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

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.”

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6:43AM PST on Nov 11, 2010

He is SOOOO right!

5:35AM PDT on Oct 29, 2010

Spot on Bill!

6:07PM PDT on Oct 28, 2010

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.

2:47AM PDT on Oct 28, 2010

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

5:20AM PDT on Oct 27, 2010

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.

9:13PM PDT on Oct 26, 2010

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

9:10PM PDT on Oct 26, 2010

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

9:06PM PDT on Oct 26, 2010

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

7:42PM PDT on Oct 26, 2010

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.

7:25PM PDT on Oct 26, 2010

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

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