Bill Clinton: Not Promoting Higher Education “A Recipe for Economic Disaster” [VIDEO]

Former President Bill Clinton explains why we need to keep Republicans away from higher education in this video from a Tarryl Clark rally.  Clark is currently challenging Michele Bachmann for Congress in the Minnesota 6th district.

Via the Uptake:

“..[I]n this decade, for the first time since World War II and the passage of the GI Bill, the United States of America fell from first to ninth in the percentage of population with four year degrees, and of young adults we fell to twelveth.  This is a recipe for economic disaster.”

Watch the video here.

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46 comments

jane richmond
jane richmond7 years ago

He is SOOOO right!

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Penelope P.
Penelope P7 years ago

Spot on Bill!

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Judith S.
Judith S7 years ago

The "dumbing-down of America" has worked as planned. You can see the results in this current election, both in terms of the dumbed-down candidates and the dumbed-down public supporting them.

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Julianna D.
Juliana D7 years ago

The majority of American's will is to advance financially, not to gain new knowledge. This makes it EXPENSIVE to learn.

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Grace A.
Grace Adams7 years ago

Problems with both access to higher education and performance of the public k-12 education system might account for up to 30% of the inequality of income in this country. However, internal motivation for learning (curiosity, joy in learning) needs to be fostered rather than drowned out with too much emphasis on external motivation (good grades leading to good jobs). People who can read but hate to read and thus don't read are alliterate and almost as bad off as the illiterate who can't read.

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ana p.
ana p7 years ago

BARBARA V., YOU ARE SO RIGTH, TOO!!!!
THANKS!

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ana p.
ana p7 years ago

DIANA S., YOU ARE SO RIGTH!!!
THANKS!

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ana p.
ana p7 years ago

Education IS "THE" TOP PRIORITY!!!!!!!!!

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Lori P.
Lori P7 years ago

education is the foundation for any economically stable democracy. it takes innovation for sustainable gains in economic growth and innovation requires a certain academic environment to blossom.

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Beverly L.
Beverly L7 years ago

Educating our youth, the future leaders of our country, should be one of our top priorities.

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