Friday, April 15, 2011

Bad Math

Between 1999 and 2009 (after adjusting for inflation)...

Percent change in the cost of one year of college at a four-year school: +34%
Percent change in the median income of families with children: –7%

Source: National Center for Health Statistics, 2010 Digest of Education Statistics, Table 345; and Bureau of the Census, Historical Income Tables—Families, Table F9

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