.5%
With 3% decline in population with a white collar job, Texas was ranked the fourth worst performer. Texas students ranked lower in reading.
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