Stats That Stick: September 22, 2010
Through the Alliance's work and research, we come across some great statistics with major educational significance. Every Wednesday we will be posting our favorites here. Feel free to add in others in the comments section below.
The median duration of unemployment for workers 25 and older with a bachelor’s degree was 18.4 weeks as of August, compared with 27.5 weeks for high-school grads. Three years ago, that figure was roughly the same for both groups—9.5 weeks and 9.6, respectively. -Wall Street Journal
For public, primary schools in the 100 largest metro areas, enrollment is already “majorityminority” nationally but differs greatly across regions, with the West almost 2/3rds minority. -Diversitydata.org
Top performing nations recruit 100 percent of their new teachers from the top third. In the U.S., it’s 23 percent ─ and 14 percent in high poverty schools. -McKinsey & Company
In 2007, 37.7 percent of Americans between the ages of 25 and 64 held a two- or four-year college degree. For 2008, the number is 37.9 percent. If the current rate of increase remains, less than 47 percent of Americans will hold a two- or four-year degree by 2025. -Lumina Foundation for Education