While those numbers sound promising, some economic experts warn graduation rates, employment and economic growth may not go together quite that smoothly. Some have even suggested the data used to come up with these numbers was flawed.
“They tend to take the numbers that they find and then extrapolate them. It’s a very simple way of doing things,” Henry Levin, co-director for the Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education at Columbia University, told the New York Post. “It’s like saying if my 3-foot-tall child was six feet tall, my child would be able to do all sorts of things. But it doesn’t make any sense to talk that way, because it’s not going to happen right now.”
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